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Regional Reports

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Rua Pokai Nga Maia i te Rauaroha

Tamaki Makaurau

Panui #42, Apr-May 2019

Panui #41, Feb-Mar 2019

Panui #40, Dec-Jan 2019

Panui #39, Oct-Nov 2018

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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:


We hope you enjoy reading this paper and please remember that you can search the New Zealand Midwifery Research Database for a comprehensive index of midwifery research undertaken in New Zealand:

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Te Aroha a Hine: Maori Midwifery Workforce

Te Aronga a Hine was a collaborative between Nga Maia, Te Rau Ora and Counties Manukau Health supported by the Ministry of Health (Workforce) that was focused on building the evidence base to inform the workforce required to centre on the health needs of Wahine Māori and their whānau.

These reports were the final two steps to understanding the Māori midwifery landscape. It provides evidence with the qualitative descriptions, views, and Mātauranga (knowledge) from Māori māma and Māori midwives who have experienced the maternity care system in New Zealand and who also come with knowledge from the past which has shaped their outlook of maternity care today.

Whaia te Aronga a Nga Kaiwhakawhānau Māori

Te Aronga a Hine - Ngā Māmā

Notification of the Primary Maternity Services Amendment Notice 2020

Tēnā koe 


Please find attached:

  • a letter with notification of an intent to amend the fee schedule of Primary Maternity Services Amendment 2007

  • the draft Primary Maternity Services Amendment Notice (2) 2020

  • new draft Schedule 1 with amended fees.


We are increasing fees paid to LMC midwives for 12 of the 44 modules of care for complex cases and rural services. The new fee schedule will be implemented on 1 October 2020 and effective from 1 July 2020.


We would appreciate it if you could distribute this information to your members.


This information is also available on the Ministry's website:


You can also find a set of FAQs at: [insert a web link to Sector Updates page]


If you require any further clarification please email


Ngā mihi


Gina Anderson-Lister

Acting Group Manager, Community Health System Improvement and Innovation

Ministry of Health

Increase to primary maternity fees for rural and complex care modules

PPE disinfection for potential reuse survey

We want to understand your views, attitudes and perceptions on the disinfection of

personal protective equipment (PPE) for potential reuse.

In pandemic situations, such as the current COVID-19 scenario, hospital resources are

frequently stretched beyond capacity, as has already occurred in many countries across the

globe. Preventing the spread of COVID-19 to and from health care and other 'frontline'

workers and patients into the wider community relies on the availability and effective use of


Globally there are shortages of PPE, with supply chain and distribution issues, closed borders 

and reduced freight, and in some instances, stock that is “not fit for use”.

One proposed solution to this problem is the disinfection of PPE for potential reuse.

However, this needs to be acceptable for those who will be direct end-users. It is critical that health professionals and frontline workers’ voices are prioritised in this process.

Your responses to this survey will help us understand under what circumstances you believe

it may be acceptable to undertake PPE disinfection for potential reuse. This study is not advocating for PPE reuse per se, rather whether it is acceptable.

View details of the survey here. 


You can take the survey using the link below, where you can also find the participant

information sheet and consent form. You can choose to go in the draw to win one of three

$100 vouchers (Pak’N’Save or petrol). Thank-you for your valuable time with this survey.

The survey closes on Tuesday 3rd November.

Approved by the Auckland Health Research Ethics Committee on 30 September 2020 for three years. Reference number AH2640.

Publication of the New Zealand 2018 Maternity Clinical Indicators

Tēnā koutou,


I am pleased to announce that the New Zealand 2018 Maternity clinical Indicators have been published on the Ministry of Health website today. The indicators are presented in a new format through a web-based tool and a background document in word. Using the web-based tool will ensure a more timely process for uploading the data in the future.




Ngā mihi,



Amanda Rouse

Senior Advisor


Community Health System Improvement and Innovation

Ministry of Health

Mobile: 0211900862


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