Welcome to the Midwifery Council of New Zealand
Haere mai ki te Tatau o te Whare Kahu
Warm Pacific Greetings
The main responsibility of the Midwifery Council of New Zealand is to protect the health and safety of women and babies during pregnancy, childbirth and postnatal period by ensuring that midwives are competent and fit to practise midwifery.
Recertification Programme Consultation 2016
The Midwifery Council Recertification Programme consultation documents can be downloaded here:
Consultation document Recertification 2016 Response Form
Midwifery Council Recertification Consultation Background paper 2016
The consultation closes on 27th May 2016
Be Safe is a series of papers highlighting safety, best practice and professional standards in midwifery. As the Referral Guidelines have been highlighted in recent coronial inquests and Health and Disability Commissioner's reports, the Council decided that they would be the topic of the first Be Safe. It is planned that the series will be published six weekly.
On Friday 19 February, the Midwifery Council re-located with 9 other Regulatory Authorities
to level 6, 22 Willeston Street, Wellington 6011. (Reception is Level 5).
The Council also has a new PO Box:
PO Box 9644
A redirection order is in place.
All other contact details remain unchanged.
The date for the next National Midwifery Examination is Monday 4th July 2016. See dates until March 2017 click here...
Be Safe is a series of papers highlighting safety, best practice and professional standards in midwifery. As the Referral Guidelines have been highlighted in recent coronial inquests and Health and...