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RCM supports calls for retired and student midwives to join midwifery workforce

19 March 2020 The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) is supporting emergency moves to expand the maternity workforce in light of the current coronavirus crisis. Under new measures just introduced by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), midwives who have ...
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‘Exceptional times’ mean how we deliver some maternity services in Northern Ireland will change  

03 April 2020 ‘It’s necessary to look at how we deliver all parts of the health service to ensure that we can provide care for those with Covid-19 while continuing to provide safe maternity care to women and their babies’ that’s the message from the Royal College ...
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RCM honours its ‘Midwives’ Midwife’ of the Year with national award

05 May 2020 A midwife from St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals has become the first ever recipient of the new Royal College of Midwives (RCM) Award ‘NMC Midwives’ Midwife of the Year as they award outstanding members at their virtual Annual Midwifery ...
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NHS must act now to break the burnout cycle in maternity services

16 July 2020 The Royal College of Midwives has called on NHS organisations to break the burnout cycle and support maternity staff better. The call comes following a report from the Society of Occupational Medicine today on the mental health and wellbeing ...
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Effective and inclusive leadership a key factor in improving safety, says RCM

11 June 2021 Effective and inclusive leadership is a key factor in improving safety in maternity services. That’s the message from the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) as it launches the second instalment in its new Solution Series. The interim Ockenden ...
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RCM sets out its actions on Ockenden Review

31 March 2021 Today the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) has set out clear intentions and actions to address recommendations from the interim Ockenden review into maternity failings at Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Foundation Trust. The RCM says the Ockenden ...
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Maternity Royal Colleges welcome landmark report into maternity care

06 July 2021 The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) and the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) have welcomed the findings of a landmark report released today by MPs into maternity safety. In particular the call for urgent action to address ...
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£2.45 Million to improve maternity safety

04 July 2021 Today (4 July), maternity safety minister Nadine Dorries is announcing £2.45 million funding which will benefit NHS maternity staff and improve the safety of the women and babies they care for. The Department of Health and Social Care ...
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