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  • 23 July, 2018

    The OASI Care Bundle Quality Improvement Project received funding from the Health Foundation in the summer of 2016 and began implementation in 16 maternity units across England, Wales and Scotland in January 2017. This multi-faceted quality improvement project...

  • 15 July, 2018

    Poole RCM Branch attended the Tolpuddle Martyrs Festival as they have done in previous years to represent the RCM. The festival takes place in the village of Tolpuddle, Dorset to celebrate the birth of the modern day unions. In 1883, local farm workers who formed a union were punished...

  • 12 July, 2018

    The cases of NHS nursing and midwifery. In collaboration with RCN and RCM, our study investigates the work, career and union experiences of nurses and midwives in the NHS, the largest employer of women in Europe and one of the most racially/ethnically diverse.

  • 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. ...