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Health and Disability System Review: Summary of relevant points for midwives

16th June, 2020

The government implemented a full health system review in 2018, with Heather Simpson as chair of the review panel. The panel’s interim report was released in August 2019 and detailed the findings, including the problems…

The Health and Disability System Review

16th June, 2020

16 June 2020 Statement – the following can be attributed to Alison Eddy, Chief Executive, College of Midwives: Following the release of the Simpson Report this morning, the New Zealand College of Midwives is considering…

Specific Covid-19 Incurred Costs Reimbursement Announced 

14th June, 2020

Media Release                                                                                                                                                14 June 2020 The New Zealand College of Midwives is pleased that the Government has today announced funds for community-based midwives, to assist with COVID-19 related costs. A one-off payment of…

Combined oral contraceptives: supply update

8th June, 2020

Please click here to view the notification from Pharmac re: Combined oral contraceptives: supply update Full information can be found on the Pharmac website https://www.pharmac.govt.nz/information-for/enquiries/oral-contraceptives-supply-updates/ethinyloestradiol-35mcg-with-norethisterone-500mcg-norimin/ 

Midwives Budget Funding Information – The Silence is Deafening

28th May, 2020

The New Zealand College of Midwives is calling on the Government to release details of the funding allocated to maternity services in this year’s budget

Key messages re: supply of oral contraceptives

25th May, 2020

Please find below some key messages for the current supply issues with oral contraceptives. Pharmac’s webpage is live and up to date  https://www.pharmac.govt.nz/information-for/enquiries/oral-contraceptives-supply-updates/ In general, while alternative brands have been sourced, they are unapproved medicines…

Media release: College perplexed by delay

14th May, 2020

14 May 2020 College Perplexed by Delay in Budget Announcement For Maternity Services The following can be attributed to Alison Eddy, Chief Executive of the College of Midwives: The College became aware only an hour…

Budget 2020: Letter to members

14th May, 2020

Approximately 1½ hours before the budget was announced I was informed that there would not be an announcement today about any maternity or midwifery allocation.

Budget Recognises Importance of Early Years Says Midwives’ Union

12th May, 2020

Media Release – 12 May 2020 Government announcements today have been applauded by MERAS, the midwives’ union however co-leader, Jill Ovens, is urging politicians not to stop there. She says the 10% increase in the…