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The RCM response to the NICE induction of labour 2021 guideline

10 November 2021 The NICE draft guideline on induction of labour that was out for consultation during the summer, causing concerns and a striking number of responses, has now been finalised and it is available here. Our long and detailed response was considered ...
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RCM calls for reverse to public health cuts to support smoking rate reduction

25 June 2021 Pregnant women must get the support they need to reduce smoking in pregnancy says the Royal College of Midwives (RCM), as NICE and Public Health England publish a draft guideline to tackle the health burden of smoking.   The guidance published ...
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RCM calls for reverse to public health cuts to support smoking rate reduction

25 June 2021 Pregnant women must get the support they need to reduce smoking in pregnancy says the Royal College of Midwives (RCM), as NICE and Public Health England publish a draft guideline to tackle the health burden of smoking.   The guidance published ...
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Working culture, a crucial factor in delivering safer maternity care, says RCM on World Patient Safety Day

17 September 2021 Poor working cultures must be tackled if we are to make UK maternity services safer, so says the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) on World Patient Safety Day. A positive working environment, where multi-disciplinary teams work and train ...
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About safest and best possible care says RCM on new NMC Future Midwife Standards

04 October 2019 Yesterday the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) approved new Standards of proficiency for midwives and Standards for pre-registration midwifery programmes. The RCM has been actively engaged with the NMC on the development of these standards.
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‘Improving safety and outcomes for women and babies is the highest priority says RCM’

22 January 2020 Improving safety and the outcomes for women and babies is the highest priority for all those involved in maternity services. That’s the message Gill Walton, Chief Executive of the Royal College of Midwives (RCM), will give to the Baby Lifeline ...
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Midwives respond to CQC annual maternity services survey

28 January 2020 The majority of women who gave birth in February last year had confidence and trust in staff and felt they were always listened to by midwives and received appropriate advice at the start of labour, that’s according to a national maternity survey ...
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RCM Fellowship for midwifery professor from Wales

13 March 2020 A midwife who has dedicated her life to the midwifery profession and focused her research on midwifery, motherhood and advocate for women’s rights in childbearing has been award a Fellowship by the Royal College of Midwives (RCM). Dr. ...
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