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Caring for You campaign

Caring for You campaign

RCM campaign for healthy workplaces delivering high quality care

The Royal College of Midwives’ Caring for You Campaign aims to improve RCM members’ health, safety and wellbeing at work so they are able to provide high quality maternity care for women and their families. 

We are asking all NHS organisations to support Heads of Midwifery in the UK to sign up to the RCM’s Caring for You Charter to show their commitment to improve midwives’; student midwives’; and maternity support workers’ health safety and wellbeing at work so they are able to give even better care for women and their families.

Cathy Warwick (RCM Chief Executive) explains why you should sign up to the Caring for You Charter

How to get involved with the campaign

1.       Sign up to the Charter

We are asking for all NHS organisations to sign up to the RCM’s Caring for You Charter.

We will send you an email when your organisation has signed up and your RCM Health and Safety Representative and Head of Midwifery will have a poster-sized version of the Caring for You Charter to sign and put on the notice board in your workplace.

To see organisations who have signed up to the RCM’s Caring for You Charter, please scroll to the bottom of the page. 

If your organisation hasn’t yet signed up to the Caring for You Charter please attend your next RCM branch meeting to discuss the campaign - your local RCM Workplace Representatives will have details of the next meeting!

If you don’t currently have a RCM Health and Safety Representative in your workplace another RCM Workplace Representative can sign up to the Charter instead.

2.       Become a RCM Health and Safety Representative

If you don’t currently have a RCM Health and Safety Representative in your organisation another RCM Workplace Representative can sign the Charter instead but this would be an excellent time for your branch to elect a Health and Safety Representative!

We provide lots of support and training for Health and Safety Representatives and this is an exciting time to get involved. You can find out how to become a RCM Health and Safety Representative on our website here.

3.       Attend your local RCM branch meeting

One of the first points of the Charter is for RCM Health and Safety Representatives and Heads of Midwifery to work together to develop and implement an action plan on health, safety and wellbeing issues that are important to the maternity workforce and service users. We have advised RCM Health and Safety Representatives and Heads of Midwifery to hold an RCM Branch meeting so that you can discuss the issues that are important in your local workplace. Please make sure you attend the meeting so that your voice is heard. Your RCM Workplace Representatives will have details of the next meeting.

4.       Submit your organisation as best practice!

We want to showcase organisations that sign up to the RCM’s Caring for You Charter and  demonstrate that healthy workplaces provide high quality care. You can share your organisation as best practice as part of our Better Births initiative to inspire other organisations. You can email your case study to caringforyou@rcm.org.uk

 

Caring for You Pedmeter Challenge

Your chance to  win  £100  for your RCM  branch.

From 18th April – 2nd May 2017 we are asking maternity staff from around the UK to take part in the RCM’s Caring for You Walk at Work Pedometer Challenge.

A pedometer challenge is a great way to get staff more active, boost morale and help everyone get involved with the Caring for You Campaign. The RCM  will  give the  winning branch £100 paid directly into your Unity bank account.

 

Click here to download your getting started guide

Click here to download your Walk at work Record sheet

 

and remember to get your local RCM workplace reps or branch officer to order Caring for You pedometers from: http://www.bcqgrouponline.com/rcm/Login.aspx

 

 

Campaign Resources

You can find out more information on the RCM’s Caring for You Campaign by speaking to your local RCM Health and Safety Representative (or any RCM Workplace Representative in your workplace) or emailing caringforyou@rcm.org.uk

 

Presentation for Workplace Representatives

Click here to download PowerPoint Presentation: Caring for You Campaign for Workplace Representatives>

Caring for you Infographics

Click here to download Caring for You Campaign infographics to share>