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COVID vaccine and pregnancy

By Prof Viv Bennett, Chief Nurse, Public Health England on 16 April 2021 Firstly, I want to pay tribute to everyone working in midwifery teams throughout the pandemic. The mothers, partners and babies born during Covid have needed additional support to help deal with impact of the pandemic and you have provided ...
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Keeping the pressure on for pay

By Stuart Bonar, Public Affairs Advisor on 16 April 2021 When, last month, the UK Government proposed a 1% pay rise for NHS staff in England, there was a huge outcry. This included from many MPs on the Government’s own backbenches. Why were people so angry? Because the proposed 1% was so derisory. ...
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Fasting and vaccines this Ramadan

By Zeenath Uddin, Head of Quality and Safety on 13 April 2021 Tomorrow marks the start of Ramadan and as we enter the Holy Month we look forward to a different experience from last year. This time last year we were in our first lockdown and under the pressure and exhaustion of working on the frontline. We took ...
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A welcome shot in the arm for maternity services

By Sean O'Sullivan, RCM Head of Health & Social Policy on 31 March 2021 Last week’s announcement of an extra £96m recurrent funding for maternity care in England provides a timely and long overdue investment in safe and high quality maternity services. Most of the new monies will be allocated to boost midwife and ...
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Race still matters

By Jo Tanner, RCM Director of Communications and engagement on 31 March 2021 Race still matters, regardless of what the Government’s latest report says
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More renew than review – but welcome nonetheless

By Clare Livingstone, Professional Policy Advisor on 26 March 2021 The role of the midwife in helping to determine the future could not be clearer. The life chances of a child hinge on the first 1001 days from conception, so the evidence shows. The Leadsom Review outlines ambitions to give every baby the best start ...
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The digital possibilities in maternity care

By Hermione Jackson, Digital Midwife Project Advisor on 16 March 2021 The use of digital technology in the NHS has long lagged behind what is possible, and there are new technologies becoming available all the time. Maternity services are often left behind during digital transformation within hospitals and ...
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Together we must keep shouting loud about pay

By Alice Sorby, Employment Relations Advisor on 09 March 2021 NHS pay was thrust into the spotlight in the most unwelcome way late last week as the Government published its evidence to the NHS Pay Review Body (PRB) - over six weeks late and several percentage points light. Any goodwill midwives and MSWs may ...
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