Vaughan Gething set to deliver speech to midwives at RCM’s Annual Conference

on 23 September 2019 RCM Annual Conference Wales RCM Wales

The Minster for Health and Social Services in Wales Vaughan Gething AM  will tomorrow attend the first day of the Royal College of Midwives (RCMs) annual conference in Manchester.

NHS Wales will also be in attendance providing information to midwives and maternity support workers about living and working in Wales.

The Minister will deliver a speech in the exchange hall between 11.15-11.30 on Tuesday 24 September.

It’s also anticipated he will be at the NHS Wales stand following his speaking session where there will be an opportunity for delegates to meet and speak with the Minister.

Commenting ahead of the RCM’s Annual Conference, Helen Rogers, RCM’s Director for Wales said; “I’m delighted that Minister is attending our annual conference. It’s a great opportunity for all our delegates in particular RCM’s Welsh members to meet and speak with the Minister.

“The RCM have worked closely with the Welsh Government particularly over the past year and the Minster has always recognised the importance of having good maternity services and has supported us as we continue to support our members in Wales to deliver safe high quality care for women and their babies.”

Health Minister Vaughan Gething said: “I am delighted to be able to speak at this year’s Royal College of Midwives Conference. The midwifery profession is fundamental to our healthcare systems and lay the foundations for the best start in life. 

The Welsh Government recognises the importance of maternity services to the population and recently published a five-year Maternity Vision for Wales to guide the transformation of maternity services in Wales.”

The RCM Annual Conference is running on Tuesday, 24th and Wednesday, 25th September at Manchester Central. For more information on the RCM Annual Conference see

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