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New Zealand College of Midwives Journal

The latest paper of Journal 54 of the New Zealand College of Midwives Journal.


The paper is titled:

Recognising and responding to acutely deteriorating women in New Zealand maternity wards: A literature and environmental scan


We have also attached a research paper reflection tool designed by the Journal editorial board for midwives to use with New Zealand College of Midwives Journal papers.


Links to the paper and the reflection tool will also be available on the College website at:


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Oranga Tamariki overhaul after damning uplift report

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Oranga Tamariki's Practice Review into the Hastings Case

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"As you can imagine this has caused outrage amongst the 4 midwives that work in this area who had no consultation whatsoever. This poses huge safety issues for travelling labouring mama from the coast; some having to travel up to 2 1/2 hrs to get to the secondary care hospital in Whakatane, which is what the DHB proposes, or to call 111. The area is already compromised with lack of antenatal services and accessibility, this will further compromise mothers and babies of which mostly are Māori. Please forward this on Ōpōtiki needs your help!"

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Postgraduate 2020 Funding Now OPEN


Dear midwife


The College is pleased to inform you that applications for post graduate funding for the year 2020 are open.


Post graduate funding

Further information can be found on the College’s website

Applications are made through the membership portal.


Maori and Pacific support funding

Midwives who identify as Maori or Pacific who are applying for post graduate funding are also eligible to apply for Maori or Pacific support funding towards the actual and reasonable costs associated with Mentoring, Cultural Supervision and Cultural Development activities. Further information about this is attached. If you meet the criteria in the attached guidelines please email for the support funding form.  The deadline for applications for Maori and Pacific support funding is Wednesday 5th February.


Complex Care

Complex care midwifery education is postgraduate level study which enables midwives to develop their clinical skills in specific areas of practice which are relevant to their current work setting, or possible future areas of practice. It is formal postgraduate education which requires attendance at academic lectures, assignments and course work as well as clinical placements.  Applications are open to employed and self-employed midwives.

Further information can be found on the College’s website

Applications are made through the membership portal.


Kind Regards


Jacqui Anderson

Midwifery Advisor



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Government launches framework to drive health research

The Government has taken a major step towards ensuring health research in New Zealand brings maximum benefit to all New Zealanders.

Today’s joint announcement from the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) and the Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC) centres on a Prioritisation Framework which for the first time sets out a national vision for health research that will guide all government investment in this country and help coordinate research efforts across the sector.

“This is a paradigm shift,” says Dr Ian Town, Chief Science Advisor for the Ministry of Health. “It’s a hugely important piece of work which has significant implications for health research in New Zealand.

“It’s all about asking why we’re embarking on specific research programmes and asking how these programmes are going to benefit our communities.

“It’ll drive clearer roles and responsibilities and, ultimately, that means better health for individuals, whānau and communities.”

Dr Peter Crabtree, GM Science, Innovation and International for the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment says, “The new framework is a key part of the New Zealand Health Research Strategy (NZHRS) which aims to build a world-leading health research and innovation system that improves the health and wellbeing of all New Zealanders.”

Under the new framework, researchers applying for government funding will need to:

  • Address why their research is important to New Zealand

  • Consider mana tāngata and advancing Māori health

  • Meet the criteria of excellence

  • Ensure their research has the best chance of delivering impact

  • Include measures to improve health equity.

Dr Patricia Anderson, Chief Advisor Policy and Strategy at the Health Research Council says, “We’ve had great cross-sector support for the framework, with a wide range of stakeholders, two national public consultation processes, 10 regional workshops, and two cross-government hui.

“There’s been feedback from health researchers, research funders, NGOs, government agencies, primary health organisations, clinicians and allied health professionals, and Māori, Pacific and disability representatives.”

Implementing the NZHRS and the Prioritisation Framework is the joint responsibility of MBIE, the Ministry of Health and the HRC. Further engagement with research funders and providers will take place in the new year.

Details of the framework are available at the HRC website.

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