Welcome to the Midwifery Council of New Zealand
Haere mai ki te Tatau o te Whare Kahu
Warm Pacific Greetings
The main responsibility of the Midwifery Council of New Zealand is to protect the health and safety of women and babies during pregnancy, childbirth and postnatal period by ensuring that midwives are competent and fit to practise midwifery.
The consultation on the "standards for approval of pre-registration midwifery education programmes and accreditation of tertiary education providers" is now open. Please click here
The consultation on the scope of practice of a midwife with regard to assessment, diagnosis, management and treatment of tongue tie is now open. Please click here
On 1st July 2014 changes occurred to legislation which impact on midwives' ability to prescribe controlled drugs. For information on the Medicines Amendment Act 2013 and Misuse of Drugs Amendment Regulations 2014 and how they will impact on midwifery practice. Please click here
The Council will hold two national fora this year. The first will be held in Auckland on Friday 25 July and the second in Christchurch on Thursday 6 November. Attendance is free but you need to register so that we can adequately provide for the numbers attending.
Changes to the Medicines Amendment Act 2013 and Misuse of Drugs Amendment Regulations 2014 click here
Next date for National Midwifery Examination 8th December 2014