on 03 July 2020
The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) is calling for an end to the charging of destitute migrant women for maternity care. It comes after a High Court challenge to the NHS charging policy by Maternity Action was refused.
By ‘Ludicrous’ says RCM that midwives still paying Immigration Health Surcharge on 02 July 2020
The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) has today expressed its anger and frustration that, six weeks on from the Prime Minister promising that NHS staff from overseas would be exempt from the Immigration Health Surcharge, they are still paying ...
By RCM calls for ‘swift implementation’ of NHS England action plan to support BAME pregnant women on 21 June 2020
The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) has today called for swift implementation of an action plan announced by NHS England to provide additional support for Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority (BAME) pregnant women.
By New RCM survey reveals more than half of midwives do not feel safe carrying out home visits on 30 April 2020
The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) says it is concerned for its members’ safety following a survey which found that over half of midwives do not feel safe carrying out home visits. Almost all of those who felt unsafe – a staggering 99% - cited fears ...
By RCM pleased that Government listened to calls on visa extensions for midwives
The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) has welcomed the Government’s decision to include midwives and social workers in the group of healthcare workers entitled to automatic visa extensions having initially excluded them.
on 28 April 2020
As the Government announces plans to restart and re-open discrete areas of the NHS, the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) has raised concerns about capacity in maternity to get services operating fully again. A survey of senior midwives across ...
By RCM welcomes announcement from Government on payment for bereaved families of NHS workers
The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) says that today’s announcement by the Government on an additional death in service payment for all NHS workers is ‘real recognition of the risk RCM members and all other frontline NHS staff face during this ...
By Protection is more than just PPE – RCM calls on NHS employers to offer proper training and support to those working in maternity services
The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) is today calling on NHS Trusts and Boards to provide better support to maternity staff after a survey revealed that nearly a third of midwives had received no advice or training they need to care for women with ...
By RCM statement on the death of midwife Lynsay Coventry on 05 April 2020
The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) is deeply saddened to hear of the death of Lynsay Coventry, a midwife at Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow. Lynsay had tested positive for Covid-19 and died on Thursday [2 April].
By RCM welcomes new guidance on PPE for NHS staff on 02 April 2020
The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) has today welcomed the publication of new UK-wide guidance about the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) by NHS staff who are likely to come into contact with people infected by the coronavirus.