By Abbie Aplin, RCM Director Maternity Reform on 04 April 2023
As another report details failings in maternity care, Abbie Aplin, the RCM’s Director for Maternity Reform, outlines how the College is speaking truth to power and giving practical support to those working on the frontline.
By Alice Sorby, Director Employment Relations on 03 April 2023
Today (3 April) the RCM opened its pay consultation to members working in the NHS in England to find out if they accept or reject the latest pay offer made by the Westminster Government. To help you make an informed decision I want to share what the ...
By Heather Bower RCM Head of Midwifery Education and Sally Ashton-May, RCM Director Midwifery Policy and Practice on 20 March 2023
Last week we joined fellow RCM colleagues and RCM Chief Executive Gill Walton to attend a landmark celebration at the University of Greenwich. We were there to celebrate graduation of the first three-year midwifery degree apprentices in world, ...
By Julie Richards, Director RCM Wales on 17 March 2023
This is the first time RCM Wales had been able to host the St David’s Conference post pandemic. Our home for the day was the awe-inspiring Principality Stadium in Cardiff, a place where hopes and dreams (mostly) come to fruition and leaders are ...
By Alice Sorby, Director Employment Relations, RCM on 11 January 2023
We are already a couple of weeks into 2023, and front and centre of my mind - and everyone else’s at the RCM - is continuing the campaign for decent pay and tackling the workforce crisis in the NHS. I know there is lots of frustration that the huge hurdles ...
By Tara Kaufmann, Policy Advisor, RCM on 07 December 2022
Following the latest report from the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) on public health, RCMs Policy Advisor Tara Kaufmann shares the importance of health support for the maternity workforce.
By Gill Walton, General Secretary, RCM on 25 November 2022
For International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on 25 November – and the 16 Days of Activism to follow – we are raising awareness and pushing forward to end domestic abuse and coercive control. It is important for us – all of ...
By Cher Dougan, maternity care assistant Dumfries on 24 November 2022
For MSW/MCA Celebration Day, Cher Dougan shares her 15 years of experience, what she loves about being an maternity care assistant (MCA) and what she hopes for the future in this day in the life blog.
By Sean O'Sullivan, Head of Health and Social Policy, RCM on 27 October 2022
Earlier this month, the Maternity All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) and the Baby Loss APPG issued a joint calling for urgent action to address staffing shortages in maternity services.