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Two thirds of midwives have considered quitting

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Nearly two thirds of midwives say they have considered leaving the profession or health service, according to figures released by the Royal College of Midwives.
Nearly two thirds of midwives say they have considered leaving the profession or health service, according to figures released by the Royal College of Midwives.

In evidence to the NHS Pay Review Body, the RCM said the profession is ‘angry and dispirited’ because of the staged pay award in England.

According to a survey of 2,300 midwives across the NHS conducted in July, 95.5% said last year’s pay award was low or very low and 73% said it was unfair.

Dame Karlene Davis, RCM general secretary, said: ‘The government is trading on the rapidly dwindling goodwill of the profession. They rode roughshod over midwives last year over pay and I have never seen the profession so angry and dispirited.’

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