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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 ...
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RCM urges ‘whole system approach’ to end the inequality gap in maternal mortality

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 ...
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Maternity staff fight for fairness and safety as they take to picket lines across Northern Ireland

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.
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Invest in maternity services to invest in Scotland’s future, urges RCM

on 21 September 2023 More investment is needed in Scotland’s maternity services as they come under increasing pressure from changes in the mental, physical and social health needs of pregnant women and families according to a new report from the Royal College ...
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 ...
Royal College of Midwives calls on Government to ‘get a grip’, as maternity staff in London cite safety worries
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Royal College of Midwives calls on Government to ‘get a grip’, as maternity staff in London cite safety worries

on 16 June 2023 Midwives and maternity support workers (MSWs) in London 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, a staggering 89.4% ...
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