on 31 May 2019
The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) has today(Friday 31st May) revealed that almost 70% of Heads of Midwifery have reported that they are without a stop smoking specialist midwife in their maternity team.
The RCM have shared the findings ...
on 15 March 2019
Today a report from Action on Smoking and Health and Cancer Research UK says that Government cuts to public health budgets mean that only half of local authorities offer all smokers the best support to quit.
on 04 January 2019
Today (Saturday January 5th 2019) the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) has responded to a media release from NHS England which details information on part of the NHS’s long term plan. This NHS news release focusses on alcohol consumption and ...
By RCM on 03 July 2018
Today NHS Digital has published statistics on smoking rates including smoking during pregnancy. Just under 11% of pregnant women were known to be smokers at the time of delivery in 2017/18.
By RCM on 13 June 2018
Research to be published tomorrow in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology found that women who smoke and are obese during pregnancy are more likely to have daughters who develop polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) ...
By RCM on 22 May 2018
The importance of public health and the need to invest in it is the focus of a motion from the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) in Wales at the TUC Wales Conference starting today (Tuesday, 22nd May 2018).
By RCM on 07 December 2017
A link between morning sickness indicating a healthy pregnancy, and the reason smoking is so detrimental has been found, according to a review published in the Journal of Molecular Endocrinology.
By RCM on 10 November 2017
Today figures released by NHS Digital show that the proportion of pregnant women having a spontaneous labour has decreased over the past year. Over the same time, the proportion of caesareans undertaken before the onset of labour has also ...