31st March, 2021
“It’s causing unnecessary suffering for women.”
That from the New Zealand College of Midwives which is strongly supporting calls for ACC to review its approach to cover for severe perineal injuries, saying the current position is too restrictive.
30th March, 2021
30 March 2021 Future Māori and Pasifika Midwifery Workforce Receives $6m Boost The launch of a joint project between Aotearoa’s midwifery education providers and the Ministry of Health signals the beginning of a new chapter…
25th March, 2021
The College commends the unanimous passing of the Bereavement Leave for Miscarriage Bill, which will grant mothers and their partners three days of bereavement leave following a miscarriage or stillbirth.
23rd March, 2021
Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Aotearoa invites you to the 2021 PADA Seminar Series For more information please click here.
22nd March, 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,…
10th March, 2021
The College of Midwives, the professional organisation for midwives in New Zealand, strongly supports MERAS filing in the Employment Relations Authority (ERA) over the DHBs’ decision to unilaterally exclude GPs as a potential comparator with midwives, as part of their pay equity claim for employed midwives (core midwives).
10th March, 2021
MERAS has this week filed in the Employment Relations Authority (ERA) over the DHBs’ decision to unilaterally exclude general practitioners as a potential comparator in the process to resolve the union’s pay equity claim.
4th March, 2021
INFORMATION SHEET COVID-19 vaccination, pregnancy and lactation WEBINAR New Zealand has now commenced a vaccination programme for COVID-19. Watch the webinar recording and read the information sheet for information about the COVID-19 vaccine and pregnancy.…
25th February, 2021
Geographic Classifications for Health and what this will mean for rural maternity services, women and midwives. Aotearoa currently lacks a fit for purpose rural/urban classification for health research and policy purposes, and the use of…
18th February, 2021
The College acknowledges that the CCDHB has been working hard to resolve these staffing concerns, and that it supports and values its midwifery workforce. However, the current acute short staffing is indicative of a wider national midwifery workforce shortage, related to general under -valuing of women’s health, and specifically, under-resourcing within midwifery; from the undergraduate education programme through to the midwifery workforce.
23rd December, 2020
The New Zealand College of Midwives acknowledges and commends the Office of the Children’s Commissioner on the publication of Te Kuku O Te Manawa – Moe ararā! Haumanutia ngā moemoeā a ngā tūpuna mō te…
22nd December, 2020
This waiver was set to expire on the 23rd December 2020, in line with the expiry of the Epidemic Preparedness. (Covid-19) Notice 2020. The Covid-19 Notice has been extended until the 22nd March 2021 and…