All midwifery study days have been postponed until at least the end of May 2020 while we are standing against Covid-19.

The education team will be in touch in due course to re-prioritise education. In the meantime, please take care and thank you to all midwives for their hard work during this time.

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, 272 KB] poster or email

Women's Health training schedule

  • Preceptorship for Midwives Page 1 Copy 3 Created with Sketch.

    This workshop will explore the practicall and communication aspects of being a fantastic midwifery preceptor! It will also outline the current AUT undergraduate programme and expectations of student midwives working at different levels in different placement areas. LMC midwives also welcome.


    Presented by: AUT faculty, ADHB/AUT Midwifery Development Education Service midwife Nicole Lawal and midwifery educators

    Time: 0800-1630

    Location: A+ Trust Room, Clinical Education Centre, Level 5, Auckland City Hospital

    Cost: Free of charge

    Dates: 2020 - 4th May, 21st October

    Book on Kiosk (AHDB staff) or email

  • Mobile Epidural Labour Sessions Page 1 Copy 3 Created with Sketch.

    Facilitated by Specialist Anaesthetist Dr Matthew Drake, these sessions are suitable for all core midwifery staff (experienced, new grads, new starters) and independent midwife LMC access holders. In association with a new guideline soon to be released "Epidural Analgesia in Labour - Management and Care", completion of either an online module or attendance at a face-to-face session will be mandatory for core staff looking after women with an epidural in labour and is strongly encouraged for LMCs, particularly if they wish to mobilise women with an epidural.

    Presented by: Dr Matthew Drake

    Time: 0800-1030

    Location: 30th March in NICU Education Room, remaining dates in the Ward 96/98 meeting room

    Cost: Free of charge to all 


    Monday 30th March, Monday 4th May, Monday 25th May, Monday 29th June, Monday 17th August, Monday 14th September, Monday 12th October, Tuesday 17th November, Monday 14th December

    Book through Kiosk or email to reserve your place.

    Mobile Labour Epidural Sessions Poster

  • Baby study day Page 1 Copy 3 Created with Sketch.
    • 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: 11th May 2020, 19th October 2020

    Cost: $50 for LMCs.

    Baby study day May 2020

  • Bereavement care in Women's Health - a guide to perinatal loss Page 1 Copy 3 Created with Sketch.

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

  • Midwifery Emergency Skills Refresher Page 1 Copy 3 Created with Sketch.

    Midwifery Emergency Skills Refresher sessions will recommence in mid-June. Sessions will be delivered in small groups and in a different format. PLEASE IGNORE ANY EXISTING BOOKING YOU MAY HAVE FOR AN MESR DAY for the remainder of the year. The Educators have created a database of when all of you did this training (or PROMPT as a substitute) in the previous Council year and will be prioritising bookings accordingly. ONLY once you personally receive an email asking you to book on, then access the spreadsheet via the below link to indicate which sessions you will attend (it will save automatically and you can also go back in and delete). The content is delivered over three modules. You may choose to come on all three on the same day or attend over several weeks. You will receive a certificate upon completion of all three.

    • Shoulder Dystocia & Breech
    • Postpartum Haemorrhage & Maternal Collapse
    • Neonatal Resuscitation (inc. PANDA resuscitaire
    • ISBAR, communication and teamwork skills will be woven th

    Presented by: ADHB midwifery educators

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

    Cost: Free


    If you have any problems with these instructions email

  • COMBO Page 1 Copy 3 Created with Sketch.

    The COMBO study day provides 4 hours of breastfeeding education plus another 4 hours of topical education of local interest (which changes on a yearly basis). Attendance at the whole day is encouraged, however staff may attend a half-day only. The 4hrs of breastfeeding study can be used by ADHB core staff to meet Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative annual requirements. Content for 2020-2021 (Midwifery Council year) COMBO is as follows:

    Breastfeeding and additional topics TBA

    Presented by: Lactation Consultants and Midwifery Educators

    Time: 0800-1630

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

    Dates: 2020: 1st April, 6th May, 21st May, 24th June, 3rd September, 12th October, 5th November, 18th November, 2nd December


  • FSEP – Fetal Survellance education programme Page 1 Copy 3 Created with Sketch.

    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: Level 9 Lecture Theatre, Building, Auckland City Hospital (please note that this area of the hospital requires a swipe card to access)

    Cost: $45

    Dates: March 5th & September 24th, 2020

    Book through Kiosk or email to reserve your place.

  • GAP – GROW charts and the Growth Assessment Protocol Page 1 Copy 3 Created with Sketch.

    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: 0830-1230

    Location: 14th November, Level 9 Lecture Theatre, Support Building, ACH 

    Cost:  Free

    Dates: 2020: 24th March, 14th July, 10th November

    Book through Kiosk or email

  • Immunisation study day Page 1 Copy 3 Created with Sketch.

    This course provides midwives with the most up-to-date immunisation knowledge relevant to their practice including the National Immunisation Schedule changes, vaccine composition, safety of vaccines in pregnancy, administration of vaccines and talking with parents about vaccines.

    Presented by: The Immunisation Advisory Centre

    Time: 0800-1600

    Location: Neurology Room, Clinical Education Centre, Level 5, Building 32, Auckland City Hospital

    Cost: Free of charge

    Date: 2020 - 1st May & 2nd November

    Book on KIOSK (ADHB staff) or email

    Click here for more information.

  • Newborn Life Support Page 1 Copy 3 Created with Sketch.

    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.

    The day includes a formal written and practical assessment. 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 Course Directosr; Jo Hegarty, Sarah Bellhouse, Beatle Treadwell and other NZRC NLS accredited instructors (midwives and NICU NNPs)

    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: 2020 - 17th February, 23rd March, 18th May, 8th June, 21st September, 7th December

    Book on Kiosk (AHDB staff) or email

  • Preventing Severe Perineal Harm Page 1 Copy 3 Created with Sketch.

    This exciting interactive workshop will provide midwives with an opportunity to explore, asses and improve their knowledge and practice around perineal trauma prevention

    • latest evidence and update on ADHB initiatives and resources
    • Discuss and share midwifery knowledge
    • Hands-on skills

    Time: 0800-1630

    Cost: Free of charge

    Date: TBC

    Further details tbc.

    Book on KIOSK (ADHB staff) or email

  • Supporting Physiological Labour and Birth Page 1 Copy 3 Created with Sketch.
    What's in your Midwifery Kete? - Sharing our tips, tricks and wisdom for supporting physiological labour and birth
    • Review of the physiology/discussion of the barriers: societal, environmental and institutional influences, fears etc.
    • Decision-making around fetal monitoring/protecting membranes/psychoprophylaxis/water for labour and birth/movement
    • Mobilisation and support ‘props’ for normal labour and malpositions/sterile water injections/manual rotation
    and more...
    Where: A+ Trust Room, Clinical Education Centre, Level 5, Auckland City Hospital
    When: 13th March, 18th September, 9th December
    Time: 0800-1630
    Cost: Free to ADHB Core staff (book on Kiosk)
  • PROMPT - Practical Obstetric Multi-Professional Training Page 1 Copy 3 Created with Sketch.

    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: 2020 - 25th March, 17th June, 11th September, 13th November

    Free to core staff. $100 for LMC midwives

    Book on KIOSK (ADHB staff) or email

  • Cultural Competency in Practice workshop - including Tūranga Kaupapa principles Page 1 Copy 3 Created with Sketch.

    Tūranga Kaupapa are a set of principles developed by Nga Maia o Aotearoa and formally adopted by both the Midwifery Council of New Zealand and the New Zealand College of Midwives. This workshop will develop midwives' awareness of the principles and skills in applying them to everyday practice as part of overall cultural competency in healthcare provision.

    Presented by: Facilitator TBC

    Time: 0800-1630

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

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

    Dates: 20th February, 14th May - further dates TBA

    Book on KIOSK or LMCs email