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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 responds to HSIB report into intrapartum stillbirths during COVID-19
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RCM responds to HSIB report into intrapartum stillbirths during COVID-19

on 16 September 2021 The pandemic has had a significant and detrimental impact on many aspects of healthcare, including maternity care the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) has said in response to a new report into stillbirths during COVID-19 by the Healthcare Safety ...
Midwives warn NHS underinvestment ‘brutally exposed’ by pandemic
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Midwives warn NHS underinvestment ‘brutally exposed’ by pandemic

on 13 September 2021 The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) called for more investment in the NHS and other public services in a composite motion to the TUC Congress yesterday. The RCM says this is the minimum required to put right a decade of austerity and underinvestment ...
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, ...
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 ...
State of NHS buildings holding back improvements in maternity care
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State of NHS buildings holding back improvements in maternity care

on 14 April 2021 Leading health organisations including the Royal College of Midwives have called for upgrades to England’s NHS maternity service buildings to improve care for women and conditions for staff in a letter to Health Minister Nadine Dorries today.
RCM welcomes more maternal mental health services for new and expectant mums
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RCM welcomes more maternal mental health services for new and expectant mums

on 06 April 2021 The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) has welcomed an announcement from NHS England of more maternal mental health services for new and expectant mothers. The investment is part of the NHS Long Term Plan and will see 26 newly dedicated hubs being ...
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 ...
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