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U.S. Abortion Victory Will Protect NZ Women’s Rights

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 17:32:02 +1200 | Abortion Law Reform Association NZ

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to strike down a Texas anti-abortion law should stop activists in New Zealand trying to cut abortion access on spurious health grounds, the Abortion Law Reform Association of New Zealand says.More >>

Sue Wells shares her opinion with Liam Butler

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 15:57:43 +1200 | Liam Butler

Sue Wells shares her opinion with Liam Butler on CVD Risk Assessment in Older People How can the aged care and retirement sector apply the CVD and diabetes care e-health initiatives? Sue Wells, Associate Professor Health Innovation and Quality Improvement, ...More >>

On the Nation: Plain Packaging Debate

Sat, 25 Jun 2016 14:48:43 +1200 | The Nation

Imperial Tobacco leaves open possibility of law suit against New Zealand government if plain packaging is introduced, as planned. Says it’s a “last resort” but “of course we will defend the right to use our brands”. More >>

The path to patient centred care in NZ’s health system

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 16:09:57 +1200 | ASMS

The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS) has produced the first of a series of short papers arguing for patient centred care to be clearly driving changes in the health system.More >>

Govt grants should fund Kiwi tech pilots, founder says

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 16:51:06 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Govt grants should fund Kiwi tech pilots rather than hand out cash, start-up founder says More >>

Kiwis Count – positive ratings from patients

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 14:17:54 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Kiwis Count – positive ratings from patients Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says latest results from the Kiwis Count survey show New Zealanders continue to experience high levels of patient satisfaction with the health sector. “Kiwis Count is an ...More >>

NCHIP will help make sure no child falls between the cracks

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 12:35:41 +1200 | Taranaki District Health Board

The health of children in the Taranaki region will be better off with the launch of the National Child Health Information Platform (NCHIP) and Child and Youth Coordination Service (CaY-C) this week. More >>

Ambulance at the bottom of the cliff is full

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 10:55:08 +1200 | Salvation Army

The Salvation Army is gravely concerned that the depth and breadth of poverty currently in the spotlight is becoming seen as inevitable, normal and permanent. More >>

Celebrating volunteers in the disabled community

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 17:40:56 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Minister for Disability Issues 22 June 2016 Media Statement Celebrating volunteers in the disabled community More >>

Government Chooses Food Industry Over Children’s Health

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 14:13:50 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

The government has failed to take action against the food industry in the fight against childhood obesity, says New Zealand First. More >>

Sky Bridge next major step

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 10:41:16 +1200 | Waitemata District Health Board

Prime Minister the Rt Hon John Key today opened North Shore Hospital’s new Sky Bridge linking the Elective Surgery Centre (ESC) with the main hospital tower as part of plans to further integrate and expand services on the North Shore Hospital ...More >>

GMRI backs extension of free HPV vaccination to boys

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 10:22:25 +1200 | Gillies McIndoe Research Institute

Renowned plastic surgeon and cancer researcher Dr Swee Tan has come out in support of PHARMAC’s proposal to introduce free vaccinations to prevent human papillomavirus (HPV) induced throat cancers.More >>

Minister honours passing of Māori health leader

Tue, 21 Jun 2016 17:32:16 +1200 | New Zealand Government

21 June 2016 Media Statement Minister honours passing of Māori health leader Robin CooperMore >>

Progress Report from the Health Select Committee

Tue, 21 Jun 2016 16:42:42 +1200 | New Zealand Government

The Health Select Committee has received over 19,000 submissions in response to the Petition of Hon Maryan Street and 8974 Others. More >>

Commissioner invests in Primary Health Care for South

Tue, 21 Jun 2016 16:09:22 +1200 | Southern District Health Board

More clinical pharmacists, and greater access to “telehealth” were two significant investments in a safer, more patient-centred health system approved by Commissioner Kathy Grant, discussed at today’s Southern District Health Board Commissioner team ...More >>

Unlocking Family Medical History Is Key To Glaucoma Preventi

Tue, 21 Jun 2016 15:40:36 +1200 | SpecSavers

Less than half of the New Zealand population are aware of family eye health history, potentially putting their sight at risk More >>

Jonathan Coleman Healthcare Congress speech, Auckland

Tue, 21 Jun 2016 12:38:01 +1200 | New Zealand Government

I’d like to thank you all for the work that you do, there’s some impressive stuff happening. More >>

Veterans And First Responders Struggle

Mon, 20 Jun 2016 16:02:08 +1200 | Rannerdale Veteran Care

“When a Kiwi war veteran needs crowd fundraising to help pay for his post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) treatment, theres clearly a problem with the level of care and support were providing,” says Steve Shamy, General Manager of Rannderdale ...More >>

PSA to Minister Coleman: How many more deaths will it take?

Mon, 20 Jun 2016 15:00:49 +1200 | Public Service Association

New Zealand’s mental health system is spiralling deeper into crisis, the Public Service Association says, and urgently needs a wide-ranging probe into funding and supporting workers delivering vital services.More >>

Melanoma deaths could be avoided by an early access scheme

Mon, 20 Jun 2016 14:34:08 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

The tragic death of Dunedin’s Graeme Dore from advanced Melanoma underlines the cruelty of this Government in promising a treatment but delaying for months, says Labour’s Health Spokesperson Annette King.More >>

 

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