MIDWIVES launched their manifesto yesterday, calling on the next government to invest in maternity services and protect the rights of EU migrants working in the NHS.
Ensuring better outcomes for pregnant women tops the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) list of five...
Wednesday 31st May 2017
posted by Zoe Streatfield in Britain
Service in crisis amid staff shortages, low morale and cuts
Thursday 16th Mar 2017
posted by Morning Star in Britain
by Felicity Collier
NHS MATERNITY services are “reaching crisis point” brought on by a shortage of thousands of midwives and a “retirement time bomb,” the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) warned yesterday.
The union said the crisis was caused by...
Tuesday 7th Feb 2017
INDEPENDENT pay reviewers must defy the public-sector pay cap and offer health workers a pay rise in line with increased living costs, midwives’ leaders said yesterday.
NHS staff have been repeatedly subjected to pay freezes and below-inflation rises in line with government...
Friday 21st Oct 2016
posted by Conrad Landin in Britain
STRESSED-OUT health workers should take up meditation, the Royal College of Midwives conference heard yesterday.
Workplace reps in maternity units said they were often doing five hours of overtime a week on average.
One rep said staff in her hospital were unable to leave at the...
OVER one in three maternity units had to close temporarily over the 2015-16 year due to a lack of sufficient resources to cope with demand, shocking new figures reveal today.
A survey unveiled at the Royal College of Midwives conference shows that 39 per cent of heads of midwifery...
Thursday 20th Oct 2016
LIAM FOX “should be ashamed” of having described European workers as “one of Britain’s main cards” in negotiations with the EU, the leader of the Royal College of Midwives said yesterday.
The International Trade Secretary suggested at the Tory party...
NHS chiefs spent a whopping £72 million on agency and overtime midwives last year, new research revealed this weekend.
The revelation came ahead of a new government “maternity safety action plan” designed to keep new mothers and babies safer during childbirth.
Monday 17th Oct 2016
MIDWIVES welcomed yesterday the opening of Britain’s first maternity clinic for victims of rape and sexual assault.
The London clinic, run in conjunction with Barts Health NHS Trust, will provide specialist care and antenatal support delivered by specially trained midwives,...
Saturday 30th Jul 2016
MIDWIVES warned yesterday that increasing workloads, staff shortages and stress-related mental health issues were jeopardising patients’ safety.
According to a survey conducted by the Royal College of Midwives (RCM), 52 per cent of midwives and maternity support workers (MSWs)...
Thursday 2nd Jun 2016