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London midwives warn of maternity care shortage

8 March 2014 Last updated at 17:51 GMT

Independent midwives are warning that London could face a shortage of maternity care, after the government refused to help them insure their practices.

Midwives working outside the NHS wanted the government to provide financial backing - but it has refused, saying they need to find alternative solutions.

Tarah Welsh spoke to Jacqui Tomkins, chairwoman of Independent Midwives UK,