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September 2018

September 19, 2018

New figures show that the NHS is losing 29 midwives for every 30 trained. The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) said attempts to boost staff numbers had made little difference, because so many are leaving the NHS or taking retirement. Its research shows that even though universities trained an extra 2,000 midwives in 2016/17, the total number rose by just 67, because so many workers left the service.

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