The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) is the leading professional body and trade union for over 48,000 practising, retired and student midwives and maternity support workers. Our aim is to promote midwifery, quality maternity services and professional standards. Every year, the RCM host an Annual Conference to invite our members to unite as a profession. The conference took place on 4-5 October at Manchester Central.
2018 was a uniquely important year for the midwifery community. We were celebrating 100 years of suffrage, 150 years of the TUC, 70 years of the NHS, and having more women leaders at the top of national healthcare organisations than ever before. It seemed only fitting that we made our 2018 Conference about empowering the women who play an invaluable role in our healthcare system.