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State of NHS buildings holding back improvements in maternity care
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State of NHS buildings holding back improvements in maternity care

on 14 April 2021 Leading health organisations including the Royal College of Midwives have called for upgrades to England’s NHS maternity service buildings to improve care for women and conditions for staff in a letter to Health Minister Nadine Dorries today.
RCM welcomes more maternal mental health services for new and expectant mums
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RCM welcomes more maternal mental health services for new and expectant mums

on 06 April 2021 The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) has welcomed an announcement from NHS England of more maternal mental health services for new and expectant mothers. The investment is part of the NHS Long Term Plan and will see 26 newly dedicated hubs being ...
RCM sets out its actions on Ockenden Review
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RCM sets out its actions on Ockenden Review

on 31 March 2021 Today the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) has set out clear intentions and actions to address recommendations from the interim Ockenden review into maternity failings at Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Foundation Trust. The RCM says the Ockenden ...
Maternity services at risk without improvements in support and reward for staff, according to new report
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Maternity services at risk without improvements in support and reward for staff, according to new report

on 30 March 2021 Exhausted and demoralised staff may spark an exodus from the NHS unless the Government does more on support and reward. These are the stark findings of a new report by the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR), supported by the Royal College ...
Royal Colleges welcome ‘significant’ maternity funding boost
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Royal Colleges welcome ‘significant’ maternity funding boost

on 25 March 2021 Two leading Royal Colleges have welcomed a significant injection of funding for maternity services. The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) and The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) have called the new money from NHS England ...
Only move maternity staff as last resort, Royal Colleges urge hospital CEOs
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Only move maternity staff as last resort, Royal Colleges urge hospital CEOs

on 22 January 2021 Two leading Royal Colleges are urging hospitals not to redeploy staff away from maternity services except as a last resort to ensure care for women and their babies remains safe. The call comes in a joint letter from the Royal College of Midwives ...
Pregnant women need more mental health support says RCM
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Pregnant women need more mental health support says RCM

on 19 January 2021 More investment and training are needed to enable midwives and maternity support workers (MSW) to offer better mental health support for women throughout pregnancy and postnatally, says the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) publishing updated ...
RCM calls for ‘a decent pay deal’ amid staffing shortages, fears for safety low morale and burnout
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RCM calls for ‘a decent pay deal’ amid staffing shortages, fears for safety low morale and burnout

By Gemma Murphy on 19 January 2021 Eight out of 10 (83%) Royal College of Midwives (RCM) members say they do not feel their maternity service has the right number of staff to operate safely, with a further 71% of members considering leaving the profession for good. These latest ...
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