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Mandatory alcohol labelling set to help address fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD)

Posted: 17.10.2018
The Ministry of Health welcomes a decision by the Australian and New Zealand Forum on Food Regulation to make warning labels about the dangers of drinking during pregnancy mandatory on alcohol packaging. Drinking while pregnant can lead to FASD which encompasses a range of physical, cognitive, behavioural and neurodevelopmental disabilities.

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Ministry second-tier changes update

Posted: 11.10.2018
Director-General of Health, Dr Ashley Bloomfield has recently reviewed the way the Ministry business units or directorates are organised at the second-tier level and, following a three week consultation period with Ministry staff, he has made some changes to the structure that affect some roles at tier two.

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National Bowel Screening Programme welcomes Hawkes Bay DHB on board

Posted: 10.10.2018
Hawke’s Bay residents are the latest population in New Zealand to be offered free bowel screening.

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Marking 60 years of 111

Posted: 28.09.2018
The Ministry of Health is pleased to mark the 60th anniversary of 111 on 29 September 2018.

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Mana Whaikaha launches on Monday

Posted: 28.09.2018
With the prototype of the transformed disability support system, Mana Whaikaha, launching in MidCentral on Monday, 1 October, the System Transformation team has been working to ensure it is ready for disabled people and whānau to start engaging with on day one. 

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Architecture and standards working groups update

Posted: 28.09.2018
Interested and affected parties are invited to review and comment on the draft outputs of the Architecture and Standards working groups for the Connected Health network, digital identity and interoperability.

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Statement on Privacy Commissioner finding on Procare

Posted: 07.09.2018
The Ministry of Health welcomes the finding of Privacy Commissioner John Edwards confirming that there is no evidence to justify an investigation into Procare Health

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Ministry welcomes WHO findings about international physical activity trends

Posted: 05.09.2018
The Ministry of Health welcomes World Health Organization (WHO) findings about international physical activity trends, which reinforces key messages about the benefits of being regularly physically active.

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Report on historical financial and governance practices at Counties Manukau DHB released

Posted: 05.09.2018
In June 2017 the Ministry of Health commissioned a review of governance and financial practices at Counties Manukau District Health Board (DHB). This was at the request of Counties Manukau DHB which had expressed concerns about whether due process was followed in a range of previous transactions at the DHB.

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Staff for the new disability support system begin training in preparation for the launch

Posted: 05.09.2018
The Ministry of Health has been working collaboratively with disabled people, whānau and providers to create a prototype of the new disability support system, which will launch in MidCentral on 1 October this year.

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