Media Centre

From time to time, the Midwifery Council issues media statements on matters that affect the profession.  For any media enquiries, please contact media advisor Leigh Bredenkamp.

For the latest information on other issues please access News in the drop down box.

Recertification Programme 2020-2021

The Midwifery Council recently considered the requirements of the Recertification Programme for midwives and has agreed that for the year 1st April 2020-31st March 2021 there...

New Chief Executive/Registrar of the Midwifery Council of New Zealand

Chris Mallon, Chair of the Midwifery Council of New Zealand, today announced the appointment of Dr Susan (Sue) Calvert to the role of Chief Executive/Registrar of the Midwifery...

Measles epidemic 2019

All midwives must provide impartial, honest and accurate information in relation to midwifery care - and this includes immunisation.

Midwives have a key role in health...

Number of practising midwives continues to grow

The annual round of applications for new practising certificates (APC) has come and gone. It is pleasing to note that the number of midwives being issued with an APC continues...

Midwifery Documentation and Record Keeping Audit Tool

Midwives have an obligation to provide a meaningful, useful, and thorough record of care, which includes all midwifery care provided, advice given, discussions, and the...

Strategic Plan 2018 - 2021 updated

The Midwifery Council is pleased to be able to share the Strategic Plan for 2018 to 2021, updated in March 2019. This plan is a living document and will be reviewed annually to...

Strategic Plan 2018 - 2021 updated

The Midwifery Council is pleased to be able to share the Strategic Plan for 2018 to 2021, updated in March 2019. This plan is a living document and will be reviewed annually to...

What do I do at 6 August 2018 if I have a safety check in progress with CV Check

In June, the Council posted information on the website about Workers Safety Checks.

The Council has just received an update from the Ministry of Health on the situation for LMC...

Documentation requirements for prescriptions

Reminder to all midwives regarding documentation requirements for prescriptions

Section 41 of the Medicines Regulations 1984 describes the form that a prescription must take....

Workers' safety checks

In the last eMidpoint, there was a message from the Ministry of Health about LMC’s needing to provide evidence to the Ministry by 1 July 2018 that the check has been...

Midwifery Council reminds midwives to use Referral Guidelines

The Midwifery Council urges midwives to ensure they are familiar with the Referral Guidelines and the processes within them as they are required to be under the Section 88...

Be Safe.04. Documentation and Record Keeping

The latest issue of Be Safe has just been released.  It contains important information about documentation and record keeping which are essential to record the provision of...