ADHB offers a comprehensive in-house education and training programme. This is designed to support midwives in meeting the Midwifery Council  and ADHB mandatory education requirements and also contributes to promotion of local and National quality and safety fundamentals. 

The programme aims to foster and enhance midwifery philosophy, clinical skills and wisdom, as well as providing vital learning opportunities for multidisciplinary team-working.  The midwifery education team are either solely responsible for or contribute to, the implementation of the various study days and initiatives within the programme.

The educators also have a significant support and advisory role and encourage staff and access holders to contact them with any queries or requests. Midwives on the New Graduate Programme will, in addition, have individually tailored study days/workshops (not published on this website).

Our team

Sam Jones

Sam has worked clinically at ADHB since 2009, as a core staff midwife on all wards and as a Clinical Charge Midwife on Tamaki ward and then Labour and Birthing Suite. Sam joined the education team in 2017.

Lou McInnes

If you have a questions or queries about training, email the team on

Click here for more Midwifery Council recertification requirements.

Other events

NZ APEC Annual Study Day

This year's NZ APEC Annual Pre-eclampsia & Fetal Growth Restriction Study Day will be held on Friday 22nd November 2019 at the Rutherford Hotel, Nelson.

This popular study day attracts multi-disciplinary prac-titioners across the spectrum of midwifery, obstetrics, fetal medicine and neonatal and is an excellent oppor-tunity to hear of the latest research & developments in detection, diagnosis and treatment of pre-eclampsia and fetal growth restriction.

For more information, see the NZ APEC Study Day [PDF, 487 KB] poster or email

Women's Health training schedule

  • Baby study day

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    • Newborn examination skills refresher
    • How to make sense of GBS guidelines and recognise an infected baby
    • Hypoglycaemia and the newborn
    • National screening update
    • Wellchild enrolmnet - closing the gap for our highest needs babies
    • The microbiome and the newborn
    • Further topics to be announced!

    Fore details, take a look at our Baby Study Day poster.

    For more information, contact the Midwifery Education team.

    Dates: 20th May, 22nd October

    Cost: $50 for LMCs.

  • Bereavement care in Women's Health - a guide to perinatal loss

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    Content TBA. For more information, contact the Midwifery Education team.

  • Combined Emergency Skills Refresher for midwives

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    All midwives need to do this each year unless you have done the PROMPT course.

    Topics covered:

    • Maternal Collapse
    • Neonatal Resuscitation
    • Sepsis
    • Shoulder Dystocia
    • Bleeding Emergencies

    Presented by: Sam Jones, Heather Donald, Kate Wrightson

    Time: 0800-1630

    Location: Clinical Skills Centre Level 4 Building 1 Auckland City Hospital

    Cost: $180 for access holders

    Dates: 12th March, 26th March, 14th May, 11th June, 23rd July, 13th August, 17th September, 14th October, 11th November, 17th December

    Book on KIOSK (ADHB staff) or email


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    The morning of COMBO day provides 4 hours of breastfeeding education. Topics for the 2019-2020 Midwifery Council year to be confirmed. These 4 hours can be used by ADHB core staff to meet Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative annual requirements.

    Content for the remaining 4 hours of the day changes on a yearly basis. This year’s topics are:

    • Tūranga kaupapa cultural competency training – understanding the ten principles and learning how to embed them into midwifery practice
    • Introduction to Aranga Tētēkura , maternal wellbeing and child protection service. Who are we? And what do we do? Understanding when and how to utilise this important resource.
    • Pregnancy and Parenting Programme – information for midwives

    Presented by: Lactation Consultants and Midwifery Educators

    Time: 0800-1630

    Location: Clinical Education Centre, Level 5, Auckland City Hospital

    Dates: 3rd April, 2nd May, 5th June, 4th July, 7th August, 11th September, 2nd October, 6th November, 4th December

    Book on Kiosk or email

  • FSEP – Fetal Survellance education programme

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    The FSEP Full program runs for 7 hours and provides a solid foundation of information for all clinicians involved in antenatal and intrapartum care. The Full program is structured to cumulatively build understanding. Participants in the Full program also complete the FSEP MCQ assessment at the end of the session. This is our core education program and is suited to most clinicians requiring education or an update in cardiotocography.

    Presented by: Izzy Eadie - NZ FSEP Educator

    Time: 0800-1530

    Location: Clinical Education Centre, Level 5 Building 32, ACH

    Cost: $45

    Dates: 28th March, 24th October

    Book through Kiosk or email to reserve your place.

  • GAP – GROW charts and the Growth Assessment Protocol

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    Content includes:

    Evidence and best practice

    • Fetal growth restriction and pregnancy outcome  

    • Customised charts: principles, and clinical implications

    • Risk assessment and surveillance: guidelines, algorithms

    Clinical application

    • Fundal height - standardised measurement and plotting

    • Referral protocols – indications for further investigation

    • Clinical and practical application – case studies

    • Documentation and record keeping - plotting and referral scenarios

    • Q&A

    Presented by: Midwife Educators, ADHB and Perinatal Institute

    Time: 1300-1600

    Location: Meeting room 92066, Level 9, Support Building (past WH Ultrasound)

    Cost:  Free

    Dates: 11 April, 25 July

    Book through Kiosk or email

  • Immunisation study day

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    Content TBA. Contact the Midwifery Education team for more information.

    Dates: 17th May, 1st October

  • Newborn Life Support

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    The New Zealand Resuscitation Council Newborn Life Support course is for health professionals who provide newborn life support, including midwives and those working in neonatology.

    Attendees who pass the New Zealand Resuscitation Council Newborn Life Support course are issued the NZRC Certificate of Resuscitation in Newborn Life Support.

    Presented by: NLS Instructors; Jo Hegarty, Sarah Bellhouse

    Time: 0800-1630

    Location: NICU Education Room and Labour and Birthing Suite, Level 9, Building 32, ACH

    Cost: $50 for ADHB staff and access holders. $100 for others

    Dates: 8th April, 22nd May, 12th August, 18th September, 31st October, 9th December

    Book on Kiosk (AHDB staff) or email

  • Optimising physiological birth: sharing and promoting midwifery tips, tricks and wisdom

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    Content TBA. Contact the Midwifery Education team for more information.

  • Pre-eclmapsia update for midwives 1/2 day refresher

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    1/2 day update for midwives practising in the community and hospital settings to enhance clinical practice.

    Date: 26th November 2019

    Time: 0800-1230

    Location: Clincial Education Centre, Auckland Hospital

    Cost: $25 for LMCs

    For more information, see the study day poster or email

  • PROMPT - Practical Obstetric Multi-Professional Training

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    Practical Obstetric Multi-Professional Training is an evidence based multi-professional simulation training workshop for obstetric emergencies. It is associated with direct improvements in perinatal outcome and has been proven to improve knowledge, clinical skills and team working.

    Presented byThe ADHB PROMPT Faculty

    Time: 0800-1630

    Location: Clinical Education Centre, Level 5, Building 32, ACH

    Dates: 13th March, 19th June, 13th September, 22nd November

    Book on KIOSK (ADHB staff) or email

  • Tūranga Kaupapa Cultural Competency Training

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    Tūranga Kaupapa are a reference and source of support for midwives, wahine and whanau and were developed by Nga Maia in 2006 to enhance Nga Maia kaupapa and to provide cultural guidelines. Turanga Kaupapa are guidelines for cultural competence developed by Nga Maia o Aotearoa and formally adopted by both the Midwifery Council of New Zealand and the New Zealand College of Midwives.

    Presented by: Megan Tahere

    Time: 0800-1630

    Location: Te Whetu Tawera, Te Rama Ora, Building 35, ACH

    Cost:  ADHB Employees free, non-ADHB employees $150

    Dates: 7th May, 6th August, 19th November

    Email Megan on to book.