01 July 2022
The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) believes that newly qualified midwives benefit from support provided by experienced practitioners in the form of a preceptorship programme during their first year of practice.
16 February 2022
The RCM believes that all staff in maternity should feel able to speak out if they have concerns about the quality and standard of care provided, if they suspect treatment or care will or has caused harm, or if they see cultures and behaviours that ...
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. ...
23 November 2020
A growing body of evidence demonstrates that women who experience severe and multiple disadvantage (SMD) during pregnancy are more likely to experience poor maternity outcomes, and more likely to report poorer experiences of maternity ...
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.
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.