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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...

Congratulations to midwives recognised in Queens Birthday Honours

Queen's Birthday Honours 2019 -our congratulations to two midwives who were recognised for their services to midwifery and were made Members of the New Zealand Order of...

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...

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...