By Helen Bird on 19 September 2018
As the health secretary calls for an end to bullying and harassment within the NHS and seeks staff opinion on how to tackle it, Helen Bird looks at the effect such a culture can have on student midwives – and the steps you can take if you find yourself ...
By Sophie Windsor on 19 September 2018
Sophie Windsor is a consultant midwife based at Queen Elizabeth’s Hospital, Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust. Here she explains a typical day in her role and why she enjoys it so much.
By Julia Sanders on 21 March 2018
When a claim is brought against the NHS for negligence in maternity care, a midwifery expert witness is often called in. Julia Sanders, professor of clinical nursing and midwifery at the School of Healthcare Sciences in Cardiff, is an expert ...
By Soo Downe on 11 December 2017
Soo Downe is a professor in midwifery studies at the School of Community Health and Midwifery, University of Central Lancashire. She describes a typical working day and her battle with her inbox.
By Shaunee Jamieson and Alana Divito on 11 December 2017
Following the recent Student Midwives Forum elections, we caught up with two of the outgoing members to find out what they gained from their experience.
on 17 October 2017
The nominations for student midwife elections to the RCM Student Midwife Forum (SMF) are open. We are looking for 1 student midwife from Scotland, 1 from Wales, 1 from England and 2 from Northern Ireland.
By Leanne Turner on 13 October 2017
Life for Leanne Turner looks very much like you’d expect for a busy mum of four. But 16 months ago, her time was spent very differently. It was spent in a hospital, standing over an incubator, watching her tiny son fight for his life.