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 ...
By Leading Royal Colleges say multi-disciplinary maternity care is key to improving maternal outcomes on 20 August 2020
Today two leading Royal Colleges have said its vital that all pregnant women admitted to hospital with COVID-19 have multi-disciplinary maternity care from the start and that the information given to pregnant women must be accessible to all.
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 RCM offers advice to pregnant women as new study shows heightened risk to some communities on 13 May 2020
As a new UK study revealed that 55% of women admitted to hospital with coronavirus were from black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds, the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) has launched a campaign to offer greater support and advice.
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 ...
on 20 February 2020
The Royal College of Midwives is calling for investment in midwives and other staff supporting better child health. The call comes as the Institute of Health Visiting (iHV) publishes the findings of their annual survey of health visitors in ...
By Midwives respond to CQC annual maternity services survey on 28 January 2020
The majority of women who gave birth in February last year had confidence and trust in staff and felt they were always listened to by midwives and received appropriate advice at the start of labour, that’s according to a national maternity survey ...
on 10 October 2019
Today the Institute of Health Visiting (IHV) has ‘Health Visiting in England: A Vision for the Future’, their evidence-based blueprint to rebuild health visiting services. Commenting, Gill Walton, Chief Executive of the Royal College of ...
on 27 January 2019
Today (Tuesday 29th January) the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) have responded to a new poll about women’s experiences of feeding their baby, commissioned by BBC Radio’ 4 Woman’s Hour and BBC Radio Sheffield.