By Not sustainable to rely on bank midwives to fill vacancies in Northern Ireland says RCM
The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) has said today it’s not surprised that midwifery vacancies have tripled in Northern Ireland over the past six years. The trade union and professional body that represents midwives in Northern Ireland say ...
By RCM calls for ‘swift implementation’ of NHS England action plan to support BAME pregnant women on 21 June 2020
The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) has today called for swift implementation of an action plan announced by NHS England to provide additional support for Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority (BAME) pregnant women.
By RCM and RCOG respond to UKOSS study of more than 400 pregnant women hospitalised with coronavirus on 11 May 2020
A large UK study on the outcomes of 427 pregnant women and their babies during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the UK has been published today.
The results show that, between 1 March and 14 April 2020, 4.9 pregnant women per 1,000 were ...
By Midwives respond to CQC annual maternity services survey on 28 January 2020
The majority of women who gave birth in February last year had confidence and trust in staff and felt they were always listened to by midwives and received appropriate advice at the start of labour, that’s according to a national maternity survey ...
By 'RCM welcomes Scottish framework to implement continuity of carer’ on 15 January 2020
A framework to enable maternity services to access useful tools and information to implement continuity of carer and local delivery of care has been published by the Scottish Government.
By MBRRACE report: Continuity of care invaluable for improving outcomes says RCM on 13 December 2019
The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) is today calling for more specialist midwives in every trust and health board so that every woman gets the high-quality care and support she needs throughout her pregnancy.
The RCM is also calling on healthcare ...
By ‘Significant concern’ says RCM Scotland on NHS midwifery vacancy stats on 04 December 2019
ISD Scotland has published statistics on NHS midwifery and other staff vacancies in Scotland. The statistics show an increase of 26.5% in midwifery and nursing vacant posts from September 2018 to September 2019.
on 12 November 2019
Following the recent death of a new-born baby, whose mother gave birth alone in a cell at HMP Bronzefield in Surrey, the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) says ‘all women in prison must have access to equivalent maternity care’ to women outside ...
on 04 October 2019
Yesterday the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) approved new Standards of proficiency for midwives and Standards for pre-registration midwifery programmes. The RCM has been actively engaged with the NMC on the development of these standards.
on 06 February 2019
Nominated by local mum Kasia DiMaria, Kelly Sawyer has been honoured as Emma’s Diary Mums’ Midwife of the Year 2019 for the London region. The prestigious award is one of the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) Annual Midwifery Awards, recognising ...