This site is intended for healthcare professionals only

RCM members vote for Rebeccah Davies as new president

Written by: | Published:

Rebeccah Davies is an award-winning midwife Rebeccah Davies is an award-winning midwife

Rebeccah Davies, an award-winning midwife has been elected as the new President of the Royal College of Midwives.

Ms Davies brings over 30 years’ clinical midwifery experience to the role and is also a keen RCM Activist.

‘Rebeccah will bring a wealth of midwifery experience to her role as President and we are all looking forward to working with her. She is joining the RCM at an exciting time and will truly have our members at the heart of everything she does,’ said the RCM’s Chief Executive Gill Walton.

Ms Davies has recently retired from her role as a Labour Ward Co-Ordinator at Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust and says she hopes to bring honesty, integrity, experience and passion to her new role as RCM President.

As an RCM rep at a ‘troubled Trust’, Ms Davies says she recognises the level of support and leadership that is urgently needed to bring about positive change in midwifery practice and culture to improve safety.

‘I will never fail to acknowledge the tragic events that happened in my Trust, and I pay tribute to the way in which the families who have been affected by them have conducted themselves, with strength and dignity. We owe it to them to ensure that the mistakes made are never repeated and lessons are learned,’ said Ms Davies.

‘Learning from all aspects of our work is fundamental to our professional growth, and I want that to be a key element of my presidency. During my tenure, I’m looking forward to supporting midwives and MSWs on their career pathways, and to support the RCM’s aim to become more representative of its membership and the women and families we serve as midwives and maternity support workers. I am proud and honoured to have been elected as RCM President and look forward to meeting and listening to our members.’

What do you think? Leave a comment below or tweet your views to @IndyNurseMag

This material is protected by MA Healthcare Ltd copyright.
See Terms and Conditions.



Please view our Terms and Conditions before leaving a comment.

Change the CAPTCHA codeSpeak the CAPTCHA code

Read a free issue from Practice Nursing

Register to read a free issue from our sister publication, Practice Nursing.

Including articles on asthma, diabetes and more. Read your copy.


Sign up to the newsletter


Independent Nurse is the professional resource for primary care and community nurses, providing clinical articles for practice nurses and prescribers.


Subscribe to our newsletter and stay up to date with the latest nursing news.

Stay Connected

Stay social with Independent Nurse by following us on Twitter, liking us on Facebook or connecting on LinkedIn.


Need access to some of our older articles? You can view our archive, or alternatively contact us.

Contact Us

MA Healthcare Ltd.
St Jude's Church, Dulwich Road
London, SE24 0PB

Tel: +44 (0)20 7738 5454
Registered in England and Wales No. 01878373

Meet the team


Find out how to contribute to Independent Nurse here.