The RCM regularly responds to consultations from the NHS, governments and other organisations on issues that affect maternity services

Our responses aim to represent members' views and provide an expert midwifery perspective to influence decision makers.

Below are some of the consultations affecting maternity services, midwives, maternity support workers, pregnant women and new mums across the UK. We encourage you to also have your say.

Over the years, bereaved parents, charities and others have called for more transparency and an independent process for determining the causes of, and learning from, stillbirths.

This consultation seeks views on proposals for introducing coronial investigations of stillbirth cases in England and Wales. It has been prepared jointly by the Ministry of Justice and the Department of Health and Social Care. It's an important step towards delivering the Government’s commitment to reduce the rate of stillbirths.

Read the proposals and make your views heard. Submissions are due by 18 June 2019.

Recent RCM responses to consultations