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New RCM guide offers practical solutions to maternity safety crisis

New RCM guide offers practical solutions to maternity safety crisis

By New RCM guide offers practical solutions to maternity safety crisis on 28 May 2024 The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) is urging politicians and the incoming Government to tackle maternity safety head-on in its new pre-election How to Fix guide.   Breaking down barriers between staff groups by strengthening multidisciplinary ...
Midwives in Northern Ireland work thousands of unpaid hours to keep services running safely
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Midwives in Northern Ireland work thousands of unpaid hours to keep services running safely

on 17 May 2024 Findings published by the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) have revealed that during just one week in April midwives and maternity support workers (MSWs) in Northern Ireland worked 4,300 unpaid hours to keep services running safely. Three ...
RCM comments on Panorama’s ‘Midwives under Pressure’ programme
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RCM comments on Panorama’s ‘Midwives under Pressure’ programme

on 29 January 2024 “The testimonies of the midwives, the women, and their families are heartbreaking and must be the catalyst for change. We have heard too many stories and read too many reports all raising the same red flags around staff shortages, lack of training ...
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RCM urges ‘whole system approach’ to end the inequality gap in maternal mortality

on 12 October 2023 The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) has called for a ‘whole system approach’ to address the higher rates of maternal deaths among Black and Asian women. The latest findings of the MBRRACE report, released today, show that although there was ...
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Maternity staff fight for fairness and safety as they take to picket lines across Northern Ireland

on 22 September 2023 Midwives and maternity support workers (MSWs) across Northern Ireland will be taking to the picket lines this morning (22 September), as the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) takes strike action in frustration at the ongoing political stalemate.
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Invest in maternity services to invest in Scotland’s future, urges RCM

on 21 September 2023 More investment is needed in Scotland’s maternity services as they come under increasing pressure from changes in the mental, physical and social health needs of pregnant women and families according to a new report from the Royal College ...
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‘Midwives need the time to care’ says the RCM as it calls for perinatal mental health support

on 16 August 2023 The Royal College of Midwives is warning that vital perinatal mental health support is on the precipice, as it launches a new ‘roadmap’ to ensure women receive the support they need and to improve perinatal mental health care in the UK.
RCM responds to NMC report on midwifery and nursing
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RCM responds to NMC report on midwifery and nursing

on 03 August 2023 Today the Nursing and Midwifery Council have published a ‘Spotlight’ report on nursing and midwifery. The report found international professionals experiencing discrimination, inconsistent support for new recruits to the professions ...
We must act and work together to make maternity care safe says RCM
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We must act and work together to make maternity care safe says RCM

on 20 July 2023 We owe it to all women and families to make sure they get safe and high-quality maternity care, and we must act together and quickly to make this a reality. That’s the message from the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) commenting on the Government’s ...
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