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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Only move maternity staff as last resort, Royal Colleges urge hospital CEOs
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Only move maternity staff as last resort, Royal Colleges urge hospital CEOs

on 22 January 2021 Two leading Royal Colleges are urging hospitals not to redeploy staff away from maternity services except as a last resort to ensure care for women and their babies remains safe. The call comes in a joint letter from the Royal College of Midwives ...
RCM calls for ‘a decent pay deal’ amid staffing shortages, fears for safety low morale and burnout
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RCM calls for ‘a decent pay deal’ amid staffing shortages, fears for safety low morale and burnout

By Gemma Murphy on 19 January 2021 Eight out of 10 (83%) Royal College of Midwives (RCM) members say they do not feel their maternity service has the right number of staff to operate safely, with a further 71% of members considering leaving the profession for good. These latest ...
Prime Minister urged to speed up NHS pay rise as public backs the move 
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Prime Minister urged to speed up NHS pay rise as public backs the move 

on 18 January 2021 The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) along with 13 other Health unions representing more than 1.3m NHS workers across the UK have written to the Prime Minister today (Monday) urging him to speed up the pay process so NHS staff receive a promised ...
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