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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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‘Midwives need the time to care’ says the RCM as it calls for perinatal mental health support

on 16 August 2023 The Royal College of Midwives is warning that vital perinatal mental health support is on the precipice, as it launches a new ‘roadmap’ to ensure women receive the support they need and to improve perinatal mental health care in the UK.
RCM responds to NMC report on midwifery and nursing
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RCM responds to NMC report on midwifery and nursing

on 03 August 2023 Today the Nursing and Midwifery Council have published a ‘Spotlight’ report on nursing and midwifery. The report found international professionals experiencing discrimination, inconsistent support for new recruits to the professions ...
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 urges Government to take opportunity to improve maternity care
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RCM urges Government to take opportunity to improve maternity care

on 12 July 2023 The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) is today offering a ‘health check’ on England’s maternity services with the publication of its State of Maternity Services report. It follows hot on the heels of the NHS long-term workforce plan which was ...
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 ...
RCM welcomes new NHS England workforce plan - reserves judgment until Government makes its plans for investment clear
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RCM welcomes new NHS England workforce plan - reserves judgment until Government makes its plans for investment clear

on 30 June 2023 The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) has welcomed NHS England’s long-awaited long-term workforce plan, but warned that, without the necessary investment, the plan will be rendered meaningless.
‘Worrying decline’ in number of experienced midwives in Wales say RCM
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‘Worrying decline’ in number of experienced midwives in Wales say RCM

on 28 June 2023 There is an urgent need for a renewed focus on workforce and staffing levels for maternity services in Wales say the Royal College of Midwives (RCM ), as its latest report shows the number of experienced midwives in maternity services in Wales ...
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