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Progress needs to be at pace, but not a snail’s pace

By Abbie Aplin, RCM Director Maternity Reform on 04 April 2023 As another report details failings in maternity care, Abbie Aplin, the RCM’s Director for Maternity Reform, outlines how the College is speaking truth to power and giving practical support to those working on the frontline.

Pay in England: what the offer means for you

By Alice Sorby, Director Employment Relations on 03 April 2023 Today (3 April) the RCM opened its pay consultation to members working in the NHS in England to find out if they accept or reject the latest pay offer made by the Westminster Government. To help you make an informed decision I want to share what the ...

Midwifery apprentices: celebrating the first of many

By Heather Bower RCM Head of Midwifery Education and Sally Ashton-May, RCM Director Midwifery Policy and Practice on 20 March 2023 Last week we joined fellow RCM colleagues and RCM Chief Executive Gill Walton to attend a landmark celebration at the University of Greenwich. We were there to celebrate graduation of the first three-year midwifery degree apprentices in world, ...

Continuing to campaign for a decent deal and tackling the workforce crisis

By Alice Sorby, Director Employment Relations, RCM on 11 January 2023 We are already a couple of weeks into 2023, and front and centre of my mind - and everyone else’s at the RCM - is continuing the campaign for decent pay and tackling the workforce crisis in the NHS. I know there is lots of frustration that the huge hurdles ...

Supporting staff health is key to keeping them in the workforce

By Tara Kaufmann, Policy Advisor, RCM on 07 December 2022 Following the latest report from the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) on public health, RCMs Policy Advisor Tara Kaufmann shares the importance of health support for the maternity workforce.

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 ...