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10 November, 2014

The public remains overwhelmingly in favour of the one per cent increase to NHS staff pay shows a poll by ComRes.


7 November, 2014

Poor care carries a high human cost says a new report published today by the Royal College of Midwives (RCM).

7 November, 2014

New figures published today and collected by Campden BRI group and released at the Responsibility Deal Alcohol Network meeting held on Wednesday 5 November, show an increase in the number of alcoholic products carrying warning labels about drinking in pregnancy

31 October, 2014

Embargoed until 00:01 Friday 31st October 2014  

Midwives and maternity support worker (MSW) members of the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) have announced further dates of industrial action in a dispute over pay in England. 

23 October, 2014

An award winning midwife from London has launched a petition on change.org calling for public support for a one per cent pay award for NHS staff.

23 October, 2014

The 29th October celebrates National Maternity Day to highlight and recognise excellence in midwifery care and marks the anniversary of Jake Canter’s stillbirth on

23 October, 2014

Today NHS England published a Five Year Forward View setting out a roadmap for Healthcare in England. Within the document are recommendations for maternity services.

23 October, 2014

Today the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) launched Each Baby Counts, a new five year project aiming to reduce by 50% the number of stillbirths, early neonatal deaths and brain injuries occurring in the UK as a result of incidents during term labour by 2020.

16 October, 2014

Midwife and maternity support worker members of the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) will be out in force at the TUC ‘Britain Needs A Pay Rise’ demonstration in London on Saturday, 18th October. The RCM will be there along with tens of thousands of other workers to fight for fair pay.


10 October, 2014

Speaking ahead of next week’s industrial action by members of the Royal College of Midwives (RCM), which begins with a four-hour strike on Monday 13th October, Cathy Warwick, chief executive of the RCM, said:

5 October, 2014

A poll by ComRes* of public opinion in the forty most marginal Conservative and Labour parliamentary seats shows strong public backing for a 1% pay rise for NHS staff.

1 October, 2014

Today the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) announced that it is raising the annual registration fee for nurses and midwives from £100 to £120.

5 September, 2014

There is strong public backing for industrial action by midwives in their pay dispute with NHS employers, according to a new poll conducted by ComRes.*

29 August, 2014

Over a third (40%) of women were discharged from hospital before they were ready after having a baby, according to a report published today by the Royal College of Midwives (RCM).

13 March, 2014

RCM members working in the NHS in England to be balloted for industrial action