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Age range change for cervical screening

3rd February, 2020

The National Cervical Screening Programme (NCSP) will be changing the recommended starting age for cervical screening from 20 to 25 years in 2019. This change will take place in November 2019. Here you will find…

2020 – A Key Year For Midwives and Midwifery in New Zealand

30th January, 2020

“A watershed year for maternal health and wellbeing”. That’s how the College of Midwives Chief Executive, Alison Eddy, is describing 2020 with only a month left for people to sign the #backmidwives petition.

Birth Notices Online from 21 February

29th January, 2020

No more faxes, use Birth Notices Online now Faxing birth notifications is costly and unreliable, so Births, Deaths and Marriages (BDM) are moving to an online method. Midwives and hospitals are required to provide preliminary…

NZ Resus 2020

13th January, 2020

The New Zealand Resuscitation Council conference will be held in Rotorua 7-9 May 2020.

This conference will present the latest advances in resuscitation science.

Merry Christmas From The College of Midwives

24th December, 2019

24 December 2019 Merry Christmas From The College of Midwives As the country heads away on holiday, midwives around the country remain on call for women and whanau, the College of Midwives is asking people…

Time to recognise midwives

19th December, 2019

Newsroom columnist Emma Espiner confronts her prejudices about midwifery after meeting midwives who are frustrated they are being prevented from providing the care they believe the women of New Zealand deserve

Important update about the Business Contribution Payment 2019/2020

16th December, 2019

The College has been in contact with the Ministry of Health identifying a number of issues that midwives have experienced with the Business Contribution payment process including those who have not yet received a letter…

Midwives Petition Hits Over Ten Thousand Signatures

13th December, 2019

13 December 2019   Midwives Petition Hits Over Ten Thousand Signatures More than 10,000 people have signed a petition launched a week ago, calling for better support and funding for community midwives. The 10k figure…

Back midwives campaign

5th December, 2019

The time to push is now. The New Zealand College of Midwives has launched a petition and digital postcard campaign to raise awareness amongst politicians about the issues midwives are facing. The #backmidwives petition calls on the…

Country’s Midwives Launching Petition – “It’s time to push”

5th December, 2019

After broken promises and more than four years of negotiating with the Ministry of Health, the country’s midwives have had enough. “It is time to really push to get better support and funding for our…

Business contribution payment prior to Christmas

3rd December, 2019

Due to the College's persistence the Ministry have agreed to pay the business contribution to eligible LMC's prior to Christmas.

Comments on Australian Study confirming Primary Units and Home Births Safe

31st October, 2019

The biggest ever Australian study on where women give birth has shown that giving birth at home or in a birthing unit is safe for well-women and babies.  This study confirms the existing evidence from New Zealand and other countries (such as the UK and Canada) that birthing in midwifery led units or at home reduces unnecessary birth interventions for women without compromising the safety of them or their babies.