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RCM and RCOG urge NHS England to publish guidance on partners during pregnancy

By Gemma Murphy on 08 September 2020 Today two leading Royal Colleges have called the delay by NHS England in publishing guidance on partners attending births, scans and other ante- and postnatal appointments as ‘unacceptable’. The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) and the Royal ...
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Safety must be the number one priority in maternity care, say leading Royal Colleges

on 24 July 2020 The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) have reiterated that the safety of women and babies in maternity services must be the number one priority of all care, as they welcome the announcement ...
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RCM and RCOG respond to UKOSS study of more than 400 pregnant women hospitalised with coronavirus 

By RCM and RCOG respond to UKOSS study of more than 400 pregnant women hospitalised with coronavirus  on 11 May 2020 A large UK study on the outcomes of 427 pregnant women and their babies during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the UK has been published today. The results show that, between 1 March and 14 April 2020, 4.9 pregnant women per 1,000 were ...
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Updated advice for pregnant women who are working in the NHS and other work settings during the coronavirus outbreak

By Updated advice for pregnant women who are working in the NHS and other work settings during the coronavirus outbreak on 26 March 2020 Updated guidance emphasises that pregnant women of any gestation should be offered the choice of whether to work in direct patient-facing roles during the coronavirus pandemic Ostetricians and Gynaecologists and Women who are less than ...
RCOG/RCM joint statement response to management of early medical abortions during Covid-19 outbreak
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RCOG/RCM joint statement response to management of early medical abortions during Covid-19 outbreak

on 24 March 2020 We are disappointed by the Government’s decision not to allow home-use of mifepristone, the first drug used for early medical abortion in unprecedented circumstances , says the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) and the Royal College of Obstetricians ...
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Updated advice for pregnant healthcare workers and employers during the coronavirus outbreak

By Updated advice for pregnant healthcare workers and employers during the coronavirus outbreak on 21 March 2020 New advice for pregnant women who are working in the NHS and other work settings has been published Women who are less than 28 weeks pregnant should practise social distancing but can continue working in a patient-facing role, provided the ...
RCM responds to Each Baby Counts report
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RCM responds to Each Baby Counts report

By RCM responds to Each Baby Counts report on 18 March 2020 ‘Lasting cultural changes in learning, leadership and multi-professional working are the key to tackling the number of incidents in our maternity services’, according to the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) in response to the latest report ...
RCM responds to CQC briefing on improving safety in NHS maternity services   
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RCM responds to CQC briefing on improving safety in NHS maternity services  

By RCM responds to CQC briefing on improving safety in NHS maternity services   on 12 March 2020 ‘Every pregnant woman should have a good birth experience that is safe and positive’ says the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) as it responds to the latest briefing paper on maternity safety published by the CQC.
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‘Improving safety and outcomes for women and babies is the highest priority says RCM’

By ‘Improving safety and outcomes for women and babies is the highest priority says RCM’ on 22 January 2020 Improving safety and the outcomes for women and babies is the highest priority for all those involved in maternity services. That’s the message Gill Walton, Chief Executive of the Royal College of Midwives (RCM), will give to the Baby Lifeline ...
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