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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 ...
We must act and work together to make maternity care safe says RCM
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We must act and work together to make maternity care safe says RCM

on 20 July 2023 We owe it to all women and families to make sure they get safe and high-quality maternity care, and we must act together and quickly to make this a reality. That’s the message from the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) commenting on the Government’s ...
RCM calls for more efforts to end discrimination in maternity and neonatal care
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RCM calls for more efforts to end discrimination in maternity and neonatal care

on 12 July 2023 A ‘doubling down’ of effort is needed to improve maternity and neonatal care and outcomes for Black, Asian and minority ethnic women, says the Royal College of Midwives (RCM). The RCM’s call follows a report from the NHS Race and Health Observatory ...
Midwives give 100,000 hours of free labour to the NHS per week to keep England’s maternity services safe says RCM
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Midwives give 100,000 hours of free labour to the NHS per week to keep England’s maternity services safe says RCM

on 16 June 2023 A survey from the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) has revealed that midwives across England work around 100,000* extra unpaid hours a week to keep maternity services safe. That’s the message from an RCM survey of its members across England. ...
Royal College of Midwives calls on Government to ‘get a grip’, as Yorkshire & Humber maternity staff cite safety worries
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Royal College of Midwives calls on Government to ‘get a grip’, as Yorkshire & Humber maternity staff cite safety worries

on 16 June 2023 Midwives and maternity support workers (MSWs) in the Yorkshire & Humber region have told the Royal College of Midwives (RCM), they have concerns about the safe staffing of maternity services. In a survey published today by the RCM, 90% of midwives ...
Royal College of Midwives calls on Government to ‘get a grip’, as East of England maternity staff cite safety worries
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Royal College of Midwives calls on Government to ‘get a grip’, as East of England maternity staff cite safety worries  

on 16 June 2023 Midwives and maternity support workers (MSWs) in the East of England region have told the Royal College of Midwives (RCM), they have significant concerns about the safe staffing of maternity services. In a survey published today by the RCM, ...
Royal College of Midwives calls on Government to ‘get a grip’, as Midlands midwives work for free to prop up services
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Royal College of Midwives calls on Government to ‘get a grip’, as Midlands midwives work for free to prop up services

on 16 June 2023 Midwives and maternity support workers are working way beyond their contractual hours – without pay – to keep Midlands maternity services running. A new survey by the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) found that more than nine out of 10 (91.9%) ...
Royal College of Midwives calls on Government to ‘get a grip’, as South East midwives work for free to prop up services
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Royal College of Midwives calls on Government to ‘get a grip’, as South East midwives work for free to prop up services

on 16 June 2023 Midwives and maternity support workers are working way beyond their contractual hours – without pay – to keep maternity services in the South East running. A new survey by the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) found that more that nine out of 10 ...
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