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    27 November, 2015

    England’s NHS is short of 2,600 midwives, according to the RCM’s most recent State of Maternity Services Report. We need all the new midwives we can get, which is why it’s great that the number of places...

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    26 November, 2015

    The RCM is deeply concerned at the proposal announced yesterday to change the shape of student finance and to replace the current system of ‘grants’ with loans. Despite a conversation with Ben Gummer, Health Minister, yesterday the RCM is none the wiser about the detail behind these proposals...

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    16 November, 2015

    The news on clinical supervision of midwives is positive. The DH tells me that the paper developed by DH, RCM, the LSAMOs and the four country CNOs with proposals for the future is now with the Government and hopefully will be signed off soon. Whilst this does not guarantee implementation it...

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    16 November, 2015

    Last week was a real roller coaster – a RCM Board meeting, a meeting with the Secretary of State, a fabulous RCM conference, announcements from Government on safety in maternity services and a presentation at the London LSA conference – not to mention all the in between more routine business...

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    3 November, 2015

    Since the NMC’s  decision in January 2015 to ask for a change in its legislation to remove the additional tier of regulation applying to midwives  there has been very little information provided to the profession and the public with regard to the next steps that will taken by either...

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    27 October, 2015

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  • 27 October, 2015

    See below photos from Inaugural branch meeting of the PHE branch & Student outreach event at Sheffield Hallam University with Ann one of our reps in Sheffield trust.

    Inaugural branch meeting of the PHE branch

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    16 October, 2015

    The RCM attended its first TUC Congress in September sine affiliating in July.  We were given a very warm and genuine welcome and used the event to raise both professional and trade union issues.  We proposed motions on ‘Valuing midwifery services’ and ‘Campaigning for Pregnant...

  • 15 October, 2015

    At a time when changes to UK midwifery regulation are being developed, perhaps the time is right for thinking about what it is that makes our profession so unique? For many years we have relied upon specific regulation that supports midwives in their practice and in their ability to provide...

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