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 Colin Beesley on 25 February 2022
Staffing shortages and underinvestment are hitting the quality and safety of maternity care said the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) Chief Executive Gill Walton, speaking to Westminster politicians this week.
By Colin Beesley on 26 January 2022
A newly constituted Student Midwife Forum (SMF) starts their work this week, with some new faces joining existing members. The 10 SMF members represent the whole UK, with four representing England and two each from Wales, Scotland and Northern ...
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 19 January 2022
The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) is launching a survey seeking the views and experiences of its Black, Asian and minority ethnic members who have been through or are going through disciplinary or capability proceedings, and from RCM workplace ...
By Colin Beesley
The RCM is sending a message of solidarity with UCU members taking strike action over falling pay, the gender and ethnic pay gap, precarious employment practices, and unsafe workloads.
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).
Northern Ireland’s leading health care organisations representing doctors, nurses, allied health professionals, midwives and healthcare workers are sending out a message of solidarity to their members ahead of what many expect to be the ...
on 10 December 2021
The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) is calling for more support for newly qualified midwives. The call comes in a letter to the UK’s four Chief Nursing Officers (CNOs) from the RCM and UNISON with input from a number of other organisations.