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Safe staffing and healthy workplaces a Ministry priority

Posted: 16.08.2018
Ministry of Health’s acting Chief Nursing Officer Dr Jill Clendon says the safe staffing accord sends a clear message the health sector is committed to the safety of all staff and patients.

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National health targets – data release and development of new measures

Posted: 10.08.2018
As it finalises advice on a new suite of measures and a framework for reporting health system performance and measures, the Ministry of Health has released data relating to existing targets.

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Independent assurance review of the National Bowel Screening Programme released

Posted: 07.08.2018
The Ministry of Health has welcomed an independent review released today endorsing the continued roll-out of National Bowel Screening Programme, with some improvements. 

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Medsafe releases its updated Adverse Event Reports Relating to Surgical Mesh Implants

Posted: 07.08.2018
Medsafe has today released an updated Adverse Event Reports Relating to Surgical Mesh Implants.

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Master site planning begins

Posted: 01.08.2018
The next stage in the new Dunedin hospital project has begun with the master site planning process getting underway. The process will work towards a preferred option on the number of buildings the new hospital complex will have, how they will be joined, and where they are likely to be situated on the site. It will also start to flesh out changes in traffic flows and changes in pedestrian traffic, according to Southern Partnership chair Pete Hodgson.

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New online BMI calculator developed by Ministry

Posted: 31.07.2018
The Ministry of Health has launched a new online body mass index (BMI) calculator to make it easier for New Zealanders to check if they’re in a healthy weight range.

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Directors announced for the Disability Support System in MidCentral

Posted: 31.07.2018
Lorna is well known within the disability sector, particularly in leadership positions, including being the chair of the working group that put together the original Enabling Good Lives vision and principles. Lorna joins the teams after spending the last five years leading change within United Care Queensland as they transitioned to the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

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New research shows Healthy Homes Initiatives reaching those most in need

Posted: 30.07.2018

A new report  provides a good insight into the progress of the Healthy Homes Initiatives (HHI). 

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National Ethics Advisory Committee calls for public feedback on health and disability research ethical standards

Posted: 24.07.2018
The National Ethics Advisory Committee (NEAC) is calling for public feedback on proposed new standards for all health and disability research.

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Recent South Island measles outbreak over

Posted: 23.07.2018
The Ministry of Health is highlighting the importance of the MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine, following an outbreak of measles in the South Island earlier this year.

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