RCM statement on death of Sir David Amess

on 15 October 2021

'The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) is shocked and saddened to hear that Sir David Amess has died following an attack earlier today.

'Sir David was a great champion for better maternity services throughout his long parliamentary career. He was the chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Maternity and had served in that role for many years. Indeed, the RCM met with his team only yesterday to plan an APPG event on maternity safety he was helping organise in Parliament next month.

'This is such devastating news. Our thoughts are with his friends and family at this time.'


The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) is the only trade union and professional association dedicated to serving midwifery and the whole midwifery team. We provide workplace advice and support, professional and clinical guidance, and information, and learning opportunities with our broad range of events, conferences, and online resources. For more information visit the RCM website www.rcm.org.