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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 ...
Long overdue pay offer finally arrives for midwives in Northern Ireland
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Long overdue pay offer finally arrives for midwives in Northern Ireland

By Long overdue pay offer finally arrives for midwives in Northern Ireland on 26 February 2024 Months of waiting and campaigning, two days of strike action and a reformed Executive the RCM says has ‘finally’ resulted in a ‘long overdue’ pay offer for its members in Northern Ireland. The proposed pay offer would see the restoration of ...
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 ...
Safe maternity services will be maintained say RCM on eve of strike
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Safe maternity services will be maintained say RCM on eve of strike

on 17 January 2024 ‘Safe maternity services will be maintained, and midwives who take part in the strike action will not be in breach of their code of practice.’ That’s the message from the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) on the eve of widespread industrial action ...
Midwives in Northern Ireland announce New Year strike action
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Midwives in Northern Ireland announce New Year strike action

on 19 December 2023 Midwives and maternity support workers (MSWs) across Northern Ireland are set to take to the picket lines again in the New Year. The announcement from the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) comes as there has been no progress towards a fair and meaningful ...
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‘Urgent action needed’ to reduce Black and Asian stillbirths and neonatal deaths, says RCM

on 14 December 2023 The highest stillbirth rates continue to impact black and Asian women and those living in the most deprived communities where social inequalities are entrenched. That’s according to the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) as it responds to the ...
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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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