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My journey into maternity research

By Zoe Vowles, RM, MSc, Clinical Research Midwife at Guys and St Thomas’ NHS FT/Research Assistant at NIHR Applied Research Collaboration South London Maternity and Perinatal Mental Health theme and NIHR Pre-doctoral Clinical Academic Fellow on 28 February 2023 I first became interested in research after undertaking an MSc in Public Health and doing a piece of qualitative research looking at the effect of becoming a fistula advocate on women with obstetric fistula in Sierra Leone.

Pushing forward to end violence against women

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 ...

RCM at TUC Congress 2019

on 02 October 2019 The RCM’s two motions to Congress were calling for better perinatal mental healthcare and the suspension of NHS charging for migrant women. We used our speeches to highlight the shortage of specialist perinatal mental health midwives and ...

A new hope

By Jon Skewes, Executive Director for External Relations Following queries on the Wuhan novel coronavirus, we would like to share the following information from Public Health England (PHE) to update all our members with both clinical guidance and public information to share among staff and women.