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HPV screening update for midwives

29th August, 2023

  The National Cervical Screening Programme (NCSP) is changing the way cervical screening is done in Aotearoa New Zealand. The primary test for cervical screening will change from a cervical smear test to a vaginal swab…

Seeking nominations for co-presidents

1st August, 2023

  Following a Special General Meeting (SGM) held in Auckland on 27 July, where a remit was passed to enable co-presidents (Māori and non-Māori) to be elected, the College is now calling for nominations for…

Photograph competition – win a conference registration, accommodation and travel package

31st July, 2023

Photograph competition – Win registration to the College Conference including flights and accommodation The College is offering a fully funded conference registration and dinner, as well as accommodation and travel costs if the winner lives…

Te Whatu Ora Workforce Announcement – “Midwives and Midwifery Still Invisible”

4th July, 2023

Media Release 4 July 2023 Te Whatu Ora Workforce Announcement – “Midwives and Midwifery Still Invisible” The College of Midwives says the plan announced today designed to address health workforce shortages is overall positive and…

CE Alison Eddy elected to ICM Board

15th June, 2023

Introducing the Newly Elected ICM Board: A Commitment to Progress and Global Collaboration The International Confederation of Midwives is proud to introduce its newly elected Board. Led by newly elected President, Sandra Oyarzo Torres, the…

Meras media release 24 April 2023

24th April, 2023

“A sad day.”

That’s how Jill Ovens, the co-leader of MERAS (the Midwives’ union) is describing the news today that St George’s Hospital maternity service is closing.

The maternity contract between St George’s and Te Whatu Ora will not be renewed at the end of June.

Media release: Protecting Your Baby From Whooping Cough Starts While You’re Pregnant

6th April, 2023

5 April 2023   NZ College of Midwives Chief Executive, Alison Eddy, says midwives have been very saddened by the recent tragic deaths of three pēpi from whooping cough and calls on Te Whatu Ora to…

College Emergency and Disaster Relief Fund (EDRF)

27th March, 2023

College Emergency and Disaster Relief Fund (EDRF) The College is still accepting donations for the Midwives Emergency and Disaster Relief Fund (EDRF) which will be used to provide financial relief for members who have suffered…

Changes to the reporting of antenatal screening for Down syndrome and other conditions

10th March, 2023

Te Whatu Ora have made a number of changes to the reporting of antenatal screening for Down syndrome and other conditions. Serum analyte levels will no longer be reported Risk of neural tube defects will…

Celebrating the Proposed Aotearoa Women’s Health Strategy on International Women’s Day

7th March, 2023

Media Release 6 March 2023 The College of Midwives Te Kāreti O Nga Kaiwhakawhanau Ki Aotearoa Celebrates the Proposed Aotearoa Women’s Health Strategy on International Women’s Day On International Women’s Day (March 8th), The College…

15/2/23 Member communication: Cyclone Gabrielle

15th February, 2023

Tēnā koutou members, As Cyclone Gabrielle passes across Aotearoa, the College acknowledges the uncertainty and concerns midwives will have for their own whānau and the whānau they serve in affected areas of Te Ika a…

Media statement: Fast track to residency

13th December, 2022

Media Release 12 December 2022 The following can be attributed to College of Midwives Chief Executive, Alison Eddy: The College is extremely pleased by the Government’s announcement this afternoon which will see overseas midwives be…