By Gill Walton, RCM Chief Executive on 07 November 2019
We all knew it was coming sooner or later, and now we finally know the date. On Thursday 12 December voters go to the polls to elect a new House of Commons, and with it a new Government.
By Jayne Cardwell Vice-chair, QUB Midwifery Society on 06 November 2019
On 21 October, the Midwifery Society at Queen’s University Belfast (QUB) hosted an interdisciplinary event on resilience in health and social care called ‘Bouncing Back’. As vice-chair of the Midwifery Society, I took the lead on organising ...
By Lia Brigante, RCM Quality & Standards Advisor & Dr Mary Ross-Davie, RCM Director for Scotland on 15 October 2019
Midwifery Continuity of Carer (MCoC) continues to be the buzz word in the midwifery world in the UK and beyond. In 2019 Wales has published a maternity strategy that encompass continuity across the pregnancy, birth and postnatal continuum, ...
on 02 October 2019
The RCM’s two motions to Congress were calling for better perinatal mental healthcare and the suspension of NHS charging for migrant women. We used our speeches to highlight the shortage of specialist perinatal mental health midwives and ...
By Rosie Jenks, newly qualified midwife on 26 September 2019
In August I was privileged enough to undertake a two day ‘shadowing’ placement with Tara Shoham (Global Projects Officer) at the RCM headquarters in London. I was really interested in the work of the Global Team, having briefly chatted to Joy ...
By Karen Murray, Director of RCM Northern Ireland on 23 September 2019
In May of this year the RCM published a joint union statement committing to a series of meetings with the Department of Health and employers in Northern Ireland. The aim of the meetings was to try and reach a positive outcome for members on pay.
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 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 ...