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International Day of the Midwife – “Follow the Data, Invest In Midwives” Media Release

4th May, 2021

Fewer interventions in labour, reduced maternal and neonatal morbidity (illness, injury), improved psycho-social outcomes and increased contraceptive use; these are just some of the documented positive outcomes of a midwifery-led maternity service.

Media Release: College of Midwives Supports Call To Change ACCs Position On Severe Perineal Injuries

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.

Media Release: Future Māori and Pasifika Midwifery Workforce Receives $6m Boost

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…

Media release: College Welcomes Unanimous Passing of Bereavement Leave for Miscarriage Bill

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.

Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Aotearoa PADA Seminar Series

23rd March, 2021

Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Aotearoa invites you to the 2021 PADA Seminar Series For more information please click here.    

Extension of temporary prescription waivers during Covid-19

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,…

College Supports Midwives’ Union Filing In The Employment Relations Authority

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).

Midwives’ Union Challenging DHBs Excluding GPs As “Comparator” In Pay Equity Claim

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.

COVID-19 vaccination

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.…