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Maternity Support Worker Month

Maternity Support Worker Month

"The RCM - Supporting Support Workers"


The Royal College of Midwives would like to thank everyone who was involved in MSW Month throughout November 2017.

Our month of activity and celebrations set out to encourage all RCM Branches, our Workplace Reps and our members to work together to host local MSW focused events during the month of November.

Celebrating the Support Worker Role…

During this month we wanted show how Support Workers in Maternity are an integral part of the Maternity Team as well as our Union and Professional Organisation.

The RCM welcomes Support Workers including MSWs, HCAs, MAs, Community Support Workers, Nursery Nurses or those in Clerical or Administration Roles in Maternity into membership and to get more involved in our organisation. You can find out more information on our MSW Category of membership here.

This was also an opportunity for us to celebrate the role and encourage many more Support Workers to join us and be part of our growing RCM membership of Support Workers in Bands 1-4.

Our Members, Branches and Workplace reps planned activities to take place during November to celebrate the Support Worker role in the Maternity setting: study days, MSW Awards Ceremony, recruitment event, tea party or community event - and we opened a photo competition...

The MSW Photo Competition!

Congratulations to our MSW Photo Competition 2017 Winners!

We ran a photo competition as part of MSW Month in November 2017 to demonstrate the contribution of Support Workers in Maternity as an integral part of the Maternity Team as well as our Union and Professional Organisation. We judged and awarded prizes for events demonstrating the best use of the RCM “MSW” branding in the photos and loved the creativity of all of our entrants!

We're pleased to announce that this year we're awarding £250 towards Branch funds in each region and country, meaning 13 winners in total!

Congratulations to the teams at the Branches of:
East Midlands - RCM Derby and Derbyshire;
East of England - RCM Suffolk East & Ipswich Branch;
London - RCM Croydon Branch;
NI - RCM NI Western Branch;
North East - RCM County Durham and Darlington;
North West - RCM North Manchester;
Scotland - RCM Grampian;
South Central - RCM Oxford & Banbury;
South East - RCM East Sussex Branch;
South West - RCM Bath & Trowbridge;
Wales - RCM Cwm Taf;
West Midlands - RCM Heart of England
and Yorkshire and the Humber - RCM Barnsley and District.

Thank you to all of the wonderful Midwives, Student Midwives and Maternity Support Workers and who took part in The MSW Photo Competition 2017.

Click here to view the great photos.