By Rae Trotter, Senior Organiser Learning and Duncan Mirams, Organiser of the South on 12 May 2021
On 5 May we celebrated International Day of the Midwife (IDM), which has always been a big occasion for the RCM. IDM is our chance to celebrate the best vocation in the world, but we also get to give thanks, show appreciation and celebrate our branches ...
By Stuart Bonar, Public Affairs Advisor on 11 May 2021
Research forms the basis of evidence-based practice and it is important that within midwifery we continue to question why things are done the way they are in order to improve upon current standards.
By Trude Thommesen, Board Member, Northern European Region, International Confederation of Midwives on 05 May 2021
Dear midwives, colleagues and friends, Happy International Day of the Midwife! Today we will once again put midwifery and women's sexual reproductive health and rights on the global agenda.
By Hermione Jackson, Digital Midwife Project Advisor on 05 May 2021
Today marks International Day of the Midwife and this year’s theme is Follow the data: invest in midwives. We know maternity data is imperative to the care we provide. Not only is it important to call for more investment from the Government to ...
By Jackie Mitchell, National Officer Scotland on 04 May 2021
Since the summer of 2020, the RCM has joined other NHS trade unions in Scotland in calling on the Scottish Government to propose a new and fair pay deal for our members. We have received the offer and now we want to know what you think.
By Stuart Bonar, Public Affairs Advisor on 03 May 2021
At 7am on Thursday 6 May, polling stations across England, Scotland and Wales will open their doors for 15 hours so that up to 48 million people can cast their votes in a whole host of elections.
By Stuart Bonar, Public Affairs Advisor on 02 May 2021
On 6 May, voters in Wales will choose who will represent them in Senedd Cymru / the Welsh Parliament (“the Senedd”) for the next few years. That outcome will also, of course, determine who will become First Minister of Wales and form the next Welsh ...
By Stuart Bonar, Public Affairs Advisor on 30 April 2021
On 6 May, voters in Scotland will choose who gets to sit in the Scottish Parliament for the next five years. That outcome will also determine who forms the next Scottish Government, which since 1999 has been responsible for the NHS in Scotland.
By Stuart Bonar, Public Affairs Advisor on 28 April 2021
On 6 May, voters across Britain will choose who will make decisions affecting their lives in a patchwork of elections for councillors, mayors, police and crime commissioners, as well as members of both the Scottish and Welsh Parliaments.
By Elizabeth Duff, Senior Policy Advisor, National Childbirth Trust on 23 April 2021
Yesterday marked the release of our latest Hidden Half survey results. Last year, in April 2020, NCT’s campaigning work led to secured funding for a dedicated postnatal maternal check in primary care so that new mothers have their own appointment ...