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Position Statements
Supporting

Preceptorship of newly qualified midwives

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.
Position Statements
Promoting

Safer staffing

18 March 2022 Every woman in established labour should be cared for by at least one midwife.
Position Statements
Promoting

Caring for migrant women

21 February 2022 Migrant women are at higher risk of experiencing poor outcomes for themselves and their babies. Midwives have a duty of care to all women, regardless of their immigration status.
Position Statements
Promoting

Raising concerns

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 ...
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.
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