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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 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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Not sustainable to rely on bank midwives to fill vacancies in Northern Ireland says RCM

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 ...
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NHS must act now to break the burnout cycle in maternity services

on 16 July 2020 The Royal College of Midwives has called on NHS organisations to break the burnout cycle and support maternity staff better. The call comes following a report from the Society of Occupational Medicine today on the mental health and wellbeing ...
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Positive to see more midwives on the register, but need to future proof workforce says RCM

on 09 July 2020 The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) is encouraged by the increase in registered midwife numbers, but has cautioned that the UK must work harder to recruit and retain midwives to future-proof NHS maternity services. This comes as the Nursing ...
Turn the applause for NHS staff into an early wage rise say RCM and health unions
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Turn the applause for NHS staff into an early wage rise say RCM and health unions

By Turn the applause for NHS staff into an early wage rise say RCM and health unions on 03 July 2020 The government should build on the huge public support shown for the NHS during the pandemic by giving health workers across the UK an early pay rise, say the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) and other health unions today (Friday).
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