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  • 8 July, 2016

    How well do you understand the rules on charging migrants for NHS maternity care?  Can you advise a migrant women or an asylum seeker about their entitlement to care?  What help can you offer a woman who is facing a bill of several thousand pounds for her care? Have you heard of the...

  • 28 June, 2016

    Last Friday, I blogged in the wake of the outcome of the UK’s referendum on whether or not we should remain a member of the European Union. Events have moved quickly since and we have now had more...

  • 24 June, 2016

    The UK has ,after a long period of debate voted to leave the European Union. The RCM took the view that it would be better to remain in Europe but that how to vote was an individual matter. The RCM respects the democratic process. Many on both sides of this debate will be coming to terms with...

  • 16 June, 2016

    Next Thursday, 23rd June, we will make a decision that we will live with for years – whether or not the UK remains a member of the European Union. It’s a big decision that none of us should take lightly. After having given it a lot of thought, the RCM has backed “Remain” in the EU. There are...

  • 14 June, 2016

    To cut a long career short! I qualified in 1991 as a RGN, jumped into Midwifery training after 1 year of post registration. Qualified and worked as a midwife, challenging my career by changing posts every 1-2 years and going up the grading and widening my clinical expertise.  In 1998 I...

  • 14 June, 2016

    Its Cancer in pregnancy awareness week  from 13th- 19th June 2016. Mummy's Star is the  charity  hosting the week. This unique charity is chaired by Nicolette Peel an RCM student member.

    The aim of the week is to raise awareness of the impact that a cancer diagnosis has...

  • 10 June, 2016

    CONSULTATION CLOSES 17th JUNE

    Dear member,

    There is just over a week left to respond to the DH consultation on the amendments to the Nursing and  Midwifery Order which will remove  the  supervision of...

  • 10 June, 2016

    Conception to birth is a miracle.

    The first golden hour after delivery is a time that can never be replicated.  Wherever possible the first hour of a baby’s life should be devoted to optimal cord clamping, skin to skin, early feeding and time alone for the parents and baby to bond...

  • 9 June, 2016

    My aim in conceiving the hashtag #ifBabiesCouldTalk  was to encourage health professionals to consider why separation of mothers and babies is something that babies would not choose themselves. I hoped to give babies their own voice and I blogged  about it...

  • 8 June, 2016

    There have been a series of articles published lately discussing the merits of sleep training or allowing babies to “cry it out”. Apparently “studies” show that by the time an infant is three months old they should be capable of settling themselves to sleep. These studies also advise that...

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