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    10 December, 2015

    On Human rights day, a day in which the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is celebrated across the globe (British Institute of Human Rights bihr.org.uk) midwives may wish to consider if their care is rights based, but also to think about our sisters around the world, and their access to...

  • 3 December, 2015

    On Thursday 3rd December 2015, we had a very successful launch of the branch with a cake sale. We sold at least 30 different homemade cakes to the staff and the public. In total we raised £283. We also did a walk around in the unit to promote RCM, and encourage colleagues - targeting many...

  • 28 November, 2015
    November 28th 2015 saw Waltham Forest RCM branch (Whipps Cross University hospital) have its first midwifery conference "50 shades of Normality" it was organised by 

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    27 November, 2015

    England’s NHS is short of 2,600 midwives, according to the RCM’s most recent State of Maternity Services Report. We need all the new midwives we can get, which is why it’s great that the number of places...

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    26 November, 2015

    The RCM is deeply concerned at the proposal announced yesterday to change the shape of student finance and to replace the current system of ‘grants’ with loans. Despite a conversation with Ben Gummer, Health Minister, yesterday the RCM is none the wiser about the detail behind these proposals...

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    16 November, 2015

    The news on clinical supervision of midwives is positive. The DH tells me that the paper developed by DH, RCM, the LSAMOs and the four country CNOs with proposals for the future is now with the Government and hopefully will be signed off soon. Whilst this does not guarantee implementation it...

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    16 November, 2015

    Last week was a real roller coaster – a RCM Board meeting, a meeting with the Secretary of State, a fabulous RCM conference, announcements from Government on safety in maternity services and a presentation at the London LSA conference – not to mention all the in between more routine business...

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    3 November, 2015

    Since the NMC’s  decision in January 2015 to ask for a change in its legislation to remove the additional tier of regulation applying to midwives  there has been very little information provided to the profession and the public with regard to the next steps that will taken by either...

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    27 October, 2015

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