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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, ...
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 ...
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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 welcomes NHS investment which will enable women to access their maternity records online
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RCM welcomes NHS investment which will enable women to access their maternity records online

on 17 June 2021 The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) has welcomed an announcement by NHS England that will see £52 million invested to speed up the delivery of online maternity records. The announcement was made today by the Chief Nursing Officer for England, ...
Time lessons are learned, and mistakes not repeated says RCM as its launches new safety series
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Time lessons are learned, and mistakes not repeated says RCM as its launches new safety series

on 24 May 2021 'Learning lessons from both failed and successful maternity services is crucial to ensure mistakes are not repeated and good practice is shared'. That is the message from the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) as it launches the first installment ...
RCM makes the case for a new maternity strategy for Northern Ireland
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RCM makes the case for a new maternity strategy for Northern Ireland

on 11 May 2021 ‘A renewed maternity strategy for Northern Ireland, grows more urgent with every passing day.’ That is the message from the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) as it calls for a new strategy to be developed since the current one ended three years ...
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