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NZ midwives applying for registration

Information for New Zealand qualified midwives applying for registration.

Statement on scope of practice of midwife regarding prescription of controlled drugs

Midwifery Council statement on the scoope of practice of the midwife with regard to the prescription of controlled drugs.

Statement on support and role of the midwife

  • The Council's Statement on support and the role of the midwife discusses those instances where the midwife has handed over care of a woman but they remain in the clinical...

Documentation and record keeping

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

The Midwifery Council Strategic Plan for 2018 through to 2021.


The members and staff of the Midwifery Council extend their warmest congratulations to the Prime Minister, Jacinda Adern and her partner Clarke Gayford, on the safe arrival of...

Midpoint May 2018

The annual round of applications for new practising certificcates has come and gone. Read more