on 03 July 2020
The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) is calling for an end to the charging of destitute migrant women for maternity care. It comes after a High Court challenge to the NHS charging policy by Maternity Action was refused.
By ‘Ludicrous’ says RCM that midwives still paying Immigration Health Surcharge on 02 July 2020
The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) has today expressed its anger and frustration that, six weeks on from the Prime Minister promising that NHS staff from overseas would be exempt from the Immigration Health Surcharge, they are still paying ...
By RCM secures agreement for student midwives on work and education on 30 June 2020
The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) has secured an important clarification by NHS Health Education England (HEE) on paid placements for student midwives who joined the workforce during the pandemic. This welcome move will allay the significant ...
By RCM says it will challenge itself to do better on race issues as it launches new campaign on 21 June 2020
‘We will challenge ourselves to do better when it comes to tackling race, equality and discrimination issues.’ That is the message from the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) as it launches Race Matters, a new campaign to tackle race issues within ...
By RCM calls for ‘swift implementation’ of NHS England action plan to support BAME pregnant women on 21 June 2020
The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) has today called for swift implementation of an action plan announced by NHS England to provide additional support for Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority (BAME) pregnant women.
on 17 June 2020
The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) says we must learn lessons from a Public Health England report on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities published yesterday.
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.