Council Statements and Guidance
COVID-19 Vaccine and your professional responsibility (Updated October 2021)
The Council issued a guidance statement for all midwives regarding the COVID-19 vaccine and professional responsibility in August 2021. It has also provided further guidance regarding the mandatory vaccination order.
Previous advice provided to midwives
17 November 2021
28 October 2021
18 August 2021
Support and the Midwife (September 2018)
The Council has issued a position statement on support and the role of the midwife. The Council’s position is that midwives have a duty of care at all times as a health professional with women and their families. When a midwife is with a woman in a clinical context she is always in attendance as a midwife. Midwives are encouraged to read the Council statement which can be found in the Relevant Documents section on this page.
Midwife’s scope of practice with regard to the assessment and diagnosis of tongue tie and the practice of frenotomy (April 2016)
The Council issued a practice statement regarding this practice which can be found in the Relevant Documents section on this page.
This document is scheduled for review.
This information is correct as 20/05/2022