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  • 18 May, 2015

    On behalf of the Global Team at the RCM, a huge thank you to everyone who has donated to our Nepal appeal. We have raised almost £7,000 and are well on the way to our interim target of £10,000. 

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    12 May, 2015

    When I began my journey as a student in the world of midwifery, I never imagined I wouldn't be able to read the signposts.

  • 12 May, 2015

    I just wanted to say how lovely the RCM Student Midwife Newsletter was last edition with great articles ­– in particular Rosie’s.

  • 1 May, 2015

    The RCM has been shocked at the devastating news from Nepal and of course many of our staff and members have felt this disaster particularly acutely because of the great friends we have made with MIDSON, the Midwifery Society of Nepal, during the RCM’s Global Midwifery Twinning Project.

  • 7 May, 2015

    As I write this piece on the eve of polling day, the outcome of the general election remains in the balance. All that can be predicted with any confidence is that no one party will win a majority of seats in Parliament and that in Scotland the SNP will do spectacularly well. In all...

  • 30 April, 2015

    There have been at least 100 reconfigurations in the last five years in England, and RCM officers could be forgiven for suffering from ‘reconfiguration fatigue’. We’d like to think that every time an NHS service is reconfigured, it’s for the right reasons. But what is the...

  • 27 April, 2015

    I attended the first meeting of the NHS England Maternity Review on Thursday 23rd April. It was a good meeting with a group of committed, energetic colleagues. The most notable issue for me was the degree of consensus as we all talked of our hopes for the review. Information about...

  • 22 April, 2015

    I haven't blogged for a while, and thought I would give you a progress on some on important issues.

  • 20 April, 2015

    Cathy has just returned from a midwifery tour of northern India. Here she talks about her experiences and the latest news from the UK.

  • 15 April, 2015

    The way the NHS Number is issued for newborn babies has finally changed.

    RCM members in England will be aware that for the past few years a service called NHS Numbers for Babies (NN4B) has been used to allocate NHS Numbers at birth.

    NN4B means that babies have an NHS number from...