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  • 27 May, 2016

    Birth Companions, a charity specialising in the support of pregnant women and new mothers in prison has launched its new Birth Charter for women in prisons in England and Wales.

  • 27 May, 2016

    I would like to encourage you to respond to the DH consultation regarding changes to regulation, as it is important that the voice of the midwife is heard.

  • 26 May, 2016

    Government plans to scrap student bursaries for midwifery, nursing and other allied health degrees will mean around 2000 fewer people a year opt to study for a career in the NHS, according to a new independent economic analysis released yesterday (25 May). 

  • Northern Ireland
    25 May, 2016

     A new report highlighting women’s experiences of maternity care in Northern Ireland has been published by the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Queen's University in Belfast.

  • 25 May, 2016

    There has been very slight rise in the number of abortions in England and Wales, according to the latest statistics released by the Department of Health. 

  • 24 May, 2016

    A strategy to lower the rate of teenage pregnancies in England has seen the numbers halved since it was launched in 2000, according to a new study published in The Lancet.

  • 23 May, 2016

    New research says that working less than 19 hours per week is associated with a higher likelihood of maintaining breastfeeding.

  • Amy on employment
    27 May, 2016

    In april, the RCM released BME midwives, disciplinary proceedings and the workplace race equality standard – the first in a new series of publications about equality issues. 

  • Stuart Bonar
    27 May, 2016

    The political environment IS challenging for midwives. In England, changes to student midwife finance mean those training to enter the profession will be loaded down with colossal levels of new debt, while changes at the NMC mean that the voice of UK midwifery in the regulation of the...

  • 27 May, 2016

    What’s new in the student world? Your chance to tell us where you’ve been and what you’ve been up to...

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