By Stuart Bonar, Public Affairs Advisor on 10 August 2021
New midwifery workforce figures from the NHS have given us here at the RCM cause for concern.
Published by NHS Digital on 29 July, they reveal that the number of NHS midwives working in England in May had fallen by almost 300 in just two months. ...
By Sean O'Sullivan, Head of Health and Social Policy on 08 July 2021
The past week has seen the publication of not one, but two, landmark reports into the state of maternity services in England. On Monday, the House of Commons Health and Social Care Committee published a report on the safety of maternity services ...
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 Jon Skewes, Executive Director of External Relations on 07 February 2020
Every new year feels like a beginning, but there’s something about a new decade that feels like a fresh start. A new decade has a way of making us look to the future, rather than reflect on the past, and that is certainly how 2020 has felt so far. Obviously, ...
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 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 Jon Skewes, Executive Director for External Relations
Following queries on the Wuhan novel coronavirus, we would like to share the following information from Public Health England (PHE) to update all our members with both clinical guidance and public information to share among staff and women.