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.

Health Quality & Safety Commission reports available

The Health Quality & Safety Commission have released two reports on their website.

The third annual report of the Maternal Morbidity Working Group, and the thirteenth Annual...

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...

Nominations for the Perinatal and Maternal Mortality Review Committee

The PMMRC is  requesting nominations for, and applications from a midwife to join the PMMRC. The applicant will have expertise in the areas of maternal and perinatal care, and...

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...

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...

The Midwifery Council welcomes new research findings

A study published in March has found that there is no higher risk of baby death in New Zealand attributable to midwives in their first year of practice compared to more...

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...