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RCM Organisational Structure

The RCM is organised as follows:


RCM Board : The RCM is governed by an elected Board. The Board is the governing body for the RCM and it will be setting the broad strategic direction of the organisation, ensuring it is viable, properly managed and governed. It will act to support the RCM senior management in their running of the RCM to ensure it operates effectively and efficiently. Day-to- day running and management of the RCM sits with the general secretary and the executive management team. All board members have to be RCM members and qualified midwives.


RCM Headquarters: Based in Mansfield Street, London, the RCM headquaters have a workforce of some 50 staff.


RCM UK Country offices: providing services to members and giving a voice to midwifery in each of the UK countries. The RCM Headquaters in London supports each country office, linking midwives across the UK. Each of the four UK countries - Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales and England - has its own RCM office providing education and research, professional affairs and employment relations services to midwives in those countries.


RCM Branches: Over 200 RCM branches hold regular meetings for members where they can give and receive support as well as discuss professional and workplace issues. To download the Unity bank application form for branches please click here.


Working Groups and Committes: The RCM has many different working groups and committees. These include the Consultant Midwives group, founded in 2001 to influence the national research and practise agenda.


RCM AllianceThe Royal College of Midwives Alliance Programme is an innovative venture formed to promote and enhance the work of the College in its commitment to midwifery professionals. The Alliance aims to actively support midwifery and promote the interests of the RCM, midwives and mothers. 


If you would like to find out more about the history of the RCM including how it all begin, click here to download an in depth history of the college.