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The College acknowledges and commends the Office of the Children’s Commissioner

23rd December, 2020

The New Zealand College of Midwives acknowledges and commends the Office of the Children’s Commissioner on the publication of Te Kuku O Te Manawa – Moe ararā! Haumanutia ngā moemoeā a ngā tūpuna mō te…

Extension of temporary signature exempt prescription waivers during Covid-19

22nd December, 2020

This waiver was set to expire on the 23rd December 2020, in line with the expiry of the Epidemic Preparedness. (Covid-19) Notice 2020. The Covid-19 Notice has been extended until the 22nd March 2021 and…

Intermittent auscultation for the assessment of intrapartum fetal wellbeing practice guidance

14th December, 2020

Two explanatory videos and a practice guidance document have been produced to support the Intermittent auscultation for the assessment of intrapartum fetal wellbeing guide for practice. In these videos, midwifery advisor Claire MacDonald and midwifery…

Latest guidance on COVID-19 testing for the health sector 16 November – 6 December

19th November, 2020

For the period 16 November – 6 December, we’ll continue to focus our testing efforts on testing all people with symptoms of COVID-19 in all regions. This includes a focus on testing: –       regions/groups that…

Safety Check renewal

15th November, 2020

The children’s worker safety check is a legislative requirement of the Vulnerable Children Act 2014.  All midwives are classed as core children’s workers whether employed or self-employed, and are required to complete a safety check…

Clarification on updated testing advice from the MOH

20th October, 2020

The MoH has made a change to the guidance for community testing that has been extended until 01 Nov 2020. This impacts pregnant or recently pregnant women living in the Auckland region that covers the…

Business Contribution Payment 2020/2021

19th October, 2020

The Ministry of Health are paying the Business Contribution Payment again this year, on the same terms and conditions as previously. The Ministry of Health has indicted that it intends this is the third and…

The National Cervical Screening Programme (NCSP) has relaunched its awareness campaign

8th September, 2020

In November 2019 the National Cervical Screening Programme (NCSP) will be changed the recommended starting age for cervical screening from 20 to 25 years. They have now relaunced their campaign to raise awareness of the…

Webinar: Emancipating Midwifery, reflecting on 30 years of midwifery autonomy

8th September, 2020

Legislation that led to the birth of New Zealand’s women-centered midwifery-led maternity system, was introduced with the passing of Nurses Amendment Act on 22nd August 1990. It was arguably one of the most significant milestones…