on 31 March 2021
Today the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) has set out clear intentions and actions to address recommendations from the interim Ockenden review into maternity failings at Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Foundation Trust.
The RCM says the Ockenden ...
By Advice for health professionals providing pregnancy screening tests published on 02 December 2020
Leading Colleges have released advice for healthcare professionals to ensure they provide screening results to pregnant women and their partners in an unbiased and non-directive way, making families aware of their options and giving them ...
By Gemma Murphy on 27 November 2020
The Royal College (RCM) has welcomed the Duchess of Cambridge's call for more support for new parents.
The college says the results of The Royal Foundations early years survey which will add to the growing body of evidence that tackling ...
By Give midwives the autonomy and the flexibility they need to support vulnerable women, says RCM on 23 November 2020
A leading Royal College has called for greater support to be given to vulnerable women during pregnancy. The Royal College of Midwives has warned that, without appropriate support, women with severe and multiple disadvantage are at greater ...
on 01 October 2020
The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) is calling for lessons to be learned from the pandemic as the country enters the second phase, responding to a report from the Health and Social Care Committee.
By Gemma Murphy on 16 September 2020
The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) has today responded to NICE quality standard proposals to include mandatory screening for alcohol at every antenatal appointment.
Such measures have already been repeatedly rejected by the UK Screening ...
on 24 August 2020
Commenting on new research published in BMJ Evidence Based Medicine tonight, Dr Mary Ross-Davie, the Royal College of Midwives, Director for Scotland, said: “Current NHS guidance on caffeine in pregnancy says that women should limit their ...
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 responds to CQC report on East Kent Maternity services on 28 May 2020
Safety must be an absolute priority and combined with effective leadership be the basis for which all maternity care is delivered. That’s the message from the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) as it responds to the Care Quality Commission (CQC) ...
By Midwives welcome inclusion of Perinatal Mental Health in Northern Ireland Health Action Plan on 20 May 2020
The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) have after years of campaigning welcomed the inclusion of perinatal mental health in Northern Ireland’s Mental Health Action Plan.
Commenting, Karen Murray RCM’s Director for Northern Ireland said: