The RCM Student Midwives Forum (SMF) debates and discusses issues affecting student midwives at local and national levels to inform the work of the RCM on behalf of student midwife members.
The SMF leads the RCM Student Midwives’ Conference each year, identifying issues of interest and concern to student midwives and uniquely contributing to the programme.
Each of the four countries in the UK has student midwife representatives on the SMF. The Group is chaired by a student midwife member and supported by the RCM Services to Members Directorate. The Forum meets 3 times a year at RCM Headquarters in Central London. Members are elected by student midwife members of the RCM. Student midwife members will be informed of vacancies and invited to self nominate.
The Student Midwives Forum is currently reviewing its Terms of Reference. To ensure that it effectively networks with student midwife members a virtual reference group will be set up to include a representative from each university/midwifery society. It has also been identified that an Alumni of past SMF members would be invaluable in supporting the transition from student midwife to midwife.
Below is a list of the current membership of the SMF with their contact e-mail address. If there is any issue that you would wish to be debated by the Forum please make contact.
Liz Blamire email@example.com
Sarah Walbank firstname.lastname@example.org
Judith Jones J.Jones16@edu.salford.ac.uk
Hannah Abel email@example.com
Bronwen Ryan firstname.lastname@example.org
Alison Rodgers email@example.com
Suzanne Smyth firstname.lastname@example.org
Julie Bambridge email@example.com
Rebecca Cross Wright firstname.lastname@example.org
Chelsea Thomas email@example.com
Kate Harris HarrisKE2@Cardiff.ac.uk
Annemarie Thomas firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information about the RCM Student Midwives Forum please contact:
Head of Organising and Engagement
The Royal College of Midwives
15 Mansfield Street
London W1G 9NH
Tel: 020 7312 3422
Download further information about Midwifery Societies here