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Public responds to midwives’ call for support after ministry negotiations fall flat

Zahra
Shahtahmasebi
Health system improvement and innovation, Keriana Brooking: responsible for leadership and support for the ministry and sector to deliver improvements in quality and outcomes; also responsible for research and evidence, quality assurance and improvement, data analytics and support for innovation. Permanently appointed: 29 November 2018.
Keriana Brooking, from the Ministry of Health, says it is in regular communication with the College of Midwives
 Key points, The College of Midwives has been in mediation with the Ministry of Health over the college's 2015 claim of discrimination. The issues include fundin

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So..."Community midwives should also have the right to regular renegotiation as a collective, as GPs do via the PHO Services Agreement, Ms Eddy says"

Really ? what a remarkably strange comparison. There is nothing more disparate than these two funding systems. Why would they want to compare ? first of all it was pay parity ie. gender pseudo discrimination. 

And now they seem to want to be part of the capitation funding system for comprehensive primary care. So what ever happened to the State of the Art maternity record ?

The national maternity services are in absolute disarray, and the silliest thing is that there were years of warnings from primary care but Ministerial soulmates Helen and Heather were keen to simplify and demedicalise the system. 

The best thing now is that we have no desire to turn back the clock. 

The worst outcome for all of this is that there are no primary care midwifery or shared care midwifery services at most DHBs. A simple recipe for a Balkanised and poorly coordinated national maternity service.

....  And now they seem to want to be part of the capitation funding system for comprehensive primary care. So whatever happened to the State of the Art SHARED maternity record that was supposed to integrate midwifery/LMC care with the "rest" of primary care. Oh yes, unmonitored LMC handwritten records are still the gold standard for DHB's.

I guess developing quality of care initiatives in the New Zealand maternity services would probably be about as easy as keeping a block of ice at the Melbourne tennis.

Not that anyone in the Ministry has attempted the former. Of course 'monopoly' is not just a board game.