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RCM Response to HoM survey question on implementing Midwifery Continuity of Carer (MCOC)

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 ...

Midwifery in rural areas: a Welsh adventure

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.

Guest Blog: It’s time to talk about fatigue

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 ...