News & 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.
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....
Pregnant women reassured as strike nears
As the proposed strike nears, the Midwifery Council reassures women who are pregnant that they will still receive the same high standard of midwifery care during the action...
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 that the check has been completed....
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...
Understanding workforce issues
The Midwifery Council is closely monitoring the recent media coverage regarding midwifery.
Chair of the Midwifery Council, Christina Mallon, says: “Our first priority is...
Council has new Chair and Deputy Chair
At its first meeting of the year, the Council elected as its new Chair Chris Mallon and as new Deputy Chair Kerry Adams. Chris is currently Director of Midwifery at the Hutt...
Prescribing alerts for tramadol and antiepileptic medication
The Council has just received alerts from ACC/the Health Quality and Safety Commission on the prescribing of antiepileptic medications, and from Medsafe on the use of tramadol...
New Midwifery Council member appointed
The Midwifery Council is delighted to welcome new member Debbie Fawcett RM
Debbie was appointed to the Council in June 2017. She has been a midwife for over 20 years and is...