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Apply for RCM Fellowship

Apply for RCM Fellowship

The RCM Fellowship scheme recognises individuals who provide exceptional leadership and deliver excellence in practice, education or research. RCM midwife members can apply to be considered for a fellowship and if successful, applicants can use the fellowship status to display their support for the RCM. 

Becoming an RCM fellow is an opportunity for experienced midwife practitioners to showcase their experience and expertise and promote the profession of midwifery. The fellow will be eligible to use FRCM after their name and to join a network of FRCM alumni who will be invited to the annual RCM lecture as a VIP of the RCM. In addition there will be an electronic networking group for FRCMs as part of RCM i-learn or through RCM Extranet; this would enable them to share their expertise with like minded peers. All successful applicants will receive a certificate and a distinctive insignia.

As an RCM fellow, you will receive professional recognition which will enhance your career prospects. You will also have the opportunity to contribute to strategic groups, influence national policy and develop working groups. Fellow will also receive exclusive benefits such as VIP invitation to the annual Zepherina Veitch Memorial Lecture. The RCM also encourages its Fellows to present and share good practice issues at conferences and events, and to engage with opinion leaders and policy makers.

Why should you apply for a fellowship?

There are many benefits to becoming a fellow of the RCM.

  • You can lead on future developments and initiatives in midwifery.
  • You have the opportunity to contribute to the national and international development of midwifery.
  • You are an ambassador for Midwives and the RCM.
  • You are recognised and appreciated within your organisation.
  • You demonstrate role modelling for peers and colleagues.

Equality and Diversity

We are committed to equal opportunities and aim to make sure that all our members are treated  fairly and equally. We welcome nominations from all sections of the community, in particular black and minority ethnic (BME) midwives, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) midwives and younger midwives.

Application process

To find out how to apply, click here.

All Fellows must abide by the Fellowship Code of Conduct and Practice.


If you are a referee for an RCM Fellowship, click here for some guidance on being a referee.


Applications open from 4th October - 5th January 2018

Applications reviewed by RCM review panel 8th January – 2nd February 2018

Applications reviewed by External Panel 5th February – 16th March 2018

Applicants informed of panel decision Following RCM Board ratification – via email

Fellowships awarded at RCM’s Annual Memorial Lecture Date TBA

If your application is successful you will be asked for the first fellowship membership fee to be paid August – fee is £5 per month in addition to usual RCM membership fee.

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