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e-Petition to recruit 5,000 additional MWs

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Tangle Thu 25-Aug-11 22:43:47

Apologies if this is here already - I had a look but couldn't see it.

Professor Cathy Warwick, General Secretary of the RCM, has started an E-Petition with Parliament asking the Government to set a target to recruit 5,000 more full-time equivalent MWs in England (the only part of the NHS where Parliament have any authority). Any UK citizen or anyone resident in the UK can sign, online, at direct.gov. uk/petitions/ 13716

Text of the petition is given below:

Recruit 5000 more NHS midwives in England

Responsible department: Department of Health

More babies were born in England in 2010 than in any year since 1972, whilst births to women aged 30 or older were at their highest since 1946. The NHS is desperately short of midwives, and the shortage affects every region of England. We need urgent action from the Government, including a target to recruit the equivalent of 5000 more full-time midwives. Care for women but especially babies at the very start of life should be shielded from the cuts.

nannyl Fri 26-Aug-11 09:52:30

the link isnt working for me

Tangle Fri 26-Aug-11 10:24:53

Just when I thought I had links sorted blush

Try this one:
epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/13716

lostintransition Fri 26-Aug-11 11:23:24

Signed smile

Flisspaps Fri 26-Aug-11 12:09:18

Signed.

An0therName Fri 26-Aug-11 13:45:35

signed

spudulika Fri 26-Aug-11 14:10:10

Signed, and posted on my facebook wall and my other e-groups

Jill72 Sat 27-Aug-11 08:53:16

Signed

eagerbeagle Sat 27-Aug-11 10:11:46

signed!

WiiUnfit Sun 28-Aug-11 17:18:01

Signed & posted on my Facebook page. smile

Tangle Mon 29-Aug-11 21:07:40

Bumpity bumpity bumpity bump smile

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