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  • 31 July, 2018

    A co-production event organised by our members at the Herefordshire and Worcestershire took place on 31st July at Worcester Royal Hospital and provided brilliant presentations and workshops on Continuity of Care, which made for a wonderful and insightful day.  

  • 2 August, 2018

    The RCM has always sought to give members accurate information on this agreement, both when we consulted you, and you accepted as well as subsequently. We are now in the implementation stage and the deal is both complex and affects Midwives and MSWs in different ways depending on where you...

  • 2 August, 2018

    Today the RCM is launching our position statement on baby boxes.  The RCM team decided to write this statement as we had had a considerable amount of interest from the press asking our views on the introduction of baby boxes and also some enquiries from members.

  • 27 July, 2018

    As midwives are well aware, stopping smoking is one of the best things a woman and her partner can do to protect the health of their baby through pregnancy and beyond. However, you may not be aware that  in recent years the percentage of women recorded as smokers when they give birth has...

  • 26 July, 2018

    Now that pay day has been and gone, I thought it was worth returning to the issue of NHS pay in England.

  • 26 July, 2018

    Matt Hancock, the new Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, used his first keynote speech last week to set out his priorities for the NHS and social care. So what did he have to say and how does this compare to the priorities outlined by his predecessor Jeremy Hunt?

  • 17 July, 2018

    We are now well and truly into the implementation phase of the Maternity Transformation Programme (MTP) in England. Since the publication of Better Births in 2016 and throughout the last two years, the RCM has always tried to engage positively with maternity transformation, whilst also acting...

  • 23 July, 2018

    The OASI Care Bundle Quality Improvement Project received funding from the Health Foundation in the summer of 2016 and began implementation in 16 maternity units across England, Wales and Scotland in January 2017. This multi-faceted quality improvement project...

  • 15 July, 2018

    Poole RCM Branch attended the Tolpuddle Martyrs Festival as they have done in previous years to represent the RCM. The festival takes place in the village of Tolpuddle, Dorset to celebrate the birth of the modern day unions. In 1883, local farm workers who formed a union were punished...

  • 12 July, 2018

    The cases of NHS nursing and midwifery. In collaboration with RCN and RCM, our study investigates the work, career and union experiences of nurses and midwives in the NHS, the largest employer of women in Europe and one of the most racially/ethnically diverse.