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A welcome shot in the arm for maternity services

By Sean O'Sullivan, RCM Head of Health & Social Policy on 31 March 2021 Last week’s announcement of an extra £96m recurrent funding for maternity care in England provides a timely and long overdue investment in safe and high quality maternity services. Most of the new monies will be allocated to boost midwife and ...
RCM Opinion

NHS funding – more questions than answers?

By Sean O'sullivan, Head of Health and Social Policy, Policy, Employment Relations and Communications on 26 June 2018 Last week, the Prime Minister announced that the NHS will receive a funding increase of £20bn a year by 2023. The announcement was heavily trailed in the media including an interview with Theresa May on the Andrew Marr show.
RCM Opinion

There *is* a magic money tree

By Stuart Bonar, RCM Public Affairs Advisor on 11 January 2018 You’ll have heard it a thousand times from ministers asked about NHS funding. “We’d love to recruit the midwives we need, but there is no magic money tree.” But, frankly, there are plenty of magic money trees – let me give you just one.