By Jon Skewes on 16 August 2019
With public sector pensions appearing in the news recently I wanted to take this opportunity to give you a short update on the RCM’s position and role in influencing the NHS scheme.
By Stuart Bonar - RCM Public Affairs Advisor on 13 August 2019
The national midwife shortage continues, with the NHS in England short of the equivalent of almost 2,500 full-time midwives. That is according to the latest RCM analysis of birth figures published earlier this month by the Office for National ...
By Student Midwife Jessica Rawlinson on 06 August 2019
In the hottest week of the year in July 2019, I embarked upon a journey with the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) for my elective placement as part of my midwifery training.
By Mary Ross-Davie, Dircetor of Scotland and Kate Brintworth, Head of Maternity Transformation on 10 July 2019
This week we have seen the publishing of figures that show that 17.3% of women in England are now being booked onto a care pathway that should ensure they receive continuity of carer throughout pregnancy, whilst giving birth and in the postnatal ...
By Vicky Richards on 08 July 2019
The Welsh government has launched its Vision for maternity services in Wales. After two years of work, involving women and their families, midwives, other NHS professionals, Health Boards, community and voluntary groups, the Vision and ...
By Viv Bennett, Chief Nurse and Director Maternity and Early Years, PHE on 26 June 2019
As midwives are well aware, stopping smoking is one of the best things a woman and her partner can do to protect the health of their baby through pregnancy and beyond. But you may not be aware that in recent years the percentage of women recorded ...
By Clare Livingstone on 17 June 2019
As 17th June is the start of Breastfeeding Celebration Week, let’s take a moment to reflect on the many benefits of breastfeeding and why it is something so worth celebrating.
By Clare Livingstone on 31 May 2019
As midwives caring for women we have all listened to these sheepish confessions: ‘I know it’s bad… but I only smoke one or two in the evening… once the kids are in bed… it really is one of life’s few pleasures… something just for me….’.
By Louise Silverton on 24 May 2019
In 2014 the RCM and the RCOG decided that something needed to be done to address the increasing rates of OASI (obstetric anal sphincter injury). OASI has an enormous negative impact on the lives of those affected. Following a round table discussion ...
By Cara Evans, student midwife on 24 May 2019
Before making the trip down to London to carry out my elective at the Royal College of Midwives, I wasn’t sure what to expect. Despite having worked alongside the RCM at several points throughout my studies, I wanted to know exactly how the RCM ...