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Christmas hours at the College

22nd December, 2021

The College’s national office will close for the Christmas Holidays on Friday 24 December at 12 noon, reopening on Wednesday 5 January. There will be arrangements in place for any midwife who needs urgent legal…

Midwives’ Open Letter

28th October, 2021

Midwives sign here to show your support Open letter to hapū wāhine, pregnant women, pregnant people, whānau and families welcoming a new pēpi/baby(ies) about the Covid-19 vaccination from ngā Kaiwhakawhānau – the Midwives of Aotearoa.…

Mandatory Vaccination Order: Member update

22nd October, 2021

The College has been informed that the deadlines in the Public Health Response Order for Mandatory Vaccination of Health Workers have been amended from those originally announced, and will now align with the Education Sector:…

College statement: 17 October 2021 COVID-19 Vaccination

17th October, 2021

On Monday 11th  October, the government announced it would be mandating vaccination for all health workers including midwives. This decision was made in the best interests of the health and wellbeing of all New Zealanders.…

Media Release: Review of birth injury cover, updated Maternity Action Plan welcomed by midwives

28th September, 2021

The New Zealand College of Midwives commends the Government on its proposal to amend ACC legislation and update its Maternity Action Plan, saying the developments signify increased attention is finally being paid to women’s health.

Letter to members – Pay equity claim

21st September, 2021

Kia ora koutou members, As you are no doubt aware the College has been working for many years to address concerns related to pay and working conditions for LMC midwives, as well as working closely…

Extension of temporary prescription waivers during Covid-19

15th September, 2021

In March 2020, the Director General of Health issued a temporary waiver for systems and settings which are not yet integrated to the NZePS, e.g. hospital discharge and outpatient prescribing, community prescribing from dentists, midwives,…

Member communication 10 September 2021

10th September, 2021

Kia ora koutou members, The College wants to sincerely thank and acknowledge our Auckland based colleagues, their whānau and communities who are working and living under ongoing Alert Level 4 restrictions, in order to keep…

Primary Maternity Notice Stakeholder Information Sessions – postponement notice

6th September, 2021

The Stakeholder Information Sessions (SIS), which were scheduled to be held next week at Lakes DHB in Rotorua (Monday 6th September), have been rescheduled due to COVID-19 Alert Level restrictions. Please also note we have…