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  • 1 May, 2018

    We ended 2017 with RCM membership at an all-time high and in 2018 we continue to grow. Midwives, Maternity Support Workers (MSWs) and student midwives throughout the UK can see the benefit of belonging to the world’s oldest and largest organisation run by and for midwives.

  • 25 April, 2018

    On the 12th May the RCM will be marching alongside other Trade Unions at the TUC’s ‘A new deal for working people’ march and rally in London.

  • 20 April, 2018

    For the past decade across the UK, family nurses have been working with young women (and their partners) from early pregnancy until their child is two; listening, guiding and acting as a positive role model for vulnerable, first-time...

  • 6 April, 2018

    The RCM has welcomed the announcement last week by Jeremy Hunt, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care in England, for plans to train an additional 3,000 more midwives over the next four years, starting with an extra 650 student midwives in 2019 – an increase of 25%. This...

  • 28 March, 2018

    As midwives you often encounter vulnerable people, not least vulnerable women, and help them in many ways. Now there has been a change in the law which allows you to help them in another way - to have their say at elections safely.

  • 28 March, 2018

    Since the proposed pay offer and reform of Agenda for Change was announced last week social media has been awash with comments both positive, negative and some claims of inaccurate messages from the Trade Unions. Rather than ignore the Twitter storm I thought it best to try and address...

  • 23 March, 2018

  • 19 March, 2018

    Hard as it may be to believe, in the almost two years since the referendum, MPs have never debated the impact of Brexit on the NHS. With 20,000 EU nurses, 10,000 EU doctors and well over 1,000 EU midwives working just in England’s NHS, this is an issue that...

  • 14 March, 2018

    A 'wholly owned subsidiary' is an arms length organisation owned by an NHS trust. In effect it means that in-house services will be provided by a separate company employing staff who currently work for the NHS.

  • 9 March, 2018

    A story appeared in the media today about an impending pay deal for NHS staff. The RCM has been heavily involved in negotiations since December, aimed at achieving better pay for our members and  acceptable reform of pay structures within Agenda for Change....