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Clarity for maternity services will improve experience for women and keep staff safe during COVID-19
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Clarity for maternity services will improve experience for women and keep staff safe during COVID-19

By Clarity for maternity services will improve experience for women and keep staff safe during COVID-19 The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) has welcomed guidance from NHS England containing key actions for NHS trusts to enable pregnant women to have a partner, family or friends with them at all stages of their maternity care while ensuring everyone ...
Invest in Scottish maternity to tackle deprivation says RCM in message to next government
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Invest in Scottish maternity to tackle deprivation says RCM in message to next government

on 20 April 2021 Tackling Scotland’s social deprivation and inequalities by investing in maternity services and staff must be at the heart of the next government’s policy. This is the message from the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) in a Blueprint for maternity ...
Create colourful window displays to support NHS staff on the day they’re due a pay rise, say health unions    
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Create colourful window displays to support NHS staff on the day they’re due a pay rise, say health unions   

on 01 April 2021 Families and individuals across the UK are being urged by health unions to create colourful window displays in their homes and workplaces today to show support for NHS staff on the day they should have been getting a pay rise.  Artwork designed ...
RCM sets out its actions on Ockenden Review
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RCM sets out its actions on Ockenden Review

on 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 ...
Maternity services at risk without improvements in support and reward for staff, according to new report
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Maternity services at risk without improvements in support and reward for staff, according to new report

on 30 March 2021 Exhausted and demoralised staff may spark an exodus from the NHS unless the Government does more on support and reward. These are the stark findings of a new report by the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR), supported by the Royal College ...
Virtual Royal visit for Warwickshire maternity unit
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Government must “reconsider urgently” 1​% NHS pay proposal after Scotland offer, RCM and health unions tell PM

on 26 March 2021 NHS staff in the rest of the UK will be “bewildered” as they contrast ​the pay offer in Scotland with plans for the rest of the UK, the 14 NHS unions have told the Prime Minister. The RCM together with representatives of 1.3 million NHS workers ...
Royal Colleges welcome ‘significant’ maternity funding boost
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Royal Colleges welcome ‘significant’ maternity funding boost

on 25 March 2021 Two leading Royal Colleges have welcomed a significant injection of funding for maternity services. The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) and The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) have called the new money from NHS England ...
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