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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…

Member communication 2 September 2021

2nd September, 2021

Kia ora koutou members, 1. In person attendance for care during Alert Levels 3 & 4 The College’s advice for community midwives includes guidance for the frequency of midwifery contacts during COVID-19 Alert Levels 3…

Member communication 1 September 2021

1st September, 2021

Kia ora koutou members, The College wants to acknowledge Auckland members and their whanau and communities, some of whom are suffering the double burden of ongoing Level 4 restrictions and the impact of a recent…

Te Pae Christchurch targeting pre-Christmas opening

31st August, 2021

Due to the latest COVID-19 disruption, Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre is now aiming to hold its first events in the lead up to Christmas. The building was on track to hold its first events…

Conference cancelled due to Covid-19

31st August, 2021

Kia ora koutou members, It is with considerable disappointment that the New Zealand College of Midwives Board has made the difficult decision to cancel our forthcoming 16th Biennial National Conference due to be held in…

Member communication 27 August 2021

27th August, 2021

Kia ora koutou members College advisors will be checking the covid-19@nzcom.org.nz email address over the weekend for any urgent queries. College position on midwives Covid vaccination status. A number of members have been in touch…

Acknowledging this outbreak’s effect on Pasifika people

27th August, 2021

Tālofa lava, Mālō e lelei, Kia orana, Ni Sa Bula Vinaka, Namaste, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Mālō nī, Mauri, Noa’ia, Tēnā koutou katoa and warm Pacific greetings to all midwives and communities in Tāmaki Makaurau and Aotearoa,…