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RCM responds to HSIB report into intrapartum stillbirths during COVID-19
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RCM responds to HSIB report into intrapartum stillbirths during COVID-19

on 16 September 2021 The pandemic has had a significant and detrimental impact on many aspects of healthcare, including maternity care the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) has said in response to a new report into stillbirths during COVID-19 by the Healthcare Safety ...
Midwives warn NHS underinvestment ‘brutally exposed’ by pandemic
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Midwives warn NHS underinvestment ‘brutally exposed’ by pandemic

on 13 September 2021 The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) called for more investment in the NHS and other public services in a composite motion to the TUC Congress yesterday. The RCM says this is the minimum required to put right a decade of austerity and underinvestment ...
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 ...
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 ...
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Poor access to fluids on maternity units is affecting maternity staff health says RCM

on 09 August 2021 With summer temperatures and maternity staff still required to wear more personal protective equipment (PPE) than before the pandemic, the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) is calling for common sense from NHS Trusts and Boards around access ...
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Months overdue and still not enough says RCM on NHS pay award

on 21 July 2021 The RCM has responded to the Government’s pay award to NHS staff in England of a 3% pay rise with dismay and disappointment. The RCM has warned that this is not enough to counteract vacancies and prevent staff from leaving the profession for good, ...
RCM say it may have to consider Pay Review Body process if pay award unfair to members
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RCM say it may have to consider Pay Review Body process if pay award unfair to members

on 20 July 2021 The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) has said it may have to consider if the Pay Review Body (PRB) process is still fit for purpose if the Government adheres to a low recommendation that is not the significant pay award that it has been campaigning ...
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