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.

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...

Midwifery practice and immunisation

The Midwifery Council code of conduct requires midwives to provide impartial, honest and accurate information in relation to midwifery care, and this includes...

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...

Prestigious international appointment for ex Council chair

The International Confederation of Midwives (ICM), based in The Hague, has announced that Sally Pairman, the first Chair of the Midwifery Council and three term member, has...

E te whaea e Mina Timutimu kua hinga koe (our loved and respected mother Mina has fallen)

Early last week, the Council received the news that founding Council member and beloved kuia of New Zealand midwifery Mina Timutimu was gravely ill and then shortly afterwards,...

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...

Review of and changes to Recertification Programme 2017 - 2020

The consultation on the review of the Recertification Programme closed on 27 May. 510 individual responses were received although a number of these were for multiple midwives....