By ‘Significant concern’ says RCM Scotland on NHS midwifery vacancy stats on 04 December 2019
ISD Scotland has published statistics on NHS midwifery and other staff vacancies in Scotland. The statistics show an increase of 26.5% in midwifery and nursing vacant posts from September 2018 to September 2019.
By ‘RCM CEO receives Honorary Degree from University of West London’ on 03 December 2019
Gill Walton Chief Executive and General Secretary of the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) has been recognised with an honorary degree from the University of West London (UWL).
The honour comes as recognition for her midwifery leadership ...
By Need integrated services putting women at the centre of care says RCM on report on women’s health on 02 December 2019
Today the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) has published a report ‘Better for Women’. The report calls for better joined up services and emphasises the need for national strategies to meet the needs of girls and women ...
By ‘Improvements needed in NHS job evaluation for Maternity Support Workers’ says RCM on 29 November 2019
This week the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) is celebrating and highlighting the role of maternity support workers (MSWs) in NHS maternity services.
As part of the focus on MSWs and the work that they do the RCM has today published results ...
By Not good enough says RCM on midwife numbers in Health Foundation report on 28 November 2019
Today the Health Foundation has published a report on the NHS Workforce. The reports shows how different NHS staff groups have grown in the past year. Midwives have grown in number by the smallest of any group.
By ‘Midwives key frontline professionals who can identify FGM says RCM’ on 28 November 2019
Today NHS Digital have published the latest enhanced dataset on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).
The data collected is from July to September 2019 and supports the Department of Health’s FGM prevention programme presenting a national ...
By RCM welcomes commitment to reduce health inequalities in SNP Manifesto on 27 November 2019
Today the Scottish National Party published their General Election Manifesto. Commenting on the manifesto, Mary Ross-Davie, Director for Scotland at the Royal College of Midwives, said: “The RCM is committed to protecting the NHS and lobbying ...
By ‘Worrying’ says RCM as rates of obesity amongst pregnant women in Scotland on the rise’ on 27 November 2019
The Information Services Division (ISD) of NHS Scotland have published their annual report on Births in Scottish hospitals.
The publication covers important statistics related to pregnancy, childbirth and the early care of babies born ...
By RCM launches publication to support mothers to talk to their baby on 27 November 2019
Supporting parents to improve child literacy is the aim of publication from the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) published today. The publication ‘Talking to Babies’ is a guide for maternity support workers (MSWs). The guide will help them ...
By ‘RCM responds to Conservative Party Manifesto’ on 26 November 2019
The Conservative party have published their manifesto for the upcoming 2019 General Election.
The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) have welcomed the Conservatives commitment to make the ‘NHS the best place in the world to give birth’.