New Zealand Obstetric Ultrasound Guidelines

Closed 3 May 2019

Opened 26 Mar 2019


The draft New Zealand Obstetric Ultrasound Guidelines have been developed by a working group of sector clinical experts, with support from the Ministry of Health.

The guidelines are a key recommendation of the Maternity Ultrasound Advisory Group, which was a sub-group of the National Maternity Monitoring Group. The guidelines will support radiology professionals and lead maternity carers to deliver nationally consistent, clinically appropriate and high quality maternity ultrasound services.

The draft guidelines are presented for feedback purposes and do not represent the final format of the guidelines.

Providing your feedback

Consultation is open until 5pm, Friday 3 May 2019.

You can make a submission using our online submission form. The form asks for your feedback on each section of the guidelines, and for information on how you would prefer to access the guidelines.

Submitters do not have to use the submission form. However, submissions need to be on the content of the draft guidelines to be considered within scope of this consultation. All submissions that are in scope and received before the submission deadline will be considered.

Submissions can be emailed to the Ministry of Health at: (Please include ‘Guidelines’ in the subject line).

What happens next

Consultation has now closed.

The Ministry is currently analysing the written feedback and meeting with the sector clinical experts to finalise the New Zealand Obstetric Ultrasound Guidelines. It is anticipated that the Guidelines will be published on the Ministry of Health website mid-2019.


  • Health sector


  • Maternity