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In respect of vaginal examinations

By Kathryn Gutteridge, President on 17 December 2020 This last year has brought with it many challenges and surprises for maternity care, all of which midwives have risen to. Women and their families have had to face birthing in a different way than they planned and for some this has caused them disappointment ...
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Deliver positive change at pace

By Gill Walton, Chief Executive on 14 December 2020 The interim report from the Ockenden Enquiry was published last week. It is harrowing reading the accounts of the women and families involved and knowing that they had to wait so long for their voices to be heard. The complex culture that led to ...
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Documenting domestic abuse

By Hermione Jackson, Digital Midwife Project Advisor on 09 December 2020 As a midwife, we are often faced with women who experience or are at risk of experiencing domestic abuse and violence. It can be challenging to even ask a woman about any current or past domestic abuse, but then to also know what to do with the information ...
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The deadly silence of shame and honour

By Janet Fyle, on 07 December 2020 This year’s United Nations-sponsored 16 days of activism against gender based violence began at the end of November. As midwives we are all too aware of the impact of domestic violence and abuse on the women in our care – and many of us will have ...
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Safe care starts with positive culture

By Gill Walton, Chief Executive on 04 December 2020 I am so aware of how midwives and maternity teams have stepped up, have been innovative and have kept smiling behind their masks in order to give the best possible care to women during the pandemic. I am so proud to be part of this profession.
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What the Chancellor said on NHS pay and how you can help

By Stuart Bonar, Public Affairs Advisor on 27 November 2020 As you may have seen in the news, last Wednesday the Chancellor Rishi Sunak set out how the Government in England expects to spend its budget over the next year. One thing he said that got a lot of attention was about pay in the NHS, including for midwives ...
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Verity

By Gill Walton, Chief Executive on 11 November 2020 It was my partner’s 60th birthday last week. The events I had been planning since last year have been cancelled, changed and cancelled again! This is the reality of 2020 for all of us. Weddings, parties, holidays, conferences, visiting relatives, ...
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