By Stuart Bonar, Public Affairs Advisor on 03 May 2021
At 7am on Thursday 6 May, polling stations across England, Scotland and Wales will open their doors for 15 hours so that up to 48 million people can cast their votes in a whole host of elections.
By Stuart Bonar, Public Affairs Advisor on 02 May 2021
On 6 May, voters in Wales will choose who will represent them in Senedd Cymru / the Welsh Parliament (“the Senedd”) for the next few years. That outcome will also, of course, determine who will become First Minister of Wales and form the next Welsh ...
By Stuart Bonar, Public Affairs Advisor on 30 April 2021
On 6 May, voters in Scotland will choose who gets to sit in the Scottish Parliament for the next five years. That outcome will also determine who forms the next Scottish Government, which since 1999 has been responsible for the NHS in Scotland.
By Stuart Bonar, Public Affairs Advisor on 28 April 2021
On 6 May, voters across Britain will choose who will make decisions affecting their lives in a patchwork of elections for councillors, mayors, police and crime commissioners, as well as members of both the Scottish and Welsh Parliaments.
By Alice Sorby, Employment Relations Advisor on 09 March 2021
NHS pay was thrust into the spotlight in the most unwelcome way late last week as the Government published its evidence to the NHS Pay Review Body (PRB) - over six weeks late and several percentage points light. Any goodwill midwives and MSWs may ...
By Sean O'Sullivan, RCM Head of Health and Social Policy on 03 March 2021
Budgets are about choices and priorities. Rishi Sunak could have chosen today’s Budget to outline an ambitious and far-reaching plan to stimulate economic recovery, reward key workers and rebuild our public services. Surely now was the time ...
By Stuart Bonar, Public Affairs Advisor on 21 October 2020
Midwives, maternity support workers (MSWs) and everyone else working in the NHS are long overdue a decent pay rise. Not only have you put in phenomenal effort in recent months to fight the greatest health crisis to hit Britain and the world in ...
By Jon Skewes, Executive Director of External Relations on 07 February 2020
Every new year feels like a beginning, but there’s something about a new decade that feels like a fresh start. A new decade has a way of making us look to the future, rather than reflect on the past, and that is certainly how 2020 has felt so far. Obviously, ...
By Stuart Bonar, RCM public affairs advisor on 29 November 2019
On 12 December we head to the polls in the first December general election in almost a century. But it is not just the timing of the vote that makes this historic, the choice that we face is historic too.
By Jon Skewes, Executive Director of External Relations on 29 August 2019
On Wednesday morning the Prime Minister announced that Parliament would soon be prorogued (political jargon for “shut down”) for five weeks from the week of 9th September until 14th October. By lunchtime the Queen had agreed, and the paperwork ...