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Federation invites inaugural membership applications

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 18:21:54 +1200 | Federation of Primary Health

The Establishment Board setting up the Federation of Primary Health Aotearoa New Zealand met for its latest meeting on Tuesday 17 July 2018 under the chairmanship of Dame Annette King.More >>

Acting PM is wrong on mental health pilot

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 12:41:46 +1200 | New Zealand National Party

Acting Prime Minister Winston Peters is either genuinely confused or he has deliberately made false statements to media today that the mental health crisis call response pilot had come to its end, National’s Police spokesperson Chris Bishop says.More >>

Syphilis deaths highlight need for proper resourcing

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 16:07:44 +1200 | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“The heart-wrenching news that babies have died from syphilis underscores yet again the importance of properly funding and resourcing essential health services,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists ...More >>

More support needed for breastfeeding senior doctors

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 12:52:33 +1200 | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

Breastfeeding senior doctors returning to paid work in public hospitals after parental leave need suitable facilities and enough time to express milk or feed their babies, as well as supportive colleagues and managers, says Dr Charlotte Chambers, Principal ...More >>

Police disappointed after mental health pilot dropped

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 10:51:26 +1200 | RNZ

Police officers are upset a proposal to improve 111 callouts has been dumped and mental health advocates hope it may yet be salvaged. More >>

Protest to HNZ Minister over sick home creating sick kids

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 09:56:10 +1200 | Dr Lance O'Sullivan

Dr O'Sullivan's protest to Minister of Housing NZ over sick homes creating sick kids More >>

The Nation: NZNO, NZEI and EMA

Sat, 14 Jul 2018 13:36:15 +1200 | The Nation

On Newshub Nation: Lisa Owen interviews NZ Nursing Organisation’s Cee Payne, NZEI Te Riu Roa’s Lynda Stuart and Kim Campbell of the Employer and Manufacturers Association More >>

Conversion Pressure or Love and Acceptance?

Sat, 14 Jul 2018 11:56:08 +1200 | New Zealand Association Of Psychotherapists

The New Zealand Association of Psychotherapists support the call of Rainbow Youth and others for the banning of conversion therapy in Aotearoa. More >>

Ministry of Health admits losing NZ billions

Fri, 13 Jul 2018 15:08:51 +1200 | Hemp Foundation

Ministry of Health admits losing NZ billions The Minister of Primary Industry spoke positively at NZs first Hemp Summit last week, and the GM of MedSafe admitted that “the biggest problem with the (Hemp) legislation is the way that we have been interpreting ...More >>

DHB – strike response update

Thu, 12 Jul 2018 20:10:24 +1200 | All District Health Boards

District Health Boards say hospitals have managed a difficult situation well dealing with the impact of the strike by NZNO nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants which began at 7:00 am this morning and is due to finish at 7:00 am tomorrow (Friday ...More >>

DHBs receive facilitator’s recommendation

Wed, 11 Jul 2018 22:30:34 +1200 | District Health Boards

District Health Boards have received the recommendation of the Employment Relations Authority (ERA) suggesting how to settle employment contract negotiations with NZNO. More >>

NZNO: Industrial Action Activities across New Zealand

Wed, 11 Jul 2018 16:04:05 +1200 | NZNO

11 July 2018 Media Advisory Industrial Action Activities across New Zealand Facilitation with the Employment Relations Authority finished this morning. NZNO will continue talks and negotiations with the District Health Boards (DHBs). However industrial ...More >>

ESR on recent drinking water survey results

Wed, 11 Jul 2018 13:17:23 +1200 | ESR

ESR scientists say the recent drinking water survey results reinforce the importance of treating water to make it safer to drink, and having robust monitoring systems. More >>

Calls for immediate halt of the use of surgical mesh

Wed, 11 Jul 2018 12:12:37 +1200 | Mesh Down Under

Independent Review calls for immediate halt of the use of surgical mesh for stress urinary incontinence in England. Should New Zealand Follow? An English Independent Safety Review has concluded that there must be an immediate suspension and pause ...More >>

Gordon Campbell on the nurses strike

Wed, 11 Jul 2018 10:15:31 +1200 | Gordon Campbell

A t this point, the official response to the nurses strike has very little to do with the merits of the case. Hey, if the coalition government yields anything further to the nurses’ demands, it has concluded, what signal would that send to the teachers ...More >>

DHBs propping themselves up with mental health funding

Tue, 10 Jul 2018 14:40:01 +1200 | Platform

DHBs propping themselves up with mental health funding is not news to NGO service providers More >>

Why are nurses striking?

Tue, 10 Jul 2018 13:50:59 +1200 | RNZ

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) has rejected the latest pay offer from their DHB employers and will be going ahead with Thursday's strike action. Here's what you need to know.More >>

Cross-party group marks World Population Day

Tue, 10 Jul 2018 13:50:39 +1200 | Family Planning NZ

This Wednesday (11 July) is World Population Day. The theme this year is “Family planning is a human right”. More >>

High expectations result in nurses strike

Tue, 10 Jul 2018 11:14:21 +1200 | New Zealand National Party

The Government’s failure to reach an agreement on pay rises for 27,000 nurses means that strike action will commence in less than 48 hours as a result of the Government significantly raising expectations in Opposition, National’s Health spokesperson ...More >>

Waitaki no closer to cause of E.coli contamination

Tue, 10 Jul 2018 11:08:25 +1200 | RNZ

Waitaki District residents are no closer to discovering the source of an E coli spike that contaminated their groundwater. More >>


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