11 March 2022
Maternity care has rarely been under such scrutiny as it is now and, as midwives, some of the coverage can be hard to hear. Gill Walton, the RCM's general secretary and chief executive, explains why we must listen in order to learn and move forward.
30 January 2018
The CQC’s national maternity survey 2017 published today (Tuesday 30th January) has highlighted improvements in areas such as choice of where to give birth, quality of information and access to help and support after giving birth.
18 November 2019
Homelessness is rising in the UK, but no-one knows how many women are pregnant and homeless.
Channel 4 Dispatches with the Royal College of Midwives have surveyed midwives from across the UK, who collectively care for over 15,000 women per ...
09 March 2022
This No Smoking Day, Jane Coyne, Smokefree Pregnancy Programme Manager at Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership, reflects on how innovative stop smoking initiatives are reducing smoking rates and helping to tackle health ...
18 February 2022
The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) is calling for better training for 999 call handlers, following a report which found they were giving potentially unsafe advice to pregnant women waiting for an ambulance.
31 March 2022
The South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust has temporarily closed its midwifery-led unit at Lagan Valley Hospital to births.
Responding, Karen Murray, Director for Northern Ireland at the Royal College of Midwives (RCM), said: ...
06 March 2020
TUC Women’s Conference is always one of my highlights of the trade union year. Timed to coincide with International Women’s Day there is always a really special atmosphere as trade union activists come together to share our experiences both ...
13 July 2018
Research published today (Friday 13th of July) by JAMA shows an increased prevalence of depression in today’s young mothers, compared with their mother’s generation giving birth to their daughters in the 1990s.