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RCM calls for ‘a decent pay deal’ amid staffing shortages, fears for safety low morale and burnout
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RCM calls for ‘a decent pay deal’ amid staffing shortages, fears for safety low morale and burnout

By Gemma Murphy on 19 January 2021 Eight out of 10 (83%) Royal College of Midwives (RCM) members say they do not feel their maternity service has the right number of staff to operate safely, with a further 71% of members considering leaving the profession for good. These latest ...
Prime Minister urged to speed up NHS pay rise as public backs the move 
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Prime Minister urged to speed up NHS pay rise as public backs the move 

on 18 January 2021 The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) along with 13 other Health unions representing more than 1.3m NHS workers across the UK have written to the Prime Minister today (Monday) urging him to speed up the pay process so NHS staff receive a promised ...
RCM calls for rapid rollout of new Northern Ireland perinatal mental health service
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RCM calls for rapid rollout of new Northern Ireland perinatal mental health service

By Gemma Murphy on 14 January 2021 The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) has called for the rapid rollout of a new community service for pregnant and postnatal women with mental health problems, following the announcement last night by Health Minister Robin Swann.
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Targeted action needed to retain and recruit midwifery educators says RCM

By Gemma Murphy on 16 December 2020 The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) has today called for more investment and support for midwifery educators, as a new survey revealed less than a quarter (24%) felt there were enough staff in their educational organisation to enable them to ...
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Safety must be the driving force behind every decision say maternity Royal Colleges

By Safety must be the driving force behind every decision say maternity Royal Colleges on 15 December 2020 Putting themselves front and centre in the efforts to make the UK the safest and best place to give birth, the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) and The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) are proposing a bold and ambitious ...
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