On International Day of the Midwife (IDM) the Iolanthe Midwifery Trust announced the Iolanthe Award Winners for 2022, celebrating midwives and student midwives who are leading on innovative work to improve maternity care.
A new report from the Institute of Public Policy Research (IPPR), published to mark the launch of its Commission on Health and Prosperity, warns that growing health inequalities and ineffective Government policies are resulting in people ...
on 07 April 2022
Supporting women to make decisions about their care that are right for them is behind a new briefing for midwives on informed decision making published today. There is a clear link between safer care and a maternity culture that listens to, and ...
on 23 March 2022
The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) is calling on all its Activists to raise their voices on improving NHS pay on 1 April – and show that midwives are no fools.
Friday 1 April may be April Fool’s Day, but it’s also the day RCM members, and other ...
on 22 March 2022
Midwives and maternity support workers in Northern Ireland have told the RCM that that the recent 3% pay award they received was not good enough.
The feedback came following a survey of RCM members in Northern Ireland, with the overwhelming ...
The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) has expressed its ‘disappointment’ in response to The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) announcement of its decision to back out of the collective NHS unions formal position on pay.
In January this year ...
By Colin Beesley on 02 March 2022
Government plans that mean many NHS staff will pay higher pension contributions have been delayed after being challenged by the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) and other unions.
By Colin Beesley on 01 March 2022
Proposed changes to NHS pension contributions in Scotland would see many midwives, maternity support workers (MSW) and other NHS staff facing higher pension payments – and possibly heading for the exit.
By Gemma Murphy on 24 January 2022
Decent pay should be seen as part of a solution for recruitment and retention issues. This, alongside the impact of understaffing in maternity services, and the current cost of living crisis faced by members of the Royal College of Midwives ...
By Colin Beesley on 12 January 2022
Proposed changes to NHS pension contributions for midwives, maternity support workers (MSW) and other staff could see people leaving the NHS, says the Royal College of Midwives (RCM).