Royal College of Midwives
The Royal College of Midwives is a British midwives organisation which has existed under its present name since 1947.
The Matrons' Aid Society, renamed the Midwives' Institute in 1881, was founded by Louisa Hubbard and Zepharina Veitch to raise the training and status of midwives. The Institute, incorporated in 1889, pressed for public recognition of midwifery, resulting in the Midwives Act 1902. After the Midwives Act 1936 unqualified women were prohibited from attending at childbirth. In 1941 the Institute was renamed the College of Midwives, and in 1947 the Royal College of Midwives.
The Royal College of Midwives is an official supporting organization of Healthcare Information For All by 2015, a global initiative that aims to improve the availability and use of reliable healthcare information in low-income countries.
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