By Bernie Divall, Professional Advisor for Leadership on 29 June 2020
Recently I’ve been considering the challenge of defining leadership. I’m not alone in this: it’s been said that there are almost as many definitions of leadership as there are leaders!
By Zeenath Uddin, Head of Quality and Safety on 22 June 2020
I have multiple identities: I am a British woman. I am a Muslim. I am of Asian descent. I am a midwife. I am also the Head of Quality and Safety for the Royal College of Midwives. My Britishness has always been in doubt by others even when I was a child.
By Chrissy Joyce, RCM rep and maternity support worker on 19 June 2020
Chrissy Joyce, an RCM rep and MSW at Imperial, writes about her experience of the changing landscape during the pandemic – and the need for community.
By Bernie Divall, Professional Advisor for Leadership on 04 June 2020
Cinderella’s mother said something really important when she advised her daughter always to have courage and be kind. I re-watched Kenneth Branagh’s 2015 live action version of the film recently, and the phrase stuck in my mind. In fact, I thought ...
By Rae Trotter, Senior Organiser
To mark Mental Health Awareness Week, Organiser Rae Trotter shares her past experience and recent research on mental health in the maternity workforce and how, in the current climate, it is even more important to shed light on the topic.
By Sian Marshall
For my second pregnancy, I opted for my antenatal care to be provided at the midwife-led birth unit at Croydon University Hospital rather than via the community midwives. The idea was that I would receive continuity of care before, during and ...
By Amy Yorath, Cardiff University and Rachael Dewey, Edinburgh Napier University, Student Midwife Forum
In the current crisis, many final year students have suspended their studies and entered the midwifery workforce. Here, two members of the RCM Student Midwife Forum (SMF), Amy Yorath of Cardiff University and Rachael Dewey of Edinburgh Napier ...
By Janet Fyle, Policy Advisor
Last month, the journalist Emily Maitlis gave a powerful statement about the current crisis on BBC Newsnight. "You do not survive the illness through fortitude and strength of character," she said, "And the disease is not a great leveller, ...
By Mary Ross-Davie, Director Scotland
Getting you the most appropriate, practical clinical advice has been a priority since the pandemic began. To do that, we established our expert clinical advisory group (ECAG) to develop a range of regularly updated guidelines and professional ...