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RCM publishes diversity and equality papers for members

The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) has launched a series of publications for its members, focusing on diversity and equality across maternity services.

Calls for royal college to cut financial ties with milk formula

The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health has been warned that its reputation could be threatened unless it rejects financial income from manufacturers of milk formula.

Consultation on changes to NMC legislation launched

The Department of Health has launched a consultation over the proposed changes to current Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) legislation.

Infant mortality rate “lowest ever” in England and Wales

New figures show that the infant mortality rate (children dying before their first birthday) in England and Wales is at its lowest ever recorded.

Natural birth after previous caesarean section likely, claims study

Research suggests women who have had a caesarean section in a previous pregnancy are more likely to have a vaginal birth next time if their antenatal care is led by a midwife.

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