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  • 10 May, 2016

    On Wednesday 25th May, people from across the country will travel to London to lobby their local Member of Parliament on the issue of abolishing bursaries for student midwives, nurses and others training to enter the NHS workforce in England.

    We’re working very closely with the National...

  • 10 May, 2016

    What a fabulous four  days as the intrepid RCM cycle team pedalled 230 miles across the Normandy countryside. As members know we were raising money for our wonderful charity of the year – Women’s Aid. Some of the team  are regular pedallers but for others this was a massive step up...

  • 4 May, 2016
    The moment has finally come. I'm on my way to Portsmouth to join the Royal College of Midwives' staff team cycling 230 miles across France for Women's Aid, our chosen charity of the year.  This is a huge personal challenge for me, being around 6 Stone...
  • 3 May, 2016

    Last week the Department of Health (DH) released its consultation on the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)  – amendments to modernise midwifery regulation and improve the effectiveness and efficient of fitness to practise processes:...

  • 28 April, 2016

    RCM Connect have been supporting the Women’s Aid Staff Cycle by trying to equal the 240 miles to be covered on exercise bikes.

    The team are taking it in turns to cycle for 30-60 minutes, and to make things interesting, some are going head to head to see who can make up the furthest...

  • Cathy Warwick
    27 April, 2016

    RCM chief executive Cathy Warwick gives a round-up of the news from the RCM, including her discussions with the health secretary Jeremy Hunt, the latest on the National Maternity Review, and the RCM staff cycle ride across France to raise money for Women's Aid. For further information and to...

  • Jon Skewes
    25 April, 2016

    On 26 and 27 April, further industrial action in the form of a full withdrawal of labour will be taking place across England. On each day the industrial action is from 8 am to 5 pm.

    Other doctors and staff, including midwives and MSWs will continue to provide care during this time.

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  • 25 April, 2016

    until the RCM cycle team heads off for northern France on our mission to raise money for Women’s Aid. Those of you who are Archer’s fans will be well aware of the import role played in society by charities who help women experiencing domestic violence and I hope that you may be able to make a...

  • 20 April, 2016

    Only two weeks to go now until the big ride. I hit a hiatus with training this week due to a build-up of work that had to be dealt with after my week's leave and also struggling with injury. Just the thought that I could be exercising enough to get a sports injury is hilarious, but the back...

  • 19 April, 2016

    I became a nurse in 1975, the year Britain last held a vote on staying in Europe, and a year before I qualified as a midwife. And my four decades as a midwife lead me to believe we are better off remaining a member of the European Union.

    Being in the EU underpins much of the protection...

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