Publications

You can access the Midwifery Council publications from here.  Click on the down arrow in the header line below to filter by publication type.

Consultation documents

From time to time, the Council consults on issues relating to midwifery regulation.

Open Consultations

Gazetted fees

The Council invites midwives and stakeholders to comment on...

Workers safety checks

As a provider of primary maternity services under the Primary Maternity Services Notice 2007, you will have undergone a safety check that complies with the Children’s Act...

Midpoint August 2019

Already the year is half over and there has been plenty to occupy us. Looking back over the past six months, I can advise that the Council has: Read more

Annual Report 2018

The year 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018 has been the final year of implementation of the 2015 – 17 strategic plan. It has been very satisfying to see almost all the plan’s...

MEWS frequently asked questions

Why has a national maternity early warning system (MEWS) been developed?


The health of pregnant women can deteriorate for many reasons. At times, the failure to recognise this...

Important message from the Ministry of Health Maternity Agreements Team

Annual Practising Certificates (APC)

You are required to have a current APC to provide and claim for maternity services under the Primary Maternity Services Notice 2007 (the...

Midpoint February 2019

It is now time to apply for practising certificates for the 2019/20 year. Click for more information

The role of the Midwifery Council

The Midwifery Council is the statutory body set up to regulate standards in Midwifery.

Statement on support and role of the midwife

The midwifery scope of practice statement is the legally gazetted statement that articulates the role and work of the midwife. Within this statement, support is clearly stated...

Midwifery Council Privacy Policy

This policy sets out the Midwifery Council's approach to handling personal information under the Privacy Act.

Midwifery Council Privacy Procedure

A document that sets out the Midwifery Council's procedure handling personal information under the Privacy Act and in line withits Privacy Policy.

Applying for registration under the TTMRA

Information for midwives applying for registration under the TTMRA.