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  • 25 February, 2015

    Following our industrial action and long term pay campaign the Government entered into negotiations with the RCM and other NHS Trade Unions. After intense and challenging talks we reached an offer that was the best offer we could achieve by negotiations and we suspended our industrial action...

  • 18 February, 2015

    Louise Silverton, Director of Midwifery, and I went to see Jackie Smith CEO at the NMC this morning. It was a useful meeting. Jackie told us that she believes the NMC has a ‘moral obligation’ to ensure the four UK CNOs drive forward the recommendations of the Kings Fund Review. This means...

  • Cathy Warwick
    16 February, 2015

    The RCM's chief executive Cathy Warwick talks about the upcoming RCM awards, the release of the Kirkup report and the latest on supervision of midwives.

  • 12 February, 2015

    The RCM are working closely with Public Health England (PHE), Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG), MBRRACE UK and others to try and improve the uptake of flu vaccination in pregnancy. This is being championed by Louise Silverton Director for Midwifery at the...

  • 4 February, 2015

    I had a teleconference with David Foster, DH (England) and the Chief Nursing Officers from the four UK countries this morning. Jackie Smith from the NMC sent her apologies. The aim of the teleconference was to discuss the next steps, following the NMC's decision to remove statutory...

  • 3 February, 2015

    Lots of discussion about the NMC’s decision to move statutory supervision of midwives from the regulatory framework continues on social media and I thought it would be good to give you an update. There will also be a more detailed posting on our...

  • 29 January, 2015

    There is a lot of Facebook and Twitter discussion about the NMC Council’s decision to withdraw statutory supervision of midwives from the legislative framework as recommended by the Kings Fund Review. In some of this discussion there is criticism of the RCM for not doing enough and there are...

  • 28 January, 2015

    Today (28 January) the NMC Council accepted the key recommendation of the Kings Fund Review into statutory supervision of midwives. This means that once legislation is changed, the system of statutory supervision of midwives will no longer be part of the framework that regulates...

  • 27 January, 2015

    Following talks with the Department of Health, the RCM, and other NHS Trade Unions, have suspended our industrial action pending consultation with RCM members.

    Therefore, we are no longer calling RCM members to take part in the stoppage on Thursday 29th...

  • 22 January, 2015

    The Kings Fund Review is now available on the NMC website, you can read it here