By Denise Linay, Head of Organising and Engagement on 21 September 2020
At the end of this month I retire after nearly 30 years working for the RCM. I must have walked through the RCM’s iconic blue door thousands of times. Last month that door was closed for the last time. As with any move there was a serious declutter ...
By Bernie Divall, Professional Advisor for Leadership on 29 June 2020
Recently I’ve been considering the challenge of defining leadership. I’m not alone in this: it’s been said that there are almost as many definitions of leadership as there are leaders!
By Gill Walton, CEO
Everyday in our COVID world I try to put aside my fears. The same fears we all have, for ourselves, our families, especially our elderly and those we know who are not as healthy as we wish they were. Trying like you to adjust to this strange and scary ...
By Alice Sorby, Employment Relations Advisor
Midwives and MSWs at the top of the pay band the increase is from the pay uplift effective 1 April 2020. In England and Wales for bands 2 to 8c this increase is 1.67%. For staff at the top of bands 8d and 9 the basic pay increase will be capped at the level ...
By Mary Ross-Davie, Director Scotland
This short document takes a look at how the role of the MSW can best be
embedded into new models of maternity care that are built around continuity.
It is not detailed guidance, but a starting point to spark local discussions and
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 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 ...
By Denise Linay on 27 March 2019
This April the RCM celebrates the 10th anniversary of the opening up of membership to support workers in maternity. Apparently this is an anniversary celebrated by a gift of aluminium or tin but we’ll probably stick with cake.
By Ruth Sanders & Deborah Caine on 23 November 2018
Ruth Sanders and Deborah Caine consider the effects of standardising the role of the MSW, and reveal the work they have undertaken to develop MSWs in their area.