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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 ...
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Scottish Government imposes pay award, despite midwives’ rejection

on 23 December 2022 Strike action by midwives and maternity support workers (MSWs) may still take place in Scotland, after the Scottish Government announced its intention to impose a pay award on health staff in Scotland. The Cabinet Secretary for Health & Social ...
A midwife championing equality in maternity services recognised with RCM Fellowship
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A midwife championing equality in maternity services recognised with RCM Fellowship

on 24 March 2022 A national maternity lead for equality at NHS England and NHS Improvement has been awarded an RCM Fellowship. Wendy Yewande Olayiwola OBE, who was listed in the 2020 WHO/UN global list of 100 outstanding women as a midwife leader, is also a Professional ...
RCM calls for a seismic NHS cultural shift to improve maternity safety
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RCM calls for a seismic NHS cultural shift to improve maternity safety

on 17 February 2022 Poor NHS cultures that put safety at risk must be challenged and stopped. That’s the message from the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) as it publishes new guidance for its members to raise concerns about maternity care, outlining steps staff ...
RCM welcomes CQC report on survey of women’s experience of maternity care
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RCM welcomes CQC report on survey of women’s experience of maternity care

on 10 February 2022 Listening to and acting on women’s experiences of maternity services and midwifery care is crucial to delivering safe high-quality care. That’s the message from the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) as it responds to the results of a major survey ...
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Investing in mental health care for pregnant women saves lives says the RCM

on 02 February 2022 Lives can be saved if there is proper investment in better support for pregnant and postnatal women with mental health problems, according to the Royal College of Midwives (RCM), following the publication of a report by the Maternal Mental ...
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