Each region of the College has a Resolutions Committee to help women resolve concerns or questions they may have about their midwifery care. The Committee consists of a representative of consumers of midwifery services, nominated by local consumer groups, and a midwifery representative, nominated by the local region of the College.
The Resolutions Committee provides a neutral, accessible, confidential and supportive service where wāhine can resolve any issues they may have with the care they received. Wāhine have a choice of including the midwife that was involved in their care or discussing issues with the committee.
The Resolutions Committee is not a disciplinary body and does not have the ability to punish or take away a midwife’s right to practice. It can recommend that a midwife undertake professional development including Midwifery Standards Review. The Committee can advise women about other avenues to direct their concerns if necessary.
For further information about your nearest Resolutions Committee contact The College.