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RCM calls for dramatic changes in midwives’ working conditions and workplace wellbeing
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RCM calls for dramatic changes in midwives’ working conditions and workplace wellbeing

By RCM calls for dramatic changes in midwives’ working conditions and workplace wellbeing on 23 September 2020 The Royal College of Midwives has today welcomed a report from the King’s Fund which calls for minimum standards to improve working conditions for midwives and nurses, and to address exhaustion and burnout in both professions. The report sets ...
Targeted intervention to reduce severe tearing in childbirth ‘promising’, studies reveal
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Targeted intervention to reduce severe tearing in childbirth ‘promising’, studies reveal

on 17 September 2020 Two new evaluation papers exploring the impact of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists’ and Royal College of Midwives’ OASI Care Bundle have been published in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology ...
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Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal visits Croydon maternity services

By Gemma Murphy on 16 September 2020 Patron of the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal met midwives, maternity support workers (MSWs) and other maternity staff at Croydon University Hospital this week (Tuesday 15 September) in South London.
Midwives fear women could feel stigmatised if mandatory alcohol screening introduced at every antenatal appointment
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Midwives fear women could feel stigmatised if mandatory alcohol screening introduced at every antenatal appointment  

By Gemma Murphy on 16 September 2020 The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) has today responded to NICE quality standard proposals to include mandatory screening for alcohol at every antenatal appointment. Such measures have already been repeatedly rejected by the UK Screening ...
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RCM calls for an early and significant pay rise for midwives, MSWs and all NHS staff at TUC Congress

By Gemma Murphy on 15 September 2020 ‘Give midwives and maternity support workers the early and significant pay rise we deserve.’ That’s the message from the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) to TUC Congress 2020 as the trade union continues to push forward talks to secure a pay rise ...
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RCM and RCOG urge NHS England to publish guidance on partners during pregnancy

By Gemma Murphy on 08 September 2020 Today two leading Royal Colleges have called the delay by NHS England in publishing guidance on partners attending births, scans and other ante- and postnatal appointments as ‘unacceptable’. The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) and the Royal ...
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