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Appointment of Deputy Director-General System Strategy and Policy

Posted: 19.12.2018
The Ministry of Health has announced the appointment of Maree Roberts to the role of Deputy Director-General System Strategy and Policy.

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Funded Family Care stakeholder engagement report released

Posted: 18.12.2018
The Ministry of Health has published a report as a result of targeted engagement on the Government’s intention to change Funded Family Care.

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Report highlights successes of the Healthy Families NZ initiative

Posted: 14.12.2018
The Ministry of Health welcomes the recently-published Healthy Families NZ Summative Evaluation Report that highlights what’s working well and where change is needed to make the Healthy Families NZ initiative more effective and more equitable.

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New collaborative ophthalmology project announced

Posted: 13.12.2018
The Ministry of Health is today announcing a new year-long project aimed at reducing waiting times and improving care for people with eye conditions.

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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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