By Dr Sara Webb, MIDIRS, Head of Midwifery Information and Resource Services on 25 May 2023
With the publication of the England Chief Midwifery Officer’s maternity research strategy, MIDIRS, Head of Midwifery Information and Resource Services, Dr Sara Webb welcomes the framework as a first step to improving research in midwifery ...
By RCM Policy Advisor Tara Kaufmann on 23 May 2023
To coincide with the launch of the RCM position statement on reconfigurations, RCM Policy Advisor Tara Kaufmann shares what reconfiguration of services will mean for maternity staff and how to be consulted and have a stake in the changes.
By Giuseppe Labriola, Chair RCM Board on 22 May 2023
As ballot papers for the RCM Board elections begin to land on doormats, Giuseppe Labriola reflects on his time as Chair – and issues a call to action to all RCM members.
By Fiona Gibb, Director Professional Midwifery, RCM on 09 May 2023
Fiona Gibb, Royal College of Midwives’ (RCM) Director Professional Midwifery, shares ways that midwives can reclaim and promote our professional identity, with emphasis on education, research, leadership and growing a supportive, collaborative ...
By Gill Walton, General Secretary, RCM on 05 May 2023
As we come together to celebrate International Day of the Midwife, RCM Chief Executive Gill Walton CBE reflects on what it means to be a midwife – and why it matters.
By Jackie Baillie MSP for Dumbarton, Shadow Cabinet Secretary for NHS Recovery, Health and Social Care and Drugs Policy, and Scottish Labour Deputy Leader on 27 April 2023
Jackie Ballie, Member of the Scottish Parliament, writes for the RCM on the importance of good midwifery care and need for investment in Scottish maternity services ahead of RCM reception at Scottish Parliament.
By Veronica Blanco Gutierrez, registered nurse and midwife on 18 April 2023
I write these lines on the train while on my way to University. I am Veronica, and I am a registered nurse and midwife. I am currently undertaking a full-time PhD at the University of Bristol, and at the time of writing for this blog, it has been more ...
By Sean O'Sullivan, Head of Health & Social Policy, RCM on 13 April 2023
The much-trailed three-year delivery plan for maternity and neonatal services was finally published at the end of last month (30 March) by NHS England. The plan is intended to provide support to services in achieving safer, more personalised, ...
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.