Further reading


  • Cumberlege, J (2016) Better Births National Maternity Review https://www.england.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/national-maternity-review-report.pdf
  • Davis-Floyd, Robbie, ed.(2009)  Birth models that work. Univ of California Press.
  • Edwards, N. (2010). Why does the Albany Midwifery Model work? AIMS Journal, 22(1). Retrieved from http://www.aims.org.uk/Journal/Vol22No1/albanyModel.htm
  • Hatem, M., Sandall, J., Devane, D., Soltani, H., & Gates, S. (2008). Midwife-led versus other models of care for childbearing women (Review). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 4. Available online at http://apps.who.int/rhl/reviews/CD004667.pdf
  • Huber, U., & Sandall, J. (2006). Continuity of care, trust and breastfeeding. MIDIRS Midwifery Digest, 16(4), 445-449
  • Kemp, J., & Sandall, J. (2010). Normal birth, magical birth: the role of the 36-week birth talk in caseload midwifery practice. Midwifery, 26(2), 211-221.
  • Leap, N., Sandall, J., Buckland, S., & Huber, U. (2010). Journey to Confidence: Women’s Experiences of Pain in Labour and Relational Continuity of Care. Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health, 55(3), 235-242.
  • Mander, R. & Murphy-Lawless,J.(2013) The Politics of Maternity, First, London, Routledge
  • Nolan, M., & Foster, D. A. (2005). The Albany Practice, South-East London: Antenatal and Postnatal Groups. In Chapter 7. Best Practice in Antenatal Education. In M. Nolan & D. A. Foster (Eds.), Birth and Parenting Skills: New directions in antenatal education (pp. 110-112). Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone.
  • Reed, B. (2002). The Albany Midwifery Practice (1). MIDIRS Midwifery Digest, 12(1), 118-121.
  • Reed, B. (2002). The Albany Midwifery Practice (2). MIDIRS Midwifery Digest, 12(3), 261-264.
  • Reed, B., & Walton, C. (2009). The Albany midwifery practice.  in Davis-Floyd. ed. Birth models that work, 141.
  • Reed, B. (2015). Changing a birthing culture: Becky Reed explores why so many women with the Albany Midwifery Practice had home births. AIMS Journal, 27(4), 6-7.
  • Reed, B., & Sandall, J. (2008). The 2000 Study: Albany Midwives Practice Statistics over 10 years. Paper presented at the International Confederation of Midwives 28th Triennial Congress, Glasgow
  • Reed, B., & Walton, C. (2009). The Albany Midwifery Practice. In R. Davis-Floyd, L. Barclay, J. Tritten, & B. A. Daviss (Eds.), Birth Models that Work (pp. 141-158). London: University of California Press.
  • Rosser, J. (2003). How do the Albany midwives do it? Evaluation of the Albany Midwifery Practice MIDIRS Midwifery Digest, 13(2), 251-257.
  • Sandall, J., Davies, J., & Warwick, C. (2001). Evaluation of the Albany midwifery practice: final report, March 2001. Florence Nightingale School of Nursing & Midwifery, King’s College. Available online at http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/599/
  • Sandall, J., Leap, N., Grant, J., & Bastos, M. H. (2010). Supporting women to have a normal birth: Development and field testing of a learning package for maternity staff. Final Report to Department of Health. London: Kings College London.
  • Brintworth, K., & Sandall, J. (2012). What makes a successful homebirth service: An examination of the influential elements by review of one service. Midwifery. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2012.06.016

Articles relating to the closure of the Albany Practice

  • CMACE (2009) The London Project  Centre for Maternal and Child Enquiries (CMACE Report PDF)
  • Critiques of the CMACE Report:
    • AIMS (2010) Critique of the CMACE Report (Article PDF)
    • AMP (2011) Response from the Albany Midwifery Practice (Download document)
    • Jowitt, M. (2010a) Midwifery Matters issue 124 2010 (Article PDF)
    • Jowitt M (2010b). ‘Selection bias in the Albany HIE audit’, Midwifery Matters, 126, 21-24.
    • Newburn, M. and Dodwell,M. (2010) NCT summary and critique of the review methodology of the CMACE Report (Article PDF)
    • Walsh, D. (2010) Review of the CMACE Report (Review PDF)
  • Davies, S., & Edwards, N. (2010). Termination of the Albany Practice contract: unanswered questions. British Journal of Midwifery, 18(4), 260-261.
  • Edwards, N., Murphy-Lawless, J., Kirkham, M., & Davies, S. E. (2011). Attacks on midwives, attacks on women’s choices. AIMS Journal, 23(3), 3-7.
  • Harrington, R. (2010). Demise of the Albany is a blow to the midwifery profession. British Journal of Midwifery, 18(1), 49-50.
  • Jowitt, M. (2009)  Save the Albany   Midwifery Matters issue 123, Winter 2009   Available online at http://www.midwifery.org.uk/?page_id=540
  • NCT Press release http://www.nct.org.uk/press-release/nct-response-albany-midwifery-practice Released on: 22 December 2009
  • Walsh, D. (2010). The Albany Midwifery Group: perverse findings from a flagship model. British Journal of midwifery, 18(2), 74-74.