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 ...
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 ...
on 19 December 2023
Midwives and maternity support workers (MSWs) across Northern Ireland are set to take to the picket lines again in the New Year. The announcement from the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) comes as there has been no progress towards a fair and meaningful ...
on 14 December 2023
The highest stillbirth rates continue to impact black and Asian women and those
living in the most deprived communities where social inequalities are entrenched. That’s according to the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) as it responds to the ...
on 30 November 2023
The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) has warned the Government that now is not the time for complacency in tackling the chronic shortage of midwives in England. While new figures published by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) show more ...
on 20 October 2023
The latest ‘State of care ‘report by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) paints a worrying picture of the state of maternity services across the UK says the Royal College of Midwives (RCM).
on 18 October 2023
The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) is warning that young mothers need much more vital perinatal mental health support to reverse the rising trend of postnatal depression among teenage mothers.
on 12 October 2023
The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) has called for a ‘whole system approach’ to address the higher rates of maternal deaths among Black and Asian women. The latest findings of the MBRRACE report, released today, show that although there was ...
on 22 September 2023
Midwives and maternity support workers (MSWs) across Northern Ireland will be taking to the picket lines this morning (22 September), as the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) takes strike action in frustration at the ongoing political stalemate.