By OASI Care Bundle to be rolled out in more maternity units on 19 December 2019
The Royal College of Midwives (RCM)and the The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) and the are delighted to announce that the OASI Care Bundle Project will be rolled out in 20 new maternity units across England, Wales and ...
By ‘RCM welcomes Government announcement of financial grant for student midwives’ on 16 December 2019
The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) has welcomed the Prime Ministers announcement that all student midwives on courses in England from September 2020 will receive a £5,000 year grant for every year they are studying.
The reintroduction ...
By Northern Ireland midwives to be balloted on industrial action on 15 December 2019
Midwives and maternity support workers (MSWs) working in Northern Ireland are to be balloted by the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) on industrial action up to and including strike action.
The ballot will open on Monday 6 January 2020 and will ...
By Need integrated services putting women at the centre of care says RCM on report on women’s health on 02 December 2019
Today the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) has published a report ‘Better for Women’. The report calls for better joined up services and emphasises the need for national strategies to meet the needs of girls and women ...
By ‘Improvements needed in NHS job evaluation for Maternity Support Workers’ says RCM on 29 November 2019
This week the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) is celebrating and highlighting the role of maternity support workers (MSWs) in NHS maternity services.
As part of the focus on MSWs and the work that they do the RCM has today published results ...
By Not good enough says RCM on midwife numbers in Health Foundation report on 28 November 2019
Today the Health Foundation has published a report on the NHS Workforce. The reports shows how different NHS staff groups have grown in the past year. Midwives have grown in number by the smallest of any group.
By ‘Midwives key frontline professionals who can identify FGM says RCM’ on 28 November 2019
Today NHS Digital have published the latest enhanced dataset on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).
The data collected is from July to September 2019 and supports the Department of Health’s FGM prevention programme presenting a national ...
By ‘Worrying’ says RCM as rates of obesity amongst pregnant women in Scotland on the rise’ on 27 November 2019
The Information Services Division (ISD) of NHS Scotland have published their annual report on Births in Scottish hospitals.
The publication covers important statistics related to pregnancy, childbirth and the early care of babies born ...
By ‘RCM responds to Conservative Party Manifesto’ on 26 November 2019
The Conservative party have published their manifesto for the upcoming 2019 General Election.
The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) have welcomed the Conservatives commitment to make the ‘NHS the best place in the world to give birth’.
By ‘RCM welcomes Plaid Cymru manifesto commitment to restore mother and baby unit in Wales’ on 22 November 2019
Today Plaid Cymru launched their manifesto for the General Election.
Responding, Helen Rogers the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) Director for Wales said;
“The RCM welcomes Plaid Cymru’s pledge to support the restoration of the much-needed ...