By RCM says it will challenge itself to do better on race issues as it launches new campaign on 21 June 2020
‘We will challenge ourselves to do better when it comes to tackling race, equality and discrimination issues.’ That is the message from the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) as it launches Race Matters, a new campaign to tackle race issues within ...
By RCM calls for ‘swift implementation’ of NHS England action plan to support BAME pregnant women on 21 June 2020
The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) has today called for swift implementation of an action plan announced by NHS England to provide additional support for Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority (BAME) pregnant women.
on 17 June 2020
The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) says we must learn lessons from a Public Health England report on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities published yesterday.
By System failing BAME women says RCM on new study on 08 June 2020
The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) is calling for urgent action as a study published in the BMJ today (Monday 8 June) shows more than half of pregnant women recently admitted to UK hospitals with a COVID-19 infection were from black, Asian or ...
on 02 June 2020
Commenting on Public Health England’s report, Disparities in the risk and outcomes of COVID-19, RCM Chief Executive Gill Walton said:
“Today’s report tells us what we already knew: that those from black and Asian backgrounds have been disproportionately ...
on 29 May 2020
NHS trusts should do the right thing and pay staff overtime for all extra work during the pandemic, says the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) on joint health union and employer’s guidance on overtime published today.
By RCM responds to CQC report on East Kent Maternity services on 28 May 2020
Safety must be an absolute priority and combined with effective leadership be the basis for which all maternity care is delivered. That’s the message from the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) as it responds to the Care Quality Commission (CQC) ...
By Midwives welcome inclusion of Perinatal Mental Health in Northern Ireland Health Action Plan on 20 May 2020
The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) have after years of campaigning welcomed the inclusion of perinatal mental health in Northern Ireland’s Mental Health Action Plan.
Commenting, Karen Murray RCM’s Director for Northern Ireland said:
on 18 May 2020
As the UK focusses on emotional wellbeing during Mental Health Awareness Week, midwives say their mental health is being adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. A survey by the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) shows over half (57 per cent) ...