Women's Health College

Our vision

The Women's Health College will be a significant driving force to ensure all women in Aotearoa/New Zealand will receive optimum healthcare.

Our mission statement and Strategic Plan

Women's Health College is the professional nursing voice for women's health and related issues. As stakeholders we will advocate for women and influence health policy. We aim to provide nursing leadership to promote, support and advance nursing practice in relation to women’s health in Aotearoa/New Zealand.

Our logo

The logo is reflective of women’s health and is representative of:

  • the continuum of women’s health
  • a journey
  • embracing
  • every circle has an circle outside symbolising the caring and nurturing nature of nursing in women’s health
  • beginning of life/women’s journey
  • circle of life.

About us

In 2017 we became the Women’s Health College. The history of our group dates back to 2003. Our members are a diverse group of women, working across a wide range of women’s health specialties from all regions of New Zealand.

The college offer annual conferences and educational opportunities through scholarships, the committee works on behalf of the members to raise awareness of women’s health issues.

We contribute to submissions at a national level that affect the health and well being of women in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Latest news

NZ Fertility Research Review #28

Nominations: Clinical Lead and Working Group roles

2021-05 NCSP Update - May 2021

2021-03 WHC March Newsletter

2021-03-29 Parliament unanimously passes bereavement leave for miscarriages, stillbirths — second in the world to do so

2020-11-03 November 2020 WHC meeting minutes

2021-2025 WHC Strategic Plan (PDF, 295KB)

2020-08-04 WHC Committee Meeting Minutes (PDF, 271KB)

2020-05-26 WHC Committee Meeting Minutes (PDF, 7.7MB)

2020-03-03 WHC Committee Meeting Minutes (PDF, 253KB)

WHC Conference 2020 postponed

New Zealand introduces endometriosis guidelines for doctors

Diagnosis and Management of Endometriosis in New Zealand

Give your Cervix some screen time

2019-10-22 WHC Committee Minutes (PDF, 350KB)

2019-05-23 WHC Committee Minutes (235KB)

2019-06 WHC June Newsletter

2019 Queen's Birthday Honours: Dr Christine Roke receives NZOM

2019 Queen's Birthday Honours: Christchurch GP Sue Bagshaw made a Dame

2019-07-05 WHC Committee meeting minutes (PDF, 290KB)

2019-05 WHC AGM - Chairperson's Report (PDF, 273KB)

2019-05 WHC AGM - Professional Nurse Advisor's Report (PDF, 440KB)

2019-05 WHC Financial Statement as at 31 March 2019 (PDF, 393KB)

2019-05 WHC AGM - Treasurer's Report (PDF, 90KB)

2019-02-27 WHC Committee meeting minutes (PDF, 152KB)

2018-10 Ministerial Briefing Paper on Alternatives approaches to Abortion Law (PDF, 2.3MB)

2018-10 News article Abortion Law review findings released

2018-05 WHC AGM - Minutes (PDF, 135KB)

2017-12 Proposed Changes to Cervical Screening Programme