The RCM is calling all midwives, MSWs and student midwives to get involved and celebrate this year’s International Day of the Midwife (IDM).
The day takes place on 5 May and highlights the work of midwives in the UK and across the world.
The theme for this year’s celebration is 'midwives, mother and families' and the RCM is encouraging all local RCM branches and midwifery societies to hold events.
The RCM is also running two competitions for members who host any event regardless of the size.
There are prizes on offer for each of the 10 regions in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales for those who submit the best photograph of their event.
The second competition ‘The Great Midwifery Cake Off’ is returning and is a chance for members who have a flair for baking to get creative.
Denise Linay, RCM head of organising and engagement, said: ‘IDM 2017 is a real chance for us to celebrate all the amazing work that happens in midwifery right across the UK and internationally too.
'That’s why this year the RCM is reaching out to all it’s members and their local branches to encourage everyone to get involved.
‘The RCM is hoping that local branches will mark IDM with an event of their choice no matter how big or small.’
She added: ‘It’s a fantastic opportunity to show all the great work that’s been done by midwives at a local level too.’
RCM president Lesley Page and chief executive Cathy Warwick, along with other RCM staff, will be visiting events on the day.
Any members who are organising events are asked to email the details to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information and support on how to organise your RCM IDM 2017 event, click here.