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  • Cathy Warwick
    31 July, 2017

    We have had new maternity policies published in England in 2016 (‘Better Births’ ) and in Scotland in early 2017 (‘...

  • 14 July, 2017

    I knew the ICM Triennial Congress in Toronto was going to be an incredible opportunity...

  • 12 July, 2017

    I will never forget meeting Carl Hendrickson. He came to a meeting I had with families who suffered from poor care at Morecambe Bay and I couldn’t quite work out why he insisted on bringing his son. Then he told his story, notably meeting and marrying the love of his life, the joy of a...

  • 12 July, 2017

    Being a first year student midwife has lead to so many wonderful experiences, however attending the ICM 31st Triennial Congress in Toronto was one I never could have imagined. After being selected to go to Congress with the RCM, I was both excited and nervous. After all, I was only a first...

  • 27 June, 2017

    Maternity Transformation in England: One year and more after Better Births

    It’s hard to believe that a year and more has passed since the publication of Better Births. A lot has happened in that time but yet there is still so much to do in terms of piloting,...

  • Jon Skewes
    19 June, 2017

    Today (Monday 19th June) the RCM, along with other NHS trade unions, wrote to Theresa May calling on her to end her policy of public sector pay restraint and address the significant fall in the value of NHS pay.

  • 5 June, 2017

    At 7am on Thursday 8th June, the doors will open at tens of thousands of polling stations up and down the country, and voters will choose the 650 people who will represent them in the House of Commons for the next few years.

  • 23 May, 2017

    Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs) must be accompanied by adequate funding and a process of genuine engagement with staff and service users, if they are to exert a positive impact on the quality and safety of NHS services in England. This is the message at the core of the...

  • 22 May, 2017

    At a combined total of almost 300 pages, the manifestos of the three main UK-wide parties – the Conservatives, Labour and the Liberal Democrats – make for a hefty wedge of promises, proposals and commitments

  • 12 May, 2017

    NHS staff have now seen seven years of pay restraint and with at least another three years on the horizon. This is a disastrous, unsustainable decision for maternity services and the NHS. We are working with other NHS trade unions to break the Government’s policy of pay restraint. Back...