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Efforts must be redoubled to speed up safety improvements say RCM
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Efforts must be redoubled to speed up safety improvements say RCM

on 21 September 2021 The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) has welcomed a new report from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) which has called for maternity service improvements to be prioritised to ensure safer care for all mothers and babies. Leadership and culture ...
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Working culture, a crucial factor in delivering safer maternity care, says RCM on World Patient Safety Day

on 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 together, ...
Midwives urge pregnant women in Scotland to get COVID-19 vaccine
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Midwives urge pregnant women in Scotland to get COVID-19 vaccine

on 17 August 2021 The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) is urging pregnant women in Scotland to get vaccinated against COVID-19 as the best way to protect themselves and their baby against the worst impact of the disease. The call comes following a rise in unvaccinated ...
Maternity Royal Colleges welcome landmark report into maternity care
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Maternity Royal Colleges welcome landmark report into maternity care

on 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 ...
£2.45 Million to improve maternity safety
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£2.45 Million to improve maternity safety

on 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 (DHSC) ...
 Decent pay rise vital to ensure the NHS is fighting fit post-pandemic, say unions
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Decent pay rise vital to ensure the NHS is fighting fit post-pandemic, say unions  

on 29 June 2021 The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) together with other health unions have written to new health secretary Sajid Javid stressing the crucial importance of pay in ensuring the NHS is ‘fighting fit’ to deal with its many post-pandemic challenges. ...
RCM calls for reverse to public health cuts to support smoking rate reduction
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RCM calls for reverse to public health cuts to support smoking rate reduction

on 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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