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What the change in Westminster Government means for members in Scotland

By Jaki Lambert, Director, RCM Scotland on 19 July 2024 What, if anything, does the change in Westminster government mean to our members in Scotland? Does the fact that there is now a Labour government in Westminster and that the fifty-seven Scottish seats in Westminster have become a Labour majority ...

Protection during pregnancy

on 15 July 2024 As midwives, we do all we can to ensure that mother and baby are as healthy as possible during pregnancy and postnatally. One of the best parts of our armoury for doing that – and for setting baby up for life - is vaccination. RCM Professional Policy ...

A swift announcement on pay must be a priority for the new Government

By Alice Sorby, Director for Employment Relations on 10 July 2024 In his first speech as the new Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Wes Streeting said the NHS was 'broken' and that it will take a team effort to turn it around. There is no NHS without its staff and addressing the retention crisis has to ...

Change begins now

on 05 July 2024 In the last of his election blogs, RCM Public Affairs Advisor Stuart Bonar sets out how the College will be holding the new Government to account – and making sure there is positive change in maternity services.
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Polling day is almost here. It’s time to choose

By Stuart Bonar on 28 June 2024 The manifestos have all been published. The TV debates are all wrapped up. And in the case of Lib Dem leader Sir Ed Davey, lakes have been fallen into, rollercoasters have been ridden, and water slides have been slid down. Now, just a few days of ...

Presidential reflections

By Rebeccah Davies on 21 June 2024 As the end of her three-year term beckons, outgoing RCM President Rebeccah Davies reflects on the experience and what she’s taking away from it.

Get ready for polling day, as election campaign reaches its climax

on 21 June 2024 It has only been a month – though it seems like an eternity – since Prime Minister Rishi Sunak stood outside 10 Downing Street in the pouring rain and called a general election for Thursday 4 July. It has been what feels like a very long campaign, ...

Getting maternity care into election manifestos

By Stuart Bonar on 14 June 2024 All major parties have released their manifestos, which are a crucial test of how well the RCM has done over recent years at getting our messages across to politicians and the political parties. Only so much can be included in them. Much will be ...

RCM celebrates Pride 2024

This year RCM staff, reps and members are attending a number of Pride celebrations across the UK. As a trade union, equity and equality is at the heart of what we do, so come and join us at a Pride event!

Can you help us challenge election candidates on maternity issues?

on 13 June 2024 We're now halfway towards the election. You may have someone knock on your door, or someone may call you on the telephone, or you may bump into campaigners in the street who want to speak to you. Some, tired of politics, may be tempted to close the ...
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