The Medical Sciences Council of New Zealand will be uploading and providing any updates on COVID-19 on this page instead of the News Tab.

The Council urges all practitioners to keep well-informed and updated on all COVID -19 announcements. 

You can find all past announcements under the "Useful Links" to the right.



Letter from Ministry of Health re: Level 2

8 May 2020 

The Ministry of Health has issued information regarding health care at Level 2. You can view this document here.


CPD Advice

3 April 2020:


The Council has received a number of queries from practitioners who are concerned about meeting their CPD requirements during this time of health services being focused on responding to the COVID-19 pandemic situation.

The Council expects that practitioners will have already completed their CPD activities for the 2019-2020 year and so those called for an audit should have their CPD information to-hand.  However we will be extending the timing of the 2020 audit:

The audit for MLTs, MLPATs and ATs that was scheduled for April will be deferred until later in 2020.  The date will be decided once we have more clarity about the national lockdown and its likely time span.

CPD requirements for 2020-2021 will be considered separately once we have a better understanding of the effect of the pandemic on practitioners.  We expect this may take some months.