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 Election is no excuse to delay already overdue pay rise says RCM

By  Election is no excuse to delay already overdue pay rise says RCM on 28 May 2024 A General Election is no excuse to delay the already overdue pay rise hardworking midwives and maternity support workers (MSWs) need and deserve. That’s the message from the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) in a letter to Victoria Atkins, the ...
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 ...
Free labour to support those in labour no way to run maternity services says RCM
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Free labour to support those in labour no way to run maternity services says RCM

on 10 April 2024 Findings published by the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) have revealed that during one week in March midwives and maternity support workers (MSWs) in England, Scotland and Wales worked 136,834 extra unpaid hours to keep services running ...
RCM tells politicians how to fix the midwifery staffing crisis with new pre-election guide
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RCM tells politicians how to fix the midwifery staffing crisis with new pre-election guide

on 29 February 2024 'Ending the national midwife shortage is possible,’ says the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) as it launches a new guide with solutions for the next UK Parliament. Low-cost solutions to improve working conditions for midwives, practical ...
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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 ...
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 ...
RCM urges Government to take opportunity to improve maternity care
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RCM urges Government to take opportunity to improve maternity care

on 12 July 2023 The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) is today offering a ‘health check’ on England’s maternity services with the publication of its State of Maternity Services report. It follows hot on the heels of the NHS long-term workforce plan which was ...
RCM calls for more efforts to end discrimination in maternity and neonatal care
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RCM calls for more efforts to end discrimination in maternity and neonatal care

on 12 July 2023 A ‘doubling down’ of effort is needed to improve maternity and neonatal care and outcomes for Black, Asian and minority ethnic women, says the Royal College of Midwives (RCM). The RCM’s call follows a report from the NHS Race and Health Observatory ...
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