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Student Membership - the best start for your career

The RCM are the voice of all midwives in the UK, campaigning for the resources, quality, safety and choice women need in maternity services now and in the future.  We speak up for decent student bursaries, jobs when you qualify and fulfilling midwifery careers. We promote evidence-based innovation, continuing professional development and excellence in practice.  Membership means you can be prepared for professional life ahead and know you have the backing of the UKs leading organisation for midwives and midwifery.

 Latest Student  / NQ research

This is the third year that the Royal College of Midwives has conducted a survey of newly qualified midwives to investigate their experiences of finding a job. Using Birthrate Plus methodology the RCM calculates that there is currently a total shortage of 4,787 midwives in the UK; despite this shortage the RCM continues to find that newly qualified midwives are unable to secure a post as a midwife. Read the survey results in full here or
compare to the 2012  and 2011 results here.

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  • Got any questions? Want to talk to fellow students? Talk to us on RCM Communities or visit Studentmidwife.net

  • Join the student midwives working group

  • Download the latest publications from the RCM

  • Visit the RCM Library to access unique records, artefacts and midwifery heritage material at the RCOG.

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  • Keep up to date with Midwives magazine which includes a step-by-step guide to a basic midwifery procedure written by a variety of the profession's finest. Collect the set for an easy reference refresher and revision tool for best practice. Click here to download your PDF copy of the guides.


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