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Service standards for midwifery launched at RCM Conference

The first service standards for midwifery in UK have been launched at the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) Annual Conference and Exhibition in Harrogate.

Excessive workload causing midwives to leave the profession

A study has revealed that midwives are leaving the profession because of excessive workloads and poor staffing levels.

Health Secretary reveals measures to increase maternity safety

The UK Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has revealed a package of measures to make childbirth safer under the NHS.

MIDIRS at RCM Annual Conference and Exhibition 2016

Safety, Standards and Experience, 19-20 October 2016 Come and visit us on Stand 53 at the RCM Annual Conference and Exhibition 2016 – we’d love to meet you!

‘Midwifery and Human Rights: A practitioner’s guide’ published

The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) has partnered with The British Institute of Human Rights (BIHR) and Birthrights to publish a guide for midwives.

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How to become a midwife

Are you considering becoming a midwife? Find useful information on how you can start your midwifery journey today.

Reference Database

Our Reference Database provides thousands of midwifery research articles to assist with your studies at university or in practice.

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Midwives Information and Resource Service (MIDIRS) is a not-for-profit educational charity, providing essential materials to assist midwives with their career development from the very beginning. Since 1985, our MIDIRS Midwifery Digest journal and Reference Database have helped midwives keep up to date with the latest developments in midwifery.

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