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Staff across the health system continue to work hard in response to Whakaari - White Island

Posted: 08.01.2020
The Ministry of Health has acknowledged the ongoing work of the New Zealand health system in responding to the Whakaari - White Island disaster. 

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Ministry of Health monitoring air quality following Australian bushfires

Posted: 06.01.2020
The Ministry of Health is continuing to monitor and review the air quality data in New Zealand to assess the impact of the Australian bushfire smoke. 

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Medsafe Reinforces Advice on Lamotrigine

Posted: 20.12.2019
Medsafe is reinforcing its advice about lamotrigine, a medicine taken for epilepsy and bipolar disorder, following the reporting of an additional death today.

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Release of new Ethical Standards for Health and Disability Research and Quality Improvement

Posted: 20.12.2019
The National Ethics Advisory Committee (NEAC) is pleased to announce the release of the revised new Ethical Standards for Health and Disability Research and Quality Improvement. The revised Standards merge the two 2012 guidelines into one cohesive document, with a wider jurisdiction that covers all of health and disability research and also addresses gaps and ethical issues raised by new technologies from the 2012 Guidelines.

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Digital Health week 2019 - HINZ presentations available

Posted: 20.12.2019
Digital Health Week NZ was held in Hamilton between 18th and 22nd of November 2019. It was organised by Health Informatics New Zealand (HiNZ) and featured delegates, 350 speakers, 17 events over five days.

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Medsafe issues patient advice on EpiPen JR

Posted: 19.12.2019
Medsafe is reassuring patients and health care professionals that the current batch of EpiPen JR, which is being released to the market, is safe and effective.

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Iconic Newborn Screening Programme turns 50

Posted: 13.12.2019
A screening programme that has seen thousands of newborn babies avoid a potential life of ill-health and suffering has celebrated its 50th anniversary. 

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Maximising health and wellbeing for all older people

Posted: 12.12.2019
Better integrated services for older New Zealanders is the focus of the next stage of New Zealand’s Healthy Ageing Strategy. This means New Zealanders can look forward to services and support being developed in ways that ensure they remain healthy as they get older and their health and support needs increase.

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Report highlights severity of harm from surgical mesh

Posted: 12.12.2019
The Ministry of Health has released a report detailing the harm surgical mesh has caused New Zealand men and women: Hearing and Responding to the Stories of Survivors of Surgical Mesh.

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Nurses in New Zealand set to celebrate 2020 International Year of the Nurse

Posted: 04.12.2019
Nurses globally and in New Zealand will join together next year to celebrate the International Year of the Nurse and the global Nursing Now campaign

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