on 13 November 2019
The Shadow Secretary of State for Health Johnathan Ashworth today launched the Labour 'NHS Rescue Plan'. Speaking at the launch of the plan he used the closure of a maternity unit because of a shortage of midwives to confirm that Labour would ...
By RCM Media Office on 28 August 2018
New research published today (Tuesday 28th August) by the Labour Party shows that nearly half of England’s maternity units closed to new mothers at some point in 2017.
By RCM on 19 December 2017
Almost 50 percent (49%) of Heads of Midwifery (HOMs) from across the UK have told The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) that they have had to close their maternity units at some point in the past year because they could not cope with the demand and ...
By RCM on 09 August 2017
A new report by the National Maternity and Perinatal Audit (NMPA) has found a large increase in midwife-led units* co-located with obstetric units that has increased birthplace choice for women.