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Historic moment for health care in New Zealand

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 08:41:59 +1300 | Primary Health Alliance

Dame Annette King has been confirmed as the inaugural independent Chair of a new Federation of primary health care providers and representative agencies which has been formed following a high level summit held in Wellington on Friday 16 February ...More >>

Talks begin on e-cigarettes and vaping advice

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 16:59:10 +1300 | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

Ministry of Health (MoH) and Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ begin talks on e-cigarettes and vaping More >>

#MyLifeMyChoice Campaign Goes Live

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 12:59:33 +1300 | ACT New Zealand

ACT Leader David Seymour today launched a series of videos that will feature in a social media campaign for the End of Life Choice Bill. “The #MyLifeMyChoice campaign will highlight the personal stories of Kiwis suffering with terminal illness”, ...More >>

Consumer NZ sunscreen complaint results in action

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 12:30:35 +1300 | Consumer NZ

A Consumer NZ complaint about a sunscreen that failed to meet its label claims has resulted in manufacturer Johnson & Johnson agreeing to only sell products that meet the joint Australian and New Zealand standard. More >>

Feminists Interrupt at Auckland Pride Parade

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 12:13:52 +1300 | Charlie Montague

Feminist activists Charlie Montague and Renée Gerlich dropped a banner at the front of the Auckland Pride Parade. The banner read: STOP GIVING KIDS SEX HORMONES – PROTECT LESBIAN YOUTH “ Organisations like RainbowYouth and InsideOut, as well ...More >>

Govt must investigate BOP DHB’s staff bullying processes

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 15:09:18 +1300 | CultureSafe

Call for the Government to investigate Bay of Plenty District Health Board’s staff bullying investigation processes. More >>

Midwifery in Crisis

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 10:06:43 +1300 | NZ College Of Midwives

Midwives are appealing to the new Government to act urgently to deal with the unfolding crisis in New Zealand’s midwifery workforce. More >>

No Public Mandate To Change Abortion Law

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 09:57:50 +1300 | Family First

Family First NZ says that the Labour government has no mandate to weaken abortion laws and the public has no appetite for the abortion laws to be liberalized. “The Abortion Supervisory Committee complains that nobody is listening. That is the way ...More >>

Wrong to Call Abortion Health Care

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 09:48:13 +1300 | Family Life International

Abortion Supervisory Committee Wrong to Call Abortion Health Care The Abortion Supervisory Committee's call for greater access to abortion as health care and specifically for the people in South Auckland is of serious concern.More >>

ALRANZ Hopes Law Commission Will Result in Reform

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 22:54:19 +1300 | Abortion Law Reform Association NZ

Abortion Law Reform Association of New Zealand MEDIA RELEASE 16 February 2018 ALRANZ Hopes Law Commission Will Result in Reform ALRANZ acknowledges Justice Minister Little’s announcement this afternoon of an upcoming Law Commission review of New Zealand’s ...More >>

Shared Electronic Health record To Enhance Patient Care

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 17:17:23 +1300 | Northland District Health Board

Increasing the likelihood of a person being treated where they want to be, and how they want to be, is a priority for Northland DHB and North Haven Hospice. More >>

Open Letter regarding 1080 and brodifacoum Poisoning Events

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 12:16:49 +1300 | Sue Grey

Please find attached a link to a Register of Unintended Poisoning Events caused or suspected to be caused by 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) and/or brodifacoum pest control poisons.More >>

Petition to further restrict psychoactive substances

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 11:18:09 +1300 | New Zealand National Party

Simeon Brown MP for Pakuranga MP for Pakuranga Simeon Brown has today launched a petition calling for tougher penalties for suppliers of psychoactive substances. “My petition calls for both tougher sentences for those who supply illegal synthetic ...More >>

Regulator asks how gene-edited food should be treated

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 11:02:39 +1300 | Science Media Centre

Planning for future GM foods coming down the line, the food safety regulator, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) is calling for suggestions for how it should consider applications for foods that have been made using new genetic techniques ...More >>

Improved water quality - more rivers suitable for swimming

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 10:46:00 +1300 | Horizons Regional Council

Improved water quality in Horizons Region shows more rivers more suitable for swimming An independent report has shown that water quality for sediment and E. coli have improved over the past 7-10 years in the Horizons Region and concluded there are ...More >>

NZ research influences international treatment for gout

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 09:50:59 +1300 | Medicines New Zealand

Otago University’s Professor Lisa Stamp will receive the Medicines New Zealand 2017 Value of Medicines Award tonight for her breakthrough research into gout. Her research was the first randomized controlled trial to demonstrate an improved dosing ...More >>

National ASMS Direct Feb 14

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 15:39:08 +1300 | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

Welcome to the 2nd issue for 2018 of ASMS Direct , our national electronic publication. You can also keep in touch with the latest news and views on health issues relevant to public hospital specialists via our website , which contains links ...More >>

Unions welcome commitment to support worker pay equity

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 13:45:44 +1300 | PSA

The Council of Trade Unions, the Public Service Association and E tū welcome the Government’s commitment to equal pay for mental health and addiction support workers. More >>

Depth and diversity focus of Hauora Māori Scholarships

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 12:41:35 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Depth and diversity focus of Hauora Māori Scholarships Applications open today for health scholarships designed to provide opportunities for Māori in the health and disability sector. Announcing the opening of applications for Hauora Māori Scholarships ...More >>

Gearing up to welcome thousands of new bubs in 2018

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 11:56:45 +1300 | Capital and Coast District Health Board

The old year is out and the new year is in – and midwives, nurses, medical teams and lead maternity carers (LMCs) across the Wellington region are gearing up for another busy 12 months.More >>


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