By Brenda McCabe, Midwife, Northern Ireland on 23 April 2019
I was nominated for the RCM's Emma's Diary Mums' Midwife of the Year award' by an exceptional lady, wife and mother of two beautiful children, Sarah Griffiths. I was completely taken aback that Sarah felt my care had such a positive impact that ...
By Denise Linay on 27 March 2019
This April the RCM celebrates the 10th anniversary of the opening up of membership to support workers in maternity. Apparently this is an anniversary celebrated by a gift of aluminium or tin but we’ll probably stick with cake.
By Gabrielle Bourke on 25 March 2019
Have you ever thought about the origins of the word ‘crisis’ in our English language? We use it to describe something terrible, an intractable calamity of some kind.
But in Greek – the source of our English word – it means something different, ...
By Gill Walton on 22 March 2019
On March 7th 2019, NHS England celebrated the three-year anniversary of the launch of the maternity policy document ‘Better Births’ in Manchester. Attending this event made me reflect on how hard maternity services have worked, and how far ...
By Richard Griffin, HEE North London and June Mensah, midwife seconded to HEE on 26 February 2019
The six maternity units in North West London (NW London) employ just under 300 MSWs. Last year, the Local Maternity System (LMS), working with Health Education England, organised focus groups with maternity support workers (MSWs).
By Mary Ross-Davie on 15 February 2019
Two years on from the publication of Scotland’s Best Start review of maternity & neonatal services I am delighted today to see the official announcement by the Scottish Government that they will be investing £12 million in supporting implementation.
By Gill Walton on 09 January 2019
The Government has finally published the NHS Long Term Plan, the purpose of which is to guide how the NHS in England develops over the next decade. You can find more information about the Plan at https://www.longtermplan.nhs.uk/
on 05 January 2019
We are delighted to inform you of an exciting opportunity for a midwife or obstetrician already working within a trust to be seconded to the newly established joint RCM/RCOG Each Baby Counts: Learn and Support Programme as a Local Development ...