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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 ...
‘Deliver a decent deal’ say midwives as they step up their campaign for better pay
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‘Deliver a decent deal’ say midwives as they step up their campaign for better pay

By ‘Deliver a decent deal’ say midwives as they step up their campaign for better pay on 18 November 2020 Deliver a decent pay deal for midwives – as part of proper funding for the NHS.  That is the message from the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) today as it steps up its campaign to secure an early and significant pay rise for its members. The RCM says ...
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Crucial we do all we can for vulnerable pregnant women says RCM on new Tommy’s research  

By Crucial we do all we can for vulnerable pregnant women says RCM on new Tommy’s research   on 29 October 2020 The Royal College of Midwives has said it is crucial that action is taken, particularly for pregnant women who are vulnerable and victims of domestic abuse, to reduce risk of stillbirth, in response to new research from charity Tommy’s. Findings ...
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It’s time to level up, RCM leader tells conference

on 06 October 2020 The Royal College of Midwives opened its annual conference today with a call for greater equity and equality for those working in – and supported by – maternity services. Gill Walton, Chief Executive of the RCM, told delegated joining the ...
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RCM calls for an early and significant pay rise for midwives, MSWs and all NHS staff at TUC Congress

By Gemma Murphy on 15 September 2020 ‘Give midwives and maternity support workers the early and significant pay rise we deserve.’ That’s the message from the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) to TUC Congress 2020 as the trade union continues to push forward talks to secure a pay rise ...
Imprisonment should not compromise maternity care for women says RCM   
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Imprisonment should not compromise maternity care for women says RCM

By Imprisonment should not compromise maternity care for women says RCM   on 05 March 2020 UK prisons must ensure women who are pregnant and imprisoned are receiving high quality safe care throughout pregnancy, birth and postnatally. That’s the message from the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) as it addresses the TUC’s Women’s Conference ...
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Half of maternity units understaffed says new survey

By Half of maternity units understaffed says new survey on 03 March 2020 The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) is calling for more investment in midwives and maternity services as a new RCM survey of senior midwives shows half of maternity units are understaffed. Gill Walton, Chief Executive of the RCM, said: “Despite ...
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