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Regional Reports

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Panui #42, Apr-May 2019

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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:

Other Useful Links
PMMRC recently published infographic following Covid-19 lockdown


Kia ora koutou


Please follow this link to see the recently published infographic developed by the PMMRC.  The need for these reminders were identified by maternity specialists who reviewed maternal deaths that occurred in Aotearoa New Zealand during the COVID-19 lockdown in the first half of 2020.r t


Please feel free to print copies and/or distribute to your networks.


Ngā mihi nui



Kirsty Mitchell

National Coordinator - PMMRC

Health Quality & Safety Commission

DDI: 04 901 6076

Cell: 021 531 289 |

Take part in the consultation on the WDC Orders in Council proposals


Through the Reform of Vocational Education, the vocational education sector is undergoing its biggest transformation in 35-years.

As part of the changes, six Workforce Development Councils (WDCs) are being established to provide the industry with greater leadership across vocational education and training.  Through WDCs, the industry will have a direct say in the training and skills needs of our workforce. 

Consultation is now open on the legislative instruments, known as the Order in Council proposals, to formally establish each WDC.

Kōrero mai  - have your say and tell us what you think about each WDC’s name, the industries it covers, and how it’s governed. Go to

Sign up to attend a consultation Zoom session

As part of the consultation, you are invited to register to attend a Zoom information session to hear more about the proposals.  For session details, and to register attendance, go to:  (if the link does not work, please try using Chrome or Firefox browsers).

Consultation on the WDC Orders in Council proposals closes on 5 February 2021. 

Update on the annual PMMRC report and webinar

Kia ora Koutou,


I am pleased to announce that the PMMRC webinar registration link has just gone live.  Please use the below link to register and circulate within your networks.


Link to register for the PMMRC webinar:


Ngā mihi nui





Jo Sorasio (she/her)

Senior Specialist Advisor

Perinatal and Maternal Mortality Review Committee

Health Quality & Safety Commission

Mobile: 027 436 2225

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