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The Way Forward process makes good progress

Posted: 05.12.2018
Since April this year, the Canterbury District Health Board and Ministry of Health have been participating in a ‘Way Forward’ process to discuss the health requirements for Canterbury.

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Appointment of Deputy Director-General DHB Performance, Support and Infrastructure

Posted: 04.12.2018
The Ministry of Health has announced the appointment of Michelle Arrowsmith to the role of Deputy Director-General DHB Performance, Support and Infrastructure. 

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Audit shows aged-residential care readiness for pressure injuries

Posted: 03.12.2018
The Ministry of Health is encouraged by the steps aged residential care providers are taking to prevent and minimise pressure injuries among residents.

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Change to treatment recommendations for meningococcal disease

Posted: 30.11.2018
The antibiotic ceftriaxone has replaced penicillin as the recommended first choice for health professionals providing urgent treatment for patients with suspected meningococcal disease.

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New primary care initiatives set to significantly improve access to primary care services

Posted: 30.11.2018
The Ministry of Health welcomes some major changes which come into effect tomorrow (1 December) to significantly increase New Zealanders’ access to primary care services.

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Appointment of Deputy-Director General Health System Improvement and Innovation

Posted: 29.11.2018
The Ministry of Health has announced the permanent appointment of Keriana Brooking to the role of Deputy-Director General Health System Improvement and Innovation at the Ministry.

Keriana Brooking has been with the Ministry since 2014 in a number of senior positions, starting as Chief Advisor System Integration, and more recently as Deputy Director – Service Commissioning. When she first stepped into a senior role in health, it was as DHB Planning and Funding Manager at Tairawhiti District Health Board. When Primary Health Organisations (PHOs) first formed in 2002, she became Chief Executive Officer of Turanganui PHO. Subsequently six PHOs merged and Keriana went on to become Deputy CEO and General Manager Practice Services of the Midlands Health Network.

Keriana has whakapapa links to Ngāti Pāhauwera me Ngāti Kahungunu ki te Wairoa and is widely recognised for her dedication and commitment to improving the health of New Zealanders, backed by a high level of experience in the context of change.

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National Bowel Screening Programme advises DHBs of revised roll out dates

Posted: 27.11.2018
The National Bowel Screening Programme (NBSP) continues to be introduced around the country with seven out of 20 District Health Boards (DHBs) now providing the free programme to about a third of eligible 60 to 74 year olds.

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Appointment of Chief Allied Health Professions Officer

Posted: 27.11.2018
The Ministry of Health has announced the appointment of Martin Chadwick to the new role of Chief Allied Health Professions Officer.

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Targeted vaccination programme for meningococcal disease

Posted: 26.11.2018
The Ministry of Health has been working closely with Northland DHB and primary care providers, ahead of the announcement of the launch of a targeted vaccination programme to control an outbreak of meningococcal disease.

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New Zealand’s World Health Organization formal Joint External Evaluation commences

Posted: 26.11.2018
New Zealand’s core capacity to prepare and respond to public health emergencies of international concern will be put under the microscope this week as the World Health Organization (WHO) evaluates our nation’s health security.

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