By Gemma Murphy on 14 January 2021
The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) has called for the rapid rollout of a new community service for pregnant and postnatal women with mental health problems, following the announcement last night by Health Minister Robin Swann.
on 12 November 2020
Midwife numbers in Northern Ireland are not growing despite the huge pressure on maternity services, compromising safety says the Royal College of Midwives responding to new figures.
on 05 November 2020
Midwives and maternity support workers from both sides of the Irish border will today join forces for the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) and the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) annual all Ireland Midwifery Conference.
By Not sustainable to rely on bank midwives to fill vacancies in Northern Ireland says RCM
The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) has said today it’s not surprised that midwifery vacancies have tripled in Northern Ireland over the past six years. The trade union and professional body that represents midwives in Northern Ireland say ...
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:
By ‘Exceptional times’ mean how we deliver some maternity services in Northern Ireland will change on 03 April 2020
‘It’s necessary to look at how we deliver all parts of the health service to ensure that we can provide care for those with Covid-19 while continuing to provide safe maternity care to women and their babies’ that’s the message from the Royal College ...
By RCM comments on publication of regulations for the provision of abortion Northern Ireland on 26 March 2020
Commenting on the publication of regulations for the provision of abortion services in Northern Ireland, the Director of the Royal College of Midwives in Northern Ireland Karen Murray said:
“We now have the regulations under which women ...
on 30 January 2020
The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) has today begun consulting with its members on a new pay deal. The RCM is urging its members in Northern Ireland to accept the deal brokered by the RCM with the new Stormont government. It finally gives HSC midwives ...
on 17 January 2020
After intense negotiations with the newly-appointed Health Minister, the Royal College of Midwives is to suspend its ballot for industrial action with immediate effect. The outline agreement will see Northern Ireland midwives and maternity ...