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  • 6 July, 2018

    A few months ago the RCM published data about applications to study midwifery in England. We found that over the last five years, the number of people applying to become midwives fell by 35%. We’ve seen the supply of midwives from the EU dry up as Brexit creates huge uncertainty.

  • 4 July, 2018

    This year marks seventy years since the start of the NHS. This of course also means seventy years of NHS midwifery care and seventy years of dedicated service from midwives and more recently maternity support workers, along with our doctor colleagues and all the other staff who make our...

  • 26 June, 2018

    Last week, the Prime Minister announced that the NHS will receive a funding increase of £20bn a year by 2023. The announcement was heavily trailed in the media including an interview with Theresa May on the Andrew Marr show.

  • 14 June, 2018

    Today the RCM has backed the People’s Vote campaign. This calls for a public vote on the final Brexit deal, once the details of that deal are known. We believe the people should have the last word on Brexit, not politicians at Westminster.

  • 12 June, 2018

    Infant feeding has always been a subject of great interest to RCM members, generating lively debate and often dividing the opinion of the general public, the media and stakeholders. 

  • 30 May, 2018

    The clock is ticking. It is almost two years since the 2016 EU referendum, over a year since the Prime Minister triggered the Article 50 process to take the UK out of the European Union, and less than a year before the scheduled date for Brexit. Time is marching on, and yet we still see more...

  • 23 May, 2018

    Please do vote in our NHS pay consultation which is open until 31 May, we really value your voice. Inflation figures for April 2018 have been published at 2.4% and are forecast to keep going down, therefore for the first time in years your pay could rise above the rate of inflation. ...

  • 23 May, 2018

    RCM Cambridge marked the start of their new year with a Nepalese-themed AGM which took place on Thursday 18th January 2018. 

  • 4 May, 2018

    We have seen real progress begin on both the RCMs Fair Pay Overdue and shortage of midwives and resources campaigns. Both speak to the root causes of the pressures on members.

  • 2 May, 2018

    Following the negotiations with employers since December 2017 to come up with a Framework agreement combining both pay and structural reform of Agenda for Change, here is what the Chair and Vice Chair of the RCM Board had to say about the pay consultation.