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Join our professorial network at the RCM

By Professor Helen Cheyne and Dr Mary Ross-Davie, co-chairs of the new Professorial Network on 28 May 2021 We are delighted today to be announcing the new RCM professorial network (PN) and hope that professors of midwifery and related subjects working in the UK will chose to join.

New resources supporting care handover between midwives and health visitors

By Clare Livingstone, Professional Policy Advisor, RCM & Alison Morton, Executive Director, Institute of Health Visiting on 26 May 2021 Having demonstrated a significant improvement in outcomes for women and babies, providing continuity of carer along the whole ‘maternity journey’ has become a key tenet of modern midwifery policy. Additional resources are needed to implement ...

Race Matters for all of us

By Suzanne Tyler, Director of Services to Members on 26 May 2021 It has been a whole year since the murder of George Floyd, an event that shook many individuals and organisaitons into action against systemic racism. I don’t think any of us, regardless of who we are or where we come from, have not been disturbed ...

Midwifery matters at the NMC

By Dr Jacqui Williams and Verena Wallace MBE, Senior Midwifery Advisers, NMC on 24 May 2021 Someone recently said that our approach to midwifery practice at the NMC should be to “think once, think twice, think midwife!” With more than 39,000 midwives on our permanent register, we recognise how important it is to have a positive ...

Wasting no time when it comes to pay

By Alice Sorby, Employment Relations Advisor on 20 May 2021 It’s been a whole month since I wrote my last blog on pay. In one month, we’ve seen Scotland members accept a headline offer of four per cent. We’ve seen the majority of the public call out the measly one per cent offer for England. We’ve seen celebrities ...

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 ...