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Midwifery Forum

Midwifery Forum

Enhancing the profile of midwifery both within and beyond the RCN

This forum is led by a committee of midwives who have extensive experience in midwifery practice, education and maternity services management.

What we do 

Public Health Forum Our Work

Our work

Discover what we're working on now and what we're planning for the future
Public health forum meet the team

Meet the team

Find out more about our committee members and the forum professional lead
Forum Library Subject Guide

Library subject guide

Discover key midwifery information resources including books, reports and journal articles


Public Health events


Read more about upcoming midwifery conferences, workshops and study days hosted by the RCN.


We welcome your views. Have your say on the latest consultations

Nursing careers resource

Career resources

Read about the varying roles that you can enjoy throughout your health career

Further resources

RCN resources

Further resources

International Confederation of Midwives

View the Latest ICM newsletter (Sep 2021) and ICM Position Statements, including:

  • Planned pregnancies and contraception services for women
  • Ethical Recruitment of Midwives
  • Impact of climate change
  • Gender equality and pay equity for midwives
  • Midwife-led Continuity of Care.

News and views

Public Health News

Related news

The latest RCN midwifery updates 


Read the latest views on midwifery issues

Join the RCN Midwifery Forum Facebook Group

RCN Facebook groups are a place where you can get involved in honest and open discussions on the issues that affect you and your field of practice.

One of the reasons that I wanted to join the forum committee was that currently in nursing and midwifery there are questions around professional identity, scope of practice, new and developing standards and the introduction of different roles. I truly understand the emotional labour that these influences have on members in addition to the retention and recruitment difficulties for many employers. Being a member of the committee affords me with exciting and varied opportunities to engage within practise and policy through collaboration with others to build authentic sustained interdisciplinary networks. I am proud of the national engagement and outputs that we are part of and produce through working together and sharing different perspectives.


Andrea Stebbings Committee Member