On Call Provision results
The RCM have been involved in negotiations to develop a framework for On Call Provision within NHS Scotland. The results from the RCM Member survey are as follows -
12.2% of members responded
The majority of the trade unions/ professional organisations position was to accept the offer. Further discussions will now take place regarding implementation.
The new arrangements will commence from the 1st of October 2012.
The UK Scotland office offers support and information to the Scottish membership of approximately 3750 members. It provides the Council or General Secretary, as appropriate, with a country-specific perspective on matters relating to policy, legislation, the Scottish Parliament, statutory and professional bodies and trade unions. It also acts to receive, interpret and disseminate information, develop relations with relevant bodies and agencies within Scotland and extend the influence of the College throughout Scotland.
The RCM in Scotland fulfils a strategic role in the education and professional development of midwives. The education support offered has reflected what is happening in the maternity services and the requirements associated with that. Conferences, study days and seminars are arranged to meet the needs of members in both urban and remote and rural areas.
It continues its involvement in local and national research and education and also works with universities and colleges of further education. In addition it contributes to national and international education, research, policy and practice development issues.
Director of UK Scotland: Gillian Smith
National Officer for Scotland: Jacquelin Mitchell
National Officer for Scotland: Emma Currer
Administrative Assistant: Angela MacMorran
Administrator: Sharon Allison
If you would like information about the education programme arranged for midwives in Scotland please call the Education Section on: Tel 0131 225 1633