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Position Statements
Promoting

Racism in the workplace

26 May 2021 The RCM will ensure our staff and activists are trained to recognise and challenge racist behaviour and that the RCM is representative at every level of the membership we serve.
Position Statements
Promoting

Digital Technology

15 March 2021 Digital technology is not new to the NHS, but it is only in recent years, thanks to improvements in technology and increased knowledge of the benefits of digitisation, that maternity services have begun to prioritise digital transformation. ...
Position Statements
Influencing

Support to Quit Smoking in Pregnancy

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.
Position Statements
Promoting

Midwifery Continuity of Carer (MCOC)

01 November 2018 This paper discusses continuity of carer and articulates the RCM's position. The RCM supports the aim that midwifery continuity of carer across the maternity journey should be the central model of maternity care for women.
Position Statements
Promoting

Baby Boxes

01 July 2018 The RCM supports the introduction of universal baby box schemes. Universal baby box schemes can be a positive significant investment in the early years and may contribute in a small way to a reduction in inequalities at the start of life by providing ...
Position Statements
Promoting

Safe midwife staffing

01 July 2018 It is the responsibility of every NHS provider to ensure midwifery staffing levels are adequate to provide high quality maternity care (RCM, 2014). Failure by NHS organisations to adopt transparent safe staffing guidelines and to use recognised ...
Position Statements
Promoting

Infant Feeding

01 June 2018 Exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of a baby’s life is the most appropriate method of infant feeding. Breastfeeding should continue alongside complementary foods for up to two years, in line with the World Health Organisation ...
Position Statements
Promoting

Doulas

01 October 2017 The RCM supports a woman’s choice to engage the services of a doula to provide emotional, physical, practical and social support.
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