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More dollars for training Nurse Practitioners groundbreaking

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 17:29:43 +1200 | Rural General Practice Network

More health dollars for training Nurse Practitioners ground breaking – NZRGPN chair The announcement by Health Minister Jonathan Coleman that an additional 20 training places would be allocated to Nurse Practitioners next year has been hailed ...More >>

Seminar Series on Family Justice Touches Down in Blenheim

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 17:22:39 +1200 | Social Service Providers Aotearoa

Social Service Providers Aotearoa (SSPA) and Ebborn Law are inviting providers who deal with domestic violence, and the wider social services and government sector, to a free workshop in Blenheim to review the changes to the Family Justice System.More >>

Secrecy of TPPA documents heads to court

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 17:16:38 +1200 | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

A legal challenge to the secrecy of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) negotiations will be launched in the High Court next week. More >>

Achieving Patient-Centred Care Or Floccinaucinihipilfication

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 15:15:21 +1200 | ASMS

Thank you for the opportunity to address you again. As always my comments are personal observations, although in broad terms at least I believe they are consistent with the Association’s view on the matters discussed. In this address I would like to ...More >>

More than 1.2m flu vaccine doses distributed

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 14:32:33 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the Government has reached its target of immunising 1.2 million New Zealanders with the influenza vaccine this year. More >>

200 primary health care nurses meet in Wellington

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 10:38:27 +1200 | NZNO

From today in Wellington over 200 primary health care nurses from around New Zealand meet to discuss and learn of innovation in nursing practice at their annual conference. Among the delegates are nurse practitioners and intern nurse practitioners who are ...More >>

Patients to receive text reminders

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 09:42:59 +1200 | West Coast District Health

Patients to receive text reminders The West Coast District Health Board will send out reminder texts to patients with specialist appointments from next week. Where the DHB has not received confirmation from a patient that they will attend an appointment ...More >>

Free pregnancy workshops

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 09:30:05 +1200 | Waikato University

Pregnancy is a time of change—physical, social, financial, psychological. These changes can be exciting and joyful, but also challenging and stressful. This time of transition can also be an opportunity for both parents to look at their values, ...More >>

“New Era” In Supporting Cancer Affected People.

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 09:26:52 +1200 | The Marketing Bureau

One of the most complex diseases known to man is Cancer. Diagnoses, types, management & treatment can both work or fail and the patient journey can be difficult at best and a painful, stressful nightmare at worst. More >>

Nomination call for 2015 Safety in the City Awards

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 17:04:31 +1200 | Wellington City Council

Do you know a safety hero who deserves a Safety in the City award? Nominations have opened for the awards and Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown wants the Wellington public to nominate the stand-out safety heroes in their neighbourhood.More >>

It’s time for action on Hepatitis C in New Zealand

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 17:01:12 +1200 | Joint Media Statement

“It’s time for action on Hepatitis C in New Zealand”– Hepatitis C can be eliminated. More >>

More food activist research from Auckland University

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:28:09 +1200 | Food and Grocery Council

The latest research from Auckland University on packaged foods in New Zealand supermarkets is another disappointing example of food politicking dressed up as academic research, says NZ Food & Grocery Council Chief Executive Katherine Rich.More >>

Pertussis reports from Central Otago

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:17:28 +1200 | Southern District Health Board

Pertussis reports from Central Otago This week, Public Health South has been notified of at least five cases of people with pertussis in Wanaka and Hawea. There are also two confirmed cases in the Taieri area outside of Dunedin. Public Health South is ...More >>

Hung over Kiwis still show up for work

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:04:17 +1200 | Southern Cross

New Zealanders are more likely to show up for work hung over than take a day off to nurse their sore heads. More >>

TPPA implications for PHARMAC raise serious concerns

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 09:43:20 +1200 | Multiple Sclerosis Society

The Multiple Sclerosis Society of New Zealand (MSNZ) is extremely concerned by the potential implications of the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement for people with multiple sclerosis.More >>

Group seeks all those who sailed in 1973 frigates to Mururoa

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 17:18:28 +1200 | Mururoa Nuclear Veterans Group

The Mururoa Nuclear Veterans Group Inc is searching for all those who sailed to Mururoa Atoll in 1973 aboard the frigates HMNZS Canterbury and HMNZS Otago. More >>

Don't shift the blame for bad teeth

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 15:37:22 +1200 | NZ Beverage Council

The issue of young children with rotten teeth raised in New Zealand media today by Dr Rob Beaglehole is one of poor parenting. No more and no less. More >>

Otago/Southland residents most generous regions

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 11:10:30 +1200 | Impact PR

Otago and Southland residents have proved they are an encouraging and compassionate bunch by donating nearly $22,000 to back their buddies taking on the Dry July Challenge – a popular nationwide fundraiser where participants take a break from the booze ...More >>

“It's time for action – Hepatitis C can be eliminated”

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 10:04:11 +1200 | Senate SHJ

Yesterday, on World Hepatitis Day, a broad range of clinicians, nurses, healthcare workers, service providers, and patient advocacy groups agreed on a Consensus Statement which includes targets to reduce the impact of Hepatitis C in New Zealand.More >>

Adult Vaccinations: WHO Cares…. does New Zealand?

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 10:00:58 +1200 | Medicines New Zealand

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), vaccination is one of the most successful and cost-effective public health interventions known. More >>


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