By System failing BAME women says RCM on new study on 08 June 2020
The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) is calling for urgent action as a study published in the BMJ today (Monday 8 June) shows more than half of pregnant women recently admitted to UK hospitals with a COVID-19 infection were from black, Asian or ...
on 02 June 2020
Commenting on Public Health England’s report, Disparities in the risk and outcomes of COVID-19, RCM Chief Executive Gill Walton said:
“Today’s report tells us what we already knew: that those from black and Asian backgrounds have been disproportionately ...
on 29 May 2020
NHS trusts should do the right thing and pay staff overtime for all extra work during the pandemic, says the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) on joint health union and employer’s guidance on overtime published today.
By RCM responds to CQC report on East Kent Maternity services on 28 May 2020
Safety must be an absolute priority and combined with effective leadership be the basis for which all maternity care is delivered. That’s the message from the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) as it responds to the Care Quality Commission (CQC) ...
By Midwives welcome inclusion of Perinatal Mental Health in Northern Ireland Health Action Plan on 20 May 2020
The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) have after years of campaigning welcomed the inclusion of perinatal mental health in Northern Ireland’s Mental Health Action Plan.
Commenting, Karen Murray RCM’s Director for Northern Ireland said:
on 18 May 2020
As the UK focusses on emotional wellbeing during Mental Health Awareness Week, midwives say their mental health is being adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. A survey by the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) shows over half (57 per cent) ...
By RCM offers advice to pregnant women as new study shows heightened risk to some communities on 13 May 2020
As a new UK study revealed that 55% of women admitted to hospital with coronavirus were from black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds, the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) has launched a campaign to offer greater support and advice.
By RCM and RCOG respond to UKOSS study of more than 400 pregnant women hospitalised with coronavirus on 11 May 2020
A large UK study on the outcomes of 427 pregnant women and their babies during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the UK has been published today.
The results show that, between 1 March and 14 April 2020, 4.9 pregnant women per 1,000 were ...
on 08 May 2020
Maternity teams increasing the use of prenatal breastmilk, improving outcomes for BAME and vulnerable women and enhancing bereavement care, are among the winners of the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) annual awards announced this week. ...