31 May 2019
Quitting smoking is one of the best things a woman and her partner can do to protect their baby’s health through pregnancy and beyond. Pregnancy is a window of opportunity for significant health improvement.
11 December 2018
This document is intended to provide useful insight to all maternity service staff as to how they might best encourage the involvement of fathers throughout pregnancy and childbirth, and into fatherhood and family life
01 October 2017
Immigration detention refers to the practice of detaining migrants for administrative purposes, typically to establish their identities, or to facilitate their immigration claims resolution and/or their removals from the UK. It is an ...
01 October 2017
Published by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, 2017. Royal Colleges and professional organisations representing the range of clinicians across primary and secondary care have come together in the interests of the quality and standards ...
01 July 2017
The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) and Royal College of Midwives (RCM) believe that high quality maternity services should include access to preventive measures that promote good reproductive health outcomes for women during ...
06 April 2017
The RCM does not support the UK Government’s cap on child tax credits and was not consulted on this policy change. We believe the introduction of a cap to be unfair and associated exemptions to be inequitable, invasive and divisive.
01 May 2016
There are around 200,000 abortions every year in Britain. Sexual health policy supports the provision of abortion, and 98% of abortions are funded by the NHS. This document spells out the RCM's position on abortion.
01 July 2015
Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is a form of gender-based violence that is outlawed in many countries. FGM represents a violation of the human rights of the girls and women who are subjected to this practice, for which there are no medical benefits. ...
01 January 2015
The RCM believes that Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) in any form is a hate crime and a violation of their Human Rights. Midwives and the maternity services have a duty to support each and every individual who seeks help as a result of VAWG, ...