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 updated 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 the midwife's Scope of Practice with regard to tongue tie and the practice of frenotomy which can be found in the Relevant Documents section on this page.

This document is scheduled for review.


Statement on the Scope of Practice of the midwife with regard to the prescription of controlled drugs (July 2014)

The Council issued a statement on the Scope of Practice of the midwife with regard to the prescription of controlled drugs in 2014. This can be found in the Relevant Documents sections on this page.

This document is scheduled for review.

This information is correct as 10/06/2022