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Midwives skipping breaks and working overtime

By Alice Sorby, Employment Relations Advisor on 20 August 2020 Today we have published the results of an RCM members survey which ran in June, hopefully you have seen the media release and maybe even responded to the survey! We repeated some of the questions from our Caring for You campaign survey in 2016 and ...
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The future of public health in England

By Sean O'Sullivan, Head of Health and Social Policy on 19 August 2020 The axing of Public Health England (PHE) and its replacement by a new National Institute for Health Protection (NIHP) raises significant questions about the future of public health services in England.
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Birth behind bars

By Charlotte Wilson, Policy advisor on 10 August 2020 In the early hours of the morning on 4 October 2019, a woman gave birth alone in her cell at HMP Bronzefield. When prison staff reached the cell later that morning, the baby was unresponsive, and was later confirmed to have died. An investigation ...
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Black mothers’ lives matter

By Zeenath Uddin, Head of Quality and Safety and Mary Ross-Davie, Director of Scotland on 24 July 2020 Black pregnant women are five times more likely, and Asian women twice as likely, to die during pregnancy and childbirth than white women. For those of us who have dedicated our careers to supporting pregnant women to give birth safely and healthily, ...
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