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RCM responds to HSIB report into intrapartum stillbirths during COVID-19
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RCM responds to HSIB report into intrapartum stillbirths during COVID-19

on 16 September 2021 The pandemic has had a significant and detrimental impact on many aspects of healthcare, including maternity care the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) has said in response to a new report into stillbirths during COVID-19 by the Healthcare Safety ...
RCM calls for extending legal rights to workplace breastfeeding support
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RCM calls for extending legal rights to workplace breastfeeding support

By RCM calls for extending legal rights to workplace breastfeeding support on 14 September 2021 Employers must follow guidance on supporting breastfeeding at work says the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) in a motion to the TUC Congress. The RCM says that ACAS guidance is being ignored by many organisations and this is affecting breastfeeding ...
Midwives warn NHS underinvestment ‘brutally exposed’ by pandemic
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Midwives warn NHS underinvestment ‘brutally exposed’ by pandemic

on 13 September 2021 The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) called for more investment in the NHS and other public services in a composite motion to the TUC Congress yesterday. The RCM says this is the minimum required to put right a decade of austerity and underinvestment ...
New NICE guideline rightly focused on women centred care says RCM
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New NICE guideline rightly focused on women centred care says RCM

on 19 August 2021 The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) has welcomed an updated guideline published by NICE which focuses on women-centred care, more engagement with maternity services earlier in pregnancy and informed decision making. For the first time ...
Midwives urge pregnant women in Scotland to get COVID-19 vaccine
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Midwives urge pregnant women in Scotland to get COVID-19 vaccine

on 17 August 2021 The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) is urging pregnant women in Scotland to get vaccinated against COVID-19 as the best way to protect themselves and their baby against the worst impact of the disease. The call comes following a rise in unvaccinated ...
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Cuts to local public health budgets will widen health inequalities warn leading women’s health organisations

on 12 August 2021 A partnership of leading women’s health organisations has called on a county council to rethink its plan to cut £2.09 million per year from its public health budget. In a letter to Hampshire County Council (HCC), the One Voice Partnership, ...
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Poor access to fluids on maternity units is affecting maternity staff health says RCM

on 09 August 2021 With summer temperatures and maternity staff still required to wear more personal protective equipment (PPE) than before the pandemic, the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) is calling for common sense from NHS Trusts and Boards around access ...
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