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National Midwifery Examination Results March 2019
The National Midwifery Examination results for March 2019 are now released
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...
Maternity Early Warning System (MEWS)
The Health Quality and Safety Commission has announced the national rollout of MEWS during 2019-20. MEWS has been developed to help clinicians identify when a pregnant...
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...
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...