By Gill Walton, RCM Chief Executive on 23 January 2020
This year, there’s going to be a lot of red in my wardrobe – because red is the symbol we are using for World Health Organization-designated International Year of the Midwife.
By Mary Ross-Davie, Director for Scotland and Kate Brintworth, Head of Maternity Transformation on 17 December 2019
In June 2019, the RCM invited Heads of Midwifery across the UK to complete our annual survey. This year the survey included questions focussed on the implementation of Midwifery continuity of carer. The response rate for this year was higher ...
By Hermione Jackson, Digital Midwife Advisor on 02 December 2019
I found myself involved in many other projects and aspects of maternity care, as every change in practice led to a change in the electronic system.
By Stuart Bonar, RCM public affairs advisor on 29 November 2019
On 12 December we head to the polls in the first December general election in almost a century. But it is not just the timing of the vote that makes this historic, the choice that we face is historic too.
By Alice Sorby, RCM Employment Relations Advisor on 26 November 2019
We have suspected for some time through anecdotal evidence that the NHS Job Evaluation Scheme is not being used properly in certain areas. Job evaluation underpins the entire Agenda for Change pay structure and ensures equal pay for work of ...
on 19 November 2019
Maternity Action and the RCM have put together guidance that will be of use to Overseas Visitor Managers, Directors and Heads of Midwifery, and NHS staff caring for migrant women. It covers various aspects of charging policy and practice within ...
By Alice Sorby, Employment Relations Advisor on 19 November 2019
We have published lots of advice and guidance to support midwifery managers, RCM Workplace Representatives, midwives and MSWs involved in setting up or working in continuity teams. One area that we haven’t covered however is how we retain ...
By Laura Abbott on 12 November 2019
It is understood that around 600 pregnant women are held in one of the UKs 12 female prisons every year with approximately 100 babies born. Numbers and outcomes are not currently collated – something the RCM’s new position statement is calling ...
By Alice Sorby, RCM Employment Relations Advisor and Lia Brigante, Quality & Standards Advisor on 03 September 2019
Following the publication of the Welsh Maternity Services strategy we found ourselves enjoying a scenic train journey to Welshpool to visit midwives in Powys to learn more about how they work and how continuity of care can work in the area.
By Roopa McCrossan, Specialist Trainee, Department of Anaesthesia, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle-upon-Tyne NHS Foundation Trust and Honorary Secretary, Association of Anaesthetists Trainee Committee on 03 September 2019
As the end of the summer approaches, those of us in the business of bringing new life into the world are braced and ready for the one of the busiest times of year. The Office of National Statistics has published data showing that more babies are conceived ...