By Sean O'Sullivan, Head of Health and Social Policy on 30 June 2023
Following the release of the long-awaited NHS Workforce Plan for England, RCM Head of Health and Social Policy Sean O’Sullivan shares what this will mean for practice, what we hope and what the RCM and other healthcare unions have been driving.
By Felitta Burney-Nicol, senior midwife and midwifery researcher on 20 June 2023
Researcher Felitta Burney-Nicol is conducting an important study to ensure Black midwifery voices are captured, especially Black midwifery leaders, to show Black contribution to the history of the NHS for the next generation. But she needs ...
By Isla Innes-Love Student Midwife Forum member and student midwife on 19 June 2023
To celebrate RCM Student Midwife Celebration Day the University of the West of Scotland midwifery society organised a summer party with an accompanying awards ceremony. RCM Student Midwife Forum (SMF) member Isla Innes-Love shares how she ...
By Alice Sorby, RCM Director of Employment Relations on 14 June 2023
As NHS England launches its Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Improvement Plan, RCM’s Director of Employment Relations Alice Sorby shares why this is important to have as she shares concerning statistics from recent surveys and research ...
By Megan Critchlow, second year student midwife, University of Huddersfield on 12 June 2023
RCM competition winner Megan Critchlow shares what being a student midwife means to her as she looks forward to attending this year's International Congress for Midwives and what she hopes to take away from the experience.
By Susan Hughes, Consultant Midwife, Gloucester Hospitals Trust and Worcester University on 02 June 2023
RCM competition winner Susan Hughes shares what being a midwife means to her as she looks forward to attending this year's International Congress for Midwives and what she hopes to take away from the experience.
By Dr Sara Webb, MIDIRS, Head of Midwifery Information and Resource Services on 25 May 2023
With the publication of the England Chief Midwifery Officer’s maternity research strategy, MIDIRS, Head of Midwifery Information and Resource Services, Dr Sara Webb welcomes the framework as a first step to improving research in midwifery ...
By RCM Policy Advisor Tara Kaufmann on 23 May 2023
To coincide with the launch of the RCM position statement on reconfigurations, RCM Policy Advisor Tara Kaufmann shares what reconfiguration of services will mean for maternity staff and how to be consulted and have a stake in the changes.
By Giuseppe Labriola, Chair RCM Board on 22 May 2023
As ballot papers for the RCM Board elections begin to land on doormats, Giuseppe Labriola reflects on his time as Chair – and issues a call to action to all RCM members.
By Fiona Gibb, Director Professional Midwifery, RCM on 09 May 2023
Fiona Gibb, Royal College of Midwives’ (RCM) Director Professional Midwifery, shares ways that midwives can reclaim and promote our professional identity, with emphasis on education, research, leadership and growing a supportive, collaborative ...