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19 December, 2014

The RCM will be escalating its industrial action in the NHS in England because Jeremy Hunt and employers have not engaged in negotiations to settle it.

11 December, 2014

Research has been published today at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium in the USA , on the association between breastfeeding and breast cancer risk by receptor status.

3 December, 2014

Today NICE published updated guidance clarifying the association between co-sleeping and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.

3 December, 2014

Today NICE published a intrapartum care guideline focusing on the care of healthy pregnant women in labour who have had a straightforward pregnancy. The guidance covers a number of areas including safety of places for healthy ‘low risk’ women to give birth.

28 November, 2014

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) and the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) have joined forces to try and eradicate bullying and undermining behaviour in the workplace through a new web-based Toolkit launched today.

26 November, 2014

Today NICE published guidance ‘Vitamin D: increasing supplement use among at-risk groups’.

26 November, 2014

Today (Wednesday, 26th November 2014) BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology published a study examining the effect of timing of folic acid supplementation during pregnancy and small for gestational age risk.

24 November, 2014

Midwives’ overtime claims are costing more than giving them the recommended one per cent pay award rejected by the Government and NHS employers says the Royal College of Midwives (RCM).  

21 November, 2014


Next week will see midwives and maternity support worker members of the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) taking part in further industrial action over NHS pay. They will be taking action alongside colleagues from other health unions.

21 November, 2014


Today the University of Sheffield announced a wide-scale trial which will offer women shopping vouchers for breastfeeding their baby.
Commenting on the scheme, Cathy Warwick, chief executive of the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) said: “The RCM is interested in these initial findings and it is clearly important given the serious need to improve breastfeeding rates that these are explored further.

20 November, 2014

Today the Welsh government and unions including the Royal College of Midwives have reached an agreement on a pay deal for NHS staff in Wales.

17 November, 2014

Commenting on the release of birth statistics, including home birth rates, today by the Office for National Statistics, Carmel Lloyd, head of education at the Royal College of Midwives (RCM), said: “It is encouraging that there has been no fall in the percentage of home births over the past year and the RCM would like to see this figure increasing in the future.

12 November, 2014

The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) has today released findings showing a £340 million funding gap between what maternity services are given and what it actually costs to run them.

11 November, 2014

The fight over NHS pay currently being waged between NHS unions and NHS employers in England ‘is the Government’s own making’. The comment came from Royal College of Midwives (RCM), Chief Executive Cathy Warwick in her speech to the RCM annual conference this morning. The conference runs today and tomorrow at the International Centre in Telford.