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
- Defining the role of integrated care systems in workforce development
- RCM response DHSC learning disability and autism training for staff consultation
- Restricting promotions of products high in fat, sugar and salt by location and by price
- Pregnancy and maternity discrimination: extending redundancy protection for women and new parents
- Improving Multi-Agency Risk Assessment and interventions for victims of domestic abuse
- Advanced Clinical Practice
- Priorities for the National Data Guardian
- Restricting promotions of food and drink that is high in fat, sugar and salt
- Proposed changes to NIPE hip screening pathway
- APPG Infant Formula Inquiry
- Parental Bereavement Leave
- Transforming the response to Domestic Abuse
- Prison Healthcare (with Birth Companions)
- Review of post-18 education and training