By Gemma Murphy on 16 September 2020
Patron of the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal met midwives, maternity support workers (MSWs) and other maternity staff at Croydon University Hospital this week (Tuesday 15 September) in South London.
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).
By RCM secures agreement for student midwives on work and education on 30 June 2020
The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) has secured an important clarification by NHS Health Education England (HEE) on paid placements for student midwives who joined the workforce during the pandemic. This welcome move will allay the significant ...
By RCM says it will challenge itself to do better on race issues as it launches new campaign on 21 June 2020
‘We will challenge ourselves to do better when it comes to tackling race, equality and discrimination issues.’ That is the message from the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) as it launches Race Matters, a new campaign to tackle race issues within ...
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.
on 17 June 2020
The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) says we must learn lessons from a Public Health England report on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities published yesterday.
By System failing BAME women says RCM on new study on 08 June 2020
The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) is calling for urgent action as a study published in the BMJ today (Monday 8 June) shows more than half of pregnant women recently admitted to UK hospitals with a COVID-19 infection were from black, Asian or ...
on 02 June 2020
Commenting on Public Health England’s report, Disparities in the risk and outcomes of COVID-19, RCM Chief Executive Gill Walton said:
“Today’s report tells us what we already knew: that those from black and Asian backgrounds have been disproportionately ...
By RCM responds to CQC report on East Kent Maternity services on 28 May 2020
Safety must be an absolute priority and combined with effective leadership be the basis for which all maternity care is delivered. That’s the message from the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) as it responds to the Care Quality Commission (CQC) ...