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Keeping the pressure on for pay

By Stuart Bonar, Public Affairs Advisor on 16 April 2021 When, last month, the UK Government proposed a 1% pay rise for NHS staff in England, there was a huge outcry. This included from many MPs on the Government’s own backbenches. Why were people so angry? Because the proposed 1% was so derisory. ...

Safeguarding education

By Charlotte Wilson, Policy Advisor and Carmel Lloyd, Head of Education and Learning on 15 January 2021 As midwifery students, you are one of our most vital resources, the future of our profession. The past year has been extremely challenging, with studies disrupted and graduation delayed for the Class of 2020. As your trade union and professional ...

Midwives skipping breaks and working overtime

By Alice Sorby, Employment Relations Advisor on 20 August 2020 Today we have published the results of an RCM members survey which ran in June, hopefully you have seen the media release and maybe even responded to the survey! We repeated some of the questions from our Caring for You campaign survey in 2016 and ...

Birth behind bars

By Charlotte Wilson, Policy advisor on 10 August 2020 In the early hours of the morning on 4 October 2019, a woman gave birth alone in her cell at HMP Bronzefield. When prison staff reached the cell later that morning, the baby was unresponsive, and was later confirmed to have died. An investigation ...

Black mothers’ lives matter

By Zeenath Uddin, Head of Quality and Safety and Mary Ross-Davie, Director of Scotland on 24 July 2020 Black pregnant women are five times more likely, and Asian women twice as likely, to die during pregnancy and childbirth than white women. For those of us who have dedicated our careers to supporting pregnant women to give birth safely and healthily, ...