Cathy Warwick is general secretary of the Royal College of Midwives
My diary is a juggling act at the best of times. Recently it has been especially tough to fit everything in. The last couple of months have been a whirl of meetings with the health secretary, Downing Street officials, civil servants and advisers, the chair of the health select committee, dozens of MPs and many others.
Cathy Warwick is disappointed at the government’s lack of commitment to create policies that encompass maternity services
Men retiring at 65 can expect to live another 13 years, while women who retire at 60 should live for another 22 years, according to official figures. Even as the state retirement age creeps up, people can still expect to live for years in retirement, especially as life expectancy climbs ever higher.
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Cathy Warwick on why women should be given a choice over where they give birth.