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Apply for RCM Fellowship

Apply for RCM Fellowship

The RCM Fellowship recognises individuals who provide exceptional leadership and deliver excellence in practice, education or research.   It is open to RCM member midwives who apply and meet the required criteria.  These include evidence of professional development, exceptional contribution to promoting the art and science of midwifery and the effectiveness of midwives for the benefit of the health of women and their families. This is demonstrated by professional and personal development of self and others within the sphere of midwifery practice, significant contribution to professional excellence in midwifery through consistent professional excellence in midwifery care and practice, education, research, scholarship, management and any other outstanding development and leadership in midwifery practice, leadership, education or research. View last year’s recipients here.

Why should you apply for a fellowship?

  • You can lead on future developments and initiatives in midwifery
  • You have the opportunity to contribute to the national and international development of midwifery
  • You are an ambassador for midwives and the RCM
  • You are recognised and appreciated within your organisation
  • You demonstrate role modelling for peers and colleagues

Equality and Diversity

We are committed to equal opportunities and aim to make sure that all our members are treated fairly and equally. We welcome nominations from all sections of the midwifery community.

Application process

To find out how to apply, click here.

All Fellows must abide by their professional Code and the Fellows Code of Conduct and Practice.


If you are a referee for a FRCM click here for guidance.


Applications open from 1st November 2018 – 7th January 2019

Applications reviewed by RCM review panel 8th January – 4th February 2019

Applications reviewed by External Panel 6th February – 1st March 2019

Applicants informed of panel decision Following RCM Board ratification (via email)

Fellowships awarded at RCM’s Annual Memorial Lecture Date TBA

If your application is successful you will be asked for the first fellowship membership fee to be paid – fee is £5 per month in addition to usual RCM membership fee.

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