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Improving birth outcomes for mothers and babies

Posted: 09.11.2015
The Ministry of Health and the other professional organisations, including the Midwifery Council and the College of Midwives, have been jointly working on initiatives to improve birth outcomes for mothers and babies. A number of these focus on providing ongoing training and support to new graduates.  

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Health Research Council strategic refresh

Posted: 09.11.2015
The Ministry of Health and Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment have released the findings of their strategic refresh of the Health Research Council (HRC).

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Draft Update to Health Strategy Already Attracting Attention

Posted: 03.11.2015
The draft update to the New Zealand Health Strategy is already attracting international attention.

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Review of Ministry of Health OIA practices - have your say

Posted: 02.11.2015
The Chief Ombudsman started a wide-ranging review of Official Information Act (OIA) practices in central government departments and agencies.

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2016 Ministry of Health Aniva Scholarships now open

Posted: 01.11.2015
The 2016 Ministry of Health Aniva Scholarships (formerly known as the Pacific Health Workforce Awards) are now open and will close 22 January 2016, 5 pm.

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Focusing on childhood obesity

Posted: 18.10.2015
The Government has today announced a package of initiatives to prevent and manage obesity in children and young people.

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A new model of training for Nurse Practitioners - applications

Posted: 15.10.2015
The Minister of Health, the Hon Dr Jonathan Coleman has announced support for a 12-month trial of a new model of training for Nurse Practitioners, designed to reduce the overall training time while still meeting Nursing Council registration requirements.  Massey University and the University of Auckland Nursing Schools are partnering to deliver the programme for 20 Nurse Practitioners, commencing in 2016.

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Unintended information release investigated

Posted: 01.10.2015
The Ministry of Health is investigating an unintended limited release of anonymised health information to a group of health professionals.

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New quality and safety measure

Posted: 22.09.2015
A new measure of safety and quality in New Zealand’s hospitals has been released today.

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Asbestos in crayons

Posted: 13.09.2015
The Ministry of Health, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, Environmental Protection Authority and Ministry for the Environment have been working together to understand the risks involved with asbestos in crayons and whether the issue is present in New Zealand.

Testing commissioned by the Ministry of Health has confirmed the presence of asbestos in three of the 21 products randomly sampled from the market. The risk to the consumer is considered to be low.

The products found to have asbestos are:

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