By Juliette Astrup on 25 May 2018
Following the health secretary’s announcement that 3000 more midwives are to be trained in England, Midwives takes a look at what is being promised, what it will take to deliver it, and how it fits into a bigger picture of midwifery workforce ...
By Jon Skewes, Director for Policy, Employment Relations and Communications on 04 May 2018
We have seen real progress begin on both the RCMs Fair Pay Overdue and shortage of midwives and resources campaigns. Both speak to the root causes of the pressures on members.
By Gill Walton on 06 April 2018
The RCM has welcomed the announcement last week by Jeremy Hunt, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care in England, for plans to train an additional 3,000 more midwives over the next four years, starting with an extra 650 student midwives ...
on 15 December 2017
The Department of Health has launched a consultation on the regulation of the healthcare professions across the UK. The purpose of the consultation is to gather views on what changes need to be made to the way midwives, nurses and other health ...
By Stuart Bonar, Public Affairs Advisor on 24 November 2017
For every 100 student midwife places being commissioned in England, the NHS midwifery workforce is increasing by just one single midwife. Read that sentence again, and let it sink in; it is a stark statistic.