Parliament

Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search

 

Progress In Implementing Gisborne Recommendations

Health Minister Annette King says work is in progress on 36 of the 46 recommendations of the Gisborne Cervical Screening Inquiry Report, and another nine recommendations have been completed.

Mrs King today released the third monthly report updating progress on implementing the recommendations. "When the Inquiry report was released at a public meeting in Gisborne on April 10, I asked the Ministry of Health to provide monthly reports charting progress on implementing the recommendations."

Mrs King said progress had been made in a number of areas in the past month, including:

- From 1 July 2001 all district health boards (DHBs) and community laboratories were required to meet the National Cervical Screening Programme Policy and Quality Standards.

- A legal review of NCSP Policy and Quality Standards, Evaluation and Monitoring Plan, and Contract Agreements has commenced.

- Public submissions continue to be received in response to proposed law changes supporting the audit of the National Cervical Screening programme, meeting a key recommendation of the Inquiry Report.

- A project plan has been developed for the review of the Kaitiaki Regulations and work continues on scoping the process for review and consultation.

- The Cancer Audit project is progressing well and meeting key milestones. The project team is seeking a cancer epidemiology group from New Zealand or Australia to undertake the audit.

- The Workforce Development Project is meeting key milestones and a first draft of the Research Report has been submitted to the National Screening Unit for review. Discussions continue between Ministry Project Team members with screening and education providers, and information on the available workforce and current training has been gathered.

- Advertisements calling for nominations to the National Ethics Committee have been placed. The National Committee will provide guidance to ethics committees in line with recommendations from the Inquiry.

Mrs King said she was pleased the Ministry was continuing to make progress with implementing the recommendations, and she believed women could continue to feel confidence "that the lessons from Gisborne are being learned".

Ends


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines


Gordon Campbell: On Whether Spotify Can Save Itself; Plus A Playlist


Spotify has to be one of the most interestingly futile mouse-wheels of 21st century capitalism. Run, run, run goes the Spotify mouse but it never, ever makes a profit. For reasons set out below, it maybe never will. But it won’t be for wont of trying. Reportedly, Spotify’s music library contains 70 million tracks and it adds 60,000 more each day. By some estimates it adds on average, one new track every 1.4 seconds. (No wonder it's so hard to keep up with new music.) Spotify has 345 million active users, and 155 million of them have been willing to pay a subscription in order to enjoy their music ad-free. Ads are not a major driver of company revenue...
More>>



Alastair Thompson: Are There TPLF Ethiopia Insurgency Training & Support Operations in Uganda?


Mystery Document Alleges:
Covert Operation has US/Egypt Support
Operations Coordinated between South Sudan, TPLF and Uganda
Planning began December 2021...

More>>




 
 

Government: Action To Tackle Delays In Family Court
New legislation aimed at tackling delays in the family justice system, will help improve the wellbeing of thousands of children caught up in Family Court disputes every year, Justice Minister Kiri Allan says... More>>


Prime Minister: Chatham House Speech
What an honour it is to be back in London, and to be here at Chatham house. This visit represents much for me. The reopening of borders and resumption of travel after a difficult few years... More>>


Government: New Zealand Secures Major Free Trade Deal With European Union
New Zealand and the European Union have concluded negotiations on a major free trade agreement (FTA), which unlocks access to one of the world’s biggest and most lucrative markets... More>>

ALSO:



Economy: Financial Statements Of The Government Of New Zealand
Please note the next Financial Statements of the Government of New Zealand to be released will be for the full year ended 30 June 2022. It is anticipated that these will be released in early October 2022... More>>



Government: New Era For Better Health In Aotearoa New Zealand

The Government has today delivered a nationwide health system that will ensure better outcomes for all New Zealanders with the establishment of Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand... More>>



Greens: Alcohol Harm Minimisation Bill Pulled From Biscuit Tin

After years of research and advocacy, Parliament will finally consider legislation to take meaningful action on alcohol harm, says the Greens... More>>


 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels