By Keelie Barrett MSW advocate, workplace representative and RCM Board member on 24 November 2023
MSW advocate, workplace representative and RCM Board member Keelie Barrett celebrates MSW Day, reflecting on the past and future of support workers with hope for the workforce and appreciation for everything MSWs do in her latest blog.
By RCM Quality and Standards Advisor Lia Brigante on 14 November 2023
Midwifery has been nominated for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage. RCM’s Quality and Standards Advisor Lia Brigante shares what this great ...
By RCM Public Affairs Advisor Stuart Bonar on 01 November 2023
RCM Public Affairs Advisor Stuart Bonar looks at the number of midwives working in the NHS in England since the last General Election and what needs to happen to improve the retention and recruitment of maternity staff.
By Julie Richards, RCM Wales Director and Jayne Bekoe RCM Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion on 31 October 2023
As Black History and Culture Month comes to an end, RCM Director for Wales, Julie Richards and RCM Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, Jayne Bekoe reflect on the events and collaborative working that contribute to the RCM’s strategy ...
By RCM National Officer Anne Wilson, RCM on 25 October 2023
Following the industrial action taken by members in Northern Ireland on 22 September, RCM’s National Officer Anne Wilson shares the impact this has had on strengthening the call for fair pay and a maternity strategy with overwhelming outsider ...
By Jeannine Joseph on 23 October 2023
Jeannine Joseph shares her experience living with Sickle Cell and how taking part in research has given her hope for change when it comes to patient and public involvement and engagement (PPIE) for underrepresented groups.
By RCM Director for Wales Julie Richards and Head of Bereavement Care & Hospital Liaison Marc Harder on 13 October 2023
RCM Director for Wales Julie Richards and Head of Bereavement Care & Hospital Liaison Marc Harder at the baby loss charity Sands have co-written a blog for Baby Loss Awareness Week (BLAW) 2023.
By RCM Quality and Standards Advisor Lia Brigante
Europe's midwives gathered in Istanbul for the general annual meeting of the European Association of Midwives (EMA) on 22 and 23 September. From the UK, Mervi Jokinen and Lia Brigante participated as delegates of The Royal College of Midwives ...
By RCM Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Jayne Bekoe on 02 October 2023
Under this year’s theme for Black History and Culture Month - Celebrating our sisters, Saluting our sisters and Honouring matriarchs of movements – the RCM’s Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Jayne Bekoe salutes Black women and Black ...
By RCM Quality and Standards Advisor Deborah Longe on 14 September 2023
As midwives and MSWs, we want women to be well supported during pregnancy – but we also acknowledge that, while we have an incredibly important part to play in this, we can’t be there all the time. Having a strong support network, and particularly ...