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New NICE guideline rightly focused on women centred care says RCM
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New NICE guideline rightly focused on women centred care says RCM

on 19 August 2021 The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) has welcomed an updated guideline published by NICE which focuses on women-centred care, more engagement with maternity services earlier in pregnancy and informed decision making. For the first time ...
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Advice for health professionals providing pregnancy screening tests published

By Advice for health professionals providing pregnancy screening tests published on 02 December 2020 Leading Colleges have released advice for healthcare professionals to ensure they provide screening results to pregnant women and their partners in an unbiased and non-directive way, making families aware of their options and giving them ...
Midwives fear women could feel stigmatised if mandatory alcohol screening introduced at every antenatal appointment
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Midwives fear women could feel stigmatised if mandatory alcohol screening introduced at every antenatal appointment  

By Gemma Murphy on 16 September 2020 The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) has today responded to NICE quality standard proposals to include mandatory screening for alcohol at every antenatal appointment. Such measures have already been repeatedly rejected by the UK Screening ...
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RCM and RCOG urge NHS England to publish guidance on partners during pregnancy

By Gemma Murphy on 08 September 2020 Today two leading Royal Colleges have called the delay by NHS England in publishing guidance on partners attending births, scans and other ante- and postnatal appointments as ‘unacceptable’. The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) and the Royal ...
Midwives welcome inclusion of Perinatal Mental Health in Northern Ireland Health Action Plan
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Midwives welcome inclusion of Perinatal Mental Health in Northern Ireland Health Action Plan

By Midwives welcome inclusion of Perinatal Mental Health in Northern Ireland Health Action Plan on 20 May 2020 The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) have after years of campaigning welcomed the inclusion of perinatal mental health in Northern Ireland’s Mental Health Action Plan. Commenting, Karen Murray RCM’s Director for Northern Ireland said:
RCM offers advice to pregnant women as new study shows heightened risk to some communities
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RCM offers advice to pregnant women as new study shows heightened risk to some communities

By RCM offers advice to pregnant women as new study shows heightened risk to some communities on 13 May 2020 As a new UK study revealed that 55% of women admitted to hospital with coronavirus were from black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds, the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) has launched a campaign to offer greater support and advice.
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