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RCM calls for ‘right staff in the right place with the right education and training’ ahead of General Election

RCM calls for ‘right staff in the right place with the right education and training’ ahead of General Election

on 17 June 2024 The Royal College of Midwives (RCM), alongside The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP, the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (RCOG), and the Royal College of Pediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) are today issuing ...

 Election is no excuse to delay already overdue pay rise says RCM

By  Election is no excuse to delay already overdue pay rise says RCM on 28 May 2024 A General Election is no excuse to delay the already overdue pay rise hardworking midwives and maternity support workers (MSWs) need and deserve. That’s the message from the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) in a letter to Victoria Atkins, the ...
New RCM guide offers practical solutions to maternity safety crisis

New RCM guide offers practical solutions to maternity safety crisis

By New RCM guide offers practical solutions to maternity safety crisis on 28 May 2024 The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) is urging politicians and the incoming Government to tackle maternity safety head-on in its new pre-election How to Fix guide.   Breaking down barriers between staff groups by strengthening multidisciplinary ...
Midwives in Northern Ireland work thousands of unpaid hours to keep services running safely
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Midwives in Northern Ireland work thousands of unpaid hours to keep services running safely

on 17 May 2024 Findings published by the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) have revealed that during just one week in April midwives and maternity support workers (MSWs) in Northern Ireland worked 4,300 unpaid hours to keep services running safely. Three ...
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'We must work together to improve outcomes' says RCM on Saving Babies Lives report

By We must work together to improve outcomes says RCM on Saving Babies Lives report on 14 May 2024 ‘Improving maternity outcomes needs to be everyone’s business. The Government, healthcare leaders and all those working in maternity services need to work together to improve tragic outcomes’. That’s the message the from Royal College ...
 RCM leader calls for a revolution in maternity services
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RCM leader calls for a revolution in maternity services

By RCM leader calls for a revolution in maternity services on 08 May 2024 The head of the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) has pledged to start a revolution in maternity care. Gill Walton, Chief Executive of the RCM, made an impassioned plea at the RCM’s national conference to midwives and maternity support workers ...
Free labour to support those in labour no way to run maternity services says RCM
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Free labour to support those in labour no way to run maternity services says RCM

on 10 April 2024 Findings published by the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) have revealed that during one week in March midwives and maternity support workers (MSWs) in England, Scotland and Wales worked 136,834 extra unpaid hours to keep services running ...
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Welsh midwives work hundreds of unpaid extra hours to keep services safe

on 10 April 2024 Midwives in Wales are working hundreds of extra unpaid hours to keep maternity services running safely. Results of a poll published by the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) have revealed more than eight out of 10 (83%) midwives have worked extra ...
RCM tells politicians how to fix the midwifery staffing crisis with new pre-election guide
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RCM tells politicians how to fix the midwifery staffing crisis with new pre-election guide

on 29 February 2024 'Ending the national midwife shortage is possible,’ says the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) as it launches a new guide with solutions for the next UK Parliament. Low-cost solutions to improve working conditions for midwives, practical ...
Long overdue pay offer finally arrives for midwives in Northern Ireland
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Long overdue pay offer finally arrives for midwives in Northern Ireland

By Long overdue pay offer finally arrives for midwives in Northern Ireland on 26 February 2024 Months of waiting and campaigning, two days of strike action and a reformed Executive the RCM says has ‘finally’ resulted in a ‘long overdue’ pay offer for its members in Northern Ireland. The proposed pay offer would see the restoration ...
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