Media releases

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...

Media statement released by the Midwifery Council of New Zealand regarding media coverage of midwifery shortages

The Council has been closely following media coverage of safe staffing levels within the Midwifery workforce at District Health Boards.

Deputy Registrar of the Midwifery...

Reassurance over safety of NZ maternity care

The Ministry of Health, the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and the College of Midwives have released a joint statement to...

Council responds to research paper on retrospective birth outcomes

A research paper was released in late September entitled: ‘A Comparison of Midwife-Led and Medical-Led Models of Care and Their Relationship to Adverse Fetal and Neonatal...

Media release in response to 15HDC00540 Report 3 October 2016

The Health and Disability Commissioner (HDC) today released a report into the appropriateness of the care provided by a midwife in March/April 2015. The HDC found the midwife...

Media release in response to Health and Disability Commissioner report 15HDC00673

The Health and Disability Commissioner (HDC) today released a report following a complaint about services provided by a registered midwife (Ms C) in 2014/2015.  In his report...

Media release in response to Health and Disability Commissioner report 14HDC01440

New initiatives being implemented this year will further ensure all midwives understand the requirement to use the Guidelines for Consultation with Obstetric and Related...

Media statement released by the Midwifery Council October 2015 in response to published research paper

Response from Midwifery Council in response to publication of research paper 'Association of midwifery experience to perinatal mortality: a retrospective cohort study'.

Released...

Response to Nathan Coronial Inquest recommendations

Midwifery Council response to the Office of the Chief Coroner August 2015

In Augsut 2015, the Midwifery Council wrote to the Legal and Research Counsel to the Office of the...