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.
Council response to PMMRC report click here
NZ Herald published this piece by Midwifery Council CEO Sharron Cole where she goes through the Council's processes for protecting women and babies.
Sunday Star Times published this article by Dr Aidan O'Donnell where he discussed improvements in the quality and safety of care provided to women and their babies from an anaesthetist perspective, contextualised around his involvement in the Casey Nathan enquiry.
Midwives and immunisation
In this statement, the Council makes clear its expectations that all midwives
will comply with the midwifery Competencies, the Standards for Practice and the Code of health and Disability Services Consumers' Rights in giving women and their families current, comprehensive and accurate information on immunisation.
6th November NZ Forum Hamilton