The RCM regularly responds to consultations from the NHS, governments and other organisations on issues that affect maternity services

Our responses aim to represent members' views and provide an expert midwifery perspective to influence decision makers.

Below are some of the consultations affecting maternity services, midwives, maternity support workers, pregnant women and new mums across the UK. We encourage you to also have your say.


Current consultations

The DHSC is consulting on the development of the government’s Women’s Health Strategy. The easiest way to participate in the call for evidence as an individual is by completing the public survey The RCM will also be submitting an institutional response, if you would like to feed into this response please contact the RCM.

Closing date: 30 May 2021

The National Healthcare Uniform Project is a proposal put forward by NHS Supply Chain: Hotel Services to introduce a nationally standardised uniform across the NHS in England. For more information and to contribute your views click here.

Survey closes 31 May 2021.

Recent RCM responses to consultations

June 2021

March 2021

April 2021

February 2021

January 2021



December 2020

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December 2019

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