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.
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.
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…
14th December, 2020
Two explanatory videos and a practice guidance document have been produced to support the Intermittent auscultation for the assessment of intrapartum fetal wellbeing guide for practice. In these videos, midwifery advisor Claire MacDonald and midwifery…
19th November, 2020
For the period 16 November – 6 December, we’ll continue to focus our testing efforts on testing all people with symptoms of COVID-19 in all regions. This includes a focus on testing: – regions/groups that…
15th November, 2020
The children’s worker safety check is a legislative requirement of the Vulnerable Children Act 2014. All midwives are classed as core children’s workers whether employed or self-employed, and are required to complete a safety check…
20th October, 2020
The MoH has made a change to the guidance for community testing that has been extended until 01 Nov 2020. This impacts pregnant or recently pregnant women living in the Auckland region that covers the…