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Resolutions Committee

Each region of the New Zealand College of Midwives has set up a Resolutions Committee to help women resolve concerns or questions they may have about their midwifery care. The Committee consists of a representative of consumers of midwifery services, nominated by local consumer groups, and a midwifery representative, nominated by the local region of the College.

The Resolutions Committee provides a neutral, accessible, confidential and supportive service where women can resolve issues with the midwife concerned. This is a free service.

The Resolutions Committee is not a disciplinary body and does not have the ability to punish or take away a midwife’s right to practice. It can recommend that a midwife undertake professional development including Midwifery Standards Review. The Committee can advise women about other avenues to direct their concerns if necessary.

For further information about your nearest Resolutions Committee contact:

New Zealand College of Midwives (Inc)

PO Box 21 106, Christchurch

Telephone (03) 377 2732  

Facsimile (03) 377 5662

email: nzcom@nzcom.org.nz