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Read the latest news from the RCM and midwifery profession

  • 01 May, 2015

    The RCM will celebrate International Day of the Midwife (IDM) on 5 May with midwives from across the UK at a conference in Edinburgh. 

  • Midwives strike due tomorrow
    30 April, 2015


    RCM midwives and MSWs turned out in large numbers today to take part in strike action in Northern Ireland (NI) in a dispute over pay.

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    30 April, 2015

    Maternity teams that have run a project to improve care can access funding to implement their innovation on a larger scale. 

  • What is anaemia?
    30 April, 2015

    A new patient information leaflet on anaemia has been produced by NHS Blood and Transplant. 

  • Midwives strike due tomorrow
    29 April, 2015

    Tomorrow morning (30 April) members of the RCM will start industrial action with a four-hour strike from 8am-12pm, along with members of the Society of Radiographers.

  • Legionnaires’ disease and birthing pools
    29 April, 2015

    A trust has achieved the highest rate of natural births in Scotland for 20 years, figures released this week have shown. 

  • 28 April, 2015

    Senior midwives with existing experience of a frontline leadership programme have been invited to apply to an emerging leaders’ programme run by the Florence Nightingale Foundation and the Burdett Trust.

  • 27 April, 2015

    A ComRes survey suggests that Labour is winning over undecided voters when it comes to health service policies.

  • 24 April, 2015

    The first case against a Morecambe Bay midwife is to be heard at the NMC next week.

  • 23 April, 2015

    Inducing labour at 37 to 38 weeks, for women with oversized babies, may prevent the risk of shoulder dystocia, a study suggests.

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