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.

MidPoint December 2019

Farewell to CEO/Registrar Sharron Cole and welcome to new CEO/Registrar Sue Calvert learn more

Consultation documents

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

Open Consultations

Draft Naming Policy

One of the April 2019 amendments to the Health...

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...

Annual Report to 31 March 2019

The Midwifery Council is pleased to share the Annual Report for the year to 31 March 2019

Midpoint August 2019

Already the year is half over and there has been plenty to occupy us. Learn more

Annual Report to 31 March 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...

Midpoint April 2019

It was during the March Council meeting that we heard the news about the shootings in the Masjid Al Noor and Linwood Masjid mosques and the loss of so many lives and the...

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...