By Marion Nicolaides, Employment Relations Advisor at The Royal College of Midwives on 28 February 2024
With new changes to the law requiring employers in the UK to be more supportive of women going through the menopause, the RCM’s, Employment Advisor, Marion Nicolaides outlines how they will help midwives and MSWs.
By Stacey Keane - Assistant National Officer RCM Wales on 14 February 2024
Our St David’s Day conference is back in 2024 with an exhilarating line up. After last year’s theme of inspiring future midwives in Wales, this year we wanted to be even more inclusive, and discussed with our members what the theme should be, and ...
By Julie Richards, Lesley Wood, RCM Health and Safety Advisor on 26 January 2024
When you work in maternity services, people would understandably expect your workplace to be the one of the most supportive around all things pregnancy and breastfeeding. Yet a recent RCM survey of health and safety reps found this to be very ...
By RCM Board member Cher Dougan on 08 December 2023
For the STUC Women’s Conference RCM Board member Cher Dougan shares how important it is to advocate for change but how that can come in different ways including but not limited to putting motions forward to change legislation.
By RCM steward in the Grampian Branch Susan Dewar on 06 December 2023
RCM steward in the Grampian Branch Susan Dewar shares her experience of speaking at the Scotland TUC (STUC) Women’s Conference on the importance of hydration in health, safety and wellbeing for the female workforce.
By Laura Seebohm, CEO of Maternal Mental Health Alliance (MMHA) on 30 November 2023
Laura Seebohm, CEO of Maternal Mental Health Alliance (MMHA), shares why 16 days of activism is so important to raise awareness of gendered violence in the perinatal period and the resources available to healthcare workers.
By RCM Professional Policy Advisor Janet Fyle on 27 November 2023
RCM Professional Policy Advisor Janet Fyle makes the case for investment and support for women and girls who face gender-based violence in her latest blog.
By Keelie Barrett MSW advocate, workplace representative and RCM Board member on 24 November 2023
MSW advocate, workplace representative and RCM Board member Keelie Barrett celebrates MSW Day, reflecting on the past and future of support workers with hope for the workforce and appreciation for everything MSWs do in her latest blog.
By RCM Quality and Standards Advisor Lia Brigante on 14 November 2023
Midwifery has been nominated for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage. RCM’s Quality and Standards Advisor Lia Brigante shares what this great ...
By RCM Public Affairs Advisor Stuart Bonar on 01 November 2023
RCM Public Affairs Advisor Stuart Bonar looks at the number of midwives working in the NHS in England since the last General Election and what needs to happen to improve the retention and recruitment of maternity staff.