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  • 24 August, 2016

    PA is a Congolese woman who sought asylum in the UK. She was arrested in 2014 when she was five months pregnant. She was held for 10 hours at Cardiff Bay police station and then transported to Yarl’s Wood Detention Centre in Bedfordshire in an eight-hour journey. She was due to have her 20-...

  • 5 August, 2016

    This is an important initiative which RCM support and hope to raise  awareness with members  about the benefits and advantages of breastfeeding. 

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    3 August, 2016
    Cathy Warwick, RCM chief executive, directs members to two important blogs on the RCM website about the political landscape at the moment and the...
  • 27 July, 2016

    We’ve been on a rocky political road for some time. I have written before about the threats to the midwifery profession and my colleague Jon Skewes ...

  • 25 July, 2016

    We had had hope that a new prime minister and new ministers (at least those below the Secretary of State) at the Department of Health would lead to a change of mind on the abolition of bursaries and the introduction of tuition fees for student midwives. At the very least we hoped for a pause...

  • 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...

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