Latest Health Policy Headlines

Leading innovators in wellbeing establish a fresh direction

Sun, 29 Mar 2015 22:28:40 +1300 | Dragon Institute

Driven by the need to foster innovation and quality in developing wellbeing solutions, globally respected health professionals Dr Hayden McRobbie and Nigel Chee have founded the Dragon Institute. The co-founders felt that the creation of the Dragon Institute ...More >>

A ‘fit note’ not a ‘sick note’ is the key to good health

Sat, 28 Mar 2015 11:03:07 +1300 | Royal Australasian College of Physicians

A ‘fit note’ not a ‘sick note’ is the key to good health in the workplace More >>

Stopping Ebola With Courage

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:32:13 +1300 | NZ Red Cross

When my colleague Josh told me a few weeks ago the Red Cross emblems had been temporarily taken off our cars in Guinea, I found it hard to grasp what I was hearing. But being in Conakry and experiencing the hostility of some in the community first-hand, I ...More >>

ACC report confirms volatility in accounts

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:18:43 +1300 | New Zealand Government

ACC’s latest quarterly report highlights the impact of short-term volatilities on the ACC scheme’s financial position, says ACC Minister Nikki Kaye. “The overall financial position of the scheme has improved over the past few years and it is now ...More >>

Government signs another under-the-radar treaty

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 14:37:21 +1300 | New Zealand Nurses Organisation

The Government has signed another trade treaty that will affect health in New Zealand. The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) is concerned that New Zealanders have had no say at all on the content of the Government Procurement Agreement deal, and ...More >>

Four highest polling nominees for Medical Council named

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 14:28:16 +1300 | Medical Council of New Zealand

Four highest polling nominees for Medical Council named The Medical Council today named the four highest polling nominees in its recent election. Mr Philip Pigou, the Council’s Returning Officer and Chief Executive said that the election process ...More >>

Managing risk for food manufacturers: Lincoln short courses

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 14:22:37 +1300 | Lincoln University

Increasingly complex and rapidly changing patterns in global food consumption, manufacturing and retailing are creating a whole new range of problems in food safety, according to Lincoln University Senior Lecturer in Food Microbiology Dr Malik Hussain.More >>

IPCA identifies significant problems in Police custody

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 13:22:58 +1300 | Independent Police Conduct Authority

In releasing two reports today, the Independent Police Conduct Authority has highlighted a number of significant problems with the way in which Police deal with people who are detained in Police cells.More >>

Counties Manukau Police Respond to IPCA Report

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:16:01 +1300 | New Zealand Police

Counties Manukau Police accept the findings of today’s report from the Independent Police Conduct Authority following the death of 20 year old Sentry Taitoko while in Police custody in February 2014, and say recommendations following the tragedy ...More >>

Police accept Authority findings

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:15:13 +1300 | New Zealand Police

Police accepts the findings of two Independent Police Conduct Authority reports released today highlighting issues with the management of people in custody, and is continuing to work with the responsible agencies to address them.More >>

Heart help at the click of a mouse

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 11:08:16 +1300 | The Heart Foundation

Isolated heart attack survivors can now access cardiac rehabilitation from the comfort of home, thanks to a ground-breaking website launched by the Heart Foundation. More >>

eReferral system rolled out across South Island

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 10:57:58 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says Southern DHB has now completed the South Island’s rollout of eReferrals, enabling faster more accurate transfer of patient information. More >>

Govt must be more transparent on investor state clauses

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 10:24:15 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

The Government must be more transparent around the draft investor state dispute settlements in the TPPA, says David Parker, Labour’s Export Growth and Trade spokesperson. More >>

Podiatry service saves lives, and limbs

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 10:00:39 +1300 | Midlands Health Network

A ground breaking service started by Midlands Health Network is improving the lives of hundreds of people with diabetes and helping reduce the number of amputations. More >>

Canterbury measles free

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 19:25:42 +1300 | Canterbury District Health Board

Dr Alistair Humphrey, Canterbury Medical Officer of Health, says a combination of factors have allowed health authorities to declare Canterbury measles free. More >>

Lorraine Downes says host a brekkie for cancer research

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 19:02:06 +1300 | Pink Ribbon

Lorraine Downes says host a brekkie for breast cancer research – May is Pink Ribbon Breakfast month More >>

Nurses welcome new Director General of Health

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:24:54 +1300 | New Zealand Nurses Organisation

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) warmly welcomes Chai Chuah to his new role as Chief Executive and Director-General of the Ministry of Health. More >>

Senior Doctors Union Welcomes Top Health Appointment

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:26:18 +1300 | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

Senior Doctors Union Welcomes Top Health Appointment The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS) welcomes the appointment of Chai Chuah as Chief Executive and Director-General of the Ministry of Health.More >>

$2m for extra safeguards to maternity care

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:39:22 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says cases where a woman becomes seriously unwell during maternity care will now be audited by a panel of experts. “It is important that new mothers and babies receive high quality care across New Zealand,” says ...More >>

Secret TPPA Investment Chapter Released

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 12:08:13 +1300 | Wikileaks

WikiLeaks releases today the "Investment Chapter" from the secret negotiations of the TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) agreement. The document adds to the previous WikiLeaks publications of the chapters for Intellectual Property Rights (November ...More >>

 

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
Archives
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news