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RCM launches consultation with members to gauge appetite for industrial action over pay
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RCM launches consultation with members to gauge appetite for industrial action over pay

on 01 August 2022 The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) has today launched a formal consultation of its members in England and Wales to gauge their appetite for industrial action following the below inflation pay award. The College says it wants to know what ...
Below inflation pay award ‘unacceptable’ says RCM
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Below inflation pay award ‘unacceptable’ says RCM

on 19 July 2022 The Government’s announcement of a 4% percent pay increase for midwives and maternity support workers (MSW) ‘is unacceptable and won’t cut it’ says the Royal College of Midwives (RCM). While the 4.75% increase is to the overall pay bill, ...
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Midwife numbers now lower than at the last general election says RCM

By RCM on 26 May 2022 New monthly NHS workforce figures for England analysed by the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) have revealed that the number of midwives in England is now lower than at the time of the last general election. These latest figures are in fact ...
Devil is in the detail says RCM on funding announcement for maternity services in England
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Devil is in the detail says RCM on funding announcement for maternity services in England

By RCM on 24 March 2022 A welcome injection of funding, but ‘the devil is in the detail’ that’s the verdict from the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) as it welcomes the announcement of a funding boost for maternity services in England. Today a total of £127 million ...
RCM welcomes CQC report on survey of women’s experience of maternity care
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RCM welcomes CQC report on survey of women’s experience of maternity care

on 10 February 2022 Listening to and acting on women’s experiences of maternity services and midwifery care is crucial to delivering safe high-quality care. That’s the message from the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) as it responds to the results of a major survey ...
It’s time to halt NHS staff exodus with game-changing pay rise, say health unions
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It’s time to halt NHS staff exodus with game-changing pay rise, say health unions

on 24 January 2022 The mounting NHS staffing crisis and long waiting times will become permanent unless the government brings in a game-changing retention package, with an inflation-busting pay rise at its heart, say health unions today (Monday). In evidence ...
Leading Maternity Royal Colleges urge NHS to avoid redeploying maternity staff in wake of rising COVID-19 cases
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Leading Maternity Royal Colleges urge NHS to avoid redeploying maternity staff in wake of rising COVID-19 cases

on 22 December 2021 The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) and the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) are urging NHS Trusts and Boards to ensure that maternity staff are not redeployed to other areas of the hospital as COVID-19 cases rise again.
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