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Change of timing for improvements to the National Cervical Screening Programme

Posted: 05.06.2018
The Ministry of Health has announced changes in timing for upcoming improvements to the National Cervical Screening Programme (NCSP).
    
“The Ministry has reviewed the implementation timeframe, and decided on a phased approach,” says Clinical Director of the National Screening Unit, Dr Jane O’Hallahan.

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Ministry of Health and Sport New Zealand welcome WHO physical activity plan

Posted: 05.06.2018
The Ministry of Health and Sport New Zealand welcome the release of the Global Action Plan on Physical Activity developed by the World Health Organization (WHO), with four strategic directions to help achieve a 15 percent increase in the number of regularly physically active people worldwide by 2030. Physical activity improves people’s health and wellbeing by enabling them to live well, stay well and get well.

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Local Advisory Group making progress

Posted: 24.05.2018
The local advisory group for the Dunedin Hospital Redevelopment, which met today, is making progress on multiple fronts including workforce accommodation, transport issues, and a possible district heating scheme, according to convenor Pete Hodgson.

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Nurse Practitioners can now issue cremation certificates

Posted: 24.05.2018
The Ministry of Health’s acting Chief Nursing Officer says the move to allow Nurse Practitioners to sign cremation certificates shows how important these professionals are to our health system.

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Let's track the flu so we can help you

Posted: 21.05.2018
The Ministry of Health's Director of Public Health welcomes the introduction of a new way to track influenza online in New Zealand.

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Government consults on regulatory changes required to bring hemp seed standard into force

Posted: 15.05.2018
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) and the Ministry of Health have opened public consultation on amending regulations to allow the sale and use of low tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) hemp seed as foods in New Zealand.

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New Active Play resources to help young children sit less, move more and sleep well

Posted: 10.05.2018
The Ministry of Health has launched a package of free online resources aimed at getting children aged five and under to play regularly and have quality sleep.

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Ministry to consider risk-proportionate regulation for vaping and heated tobacco products

Posted: 09.05.2018
Regulating vaping and heated tobacco products will be further considered after a recent District Court decision ruled they may be legally imported, sold and distributed in New Zealand.

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Ministry marks International Day of the Midwife

Posted: 03.05.2018
The Ministry of Health is thanking midwives for their commitment to providing New Zealanders with high-quality care ahead of International Day of the Midwife on Saturday.

This year’s theme is ‘Midwives leading the way with quality care’.

A recent study commissioned by the Ministry of Health found no difference in risk-adjusted mortality rates among New Zealand midwives, regardless of the number of years they have been practicing.

This is a sign that New Zealand’s midwives are providing safe care throughout their career, with mothers and babies benefitting.

‘As a midwife, I am aware of the pressures which come with the territory,’ says the Ministry of Health’s Principal Advisor of Maternity, Bronwen Pelvin.

‘I am extremely proud of the commitment to safe care which is demonstrated by all midwives in our country. Our midwives deliver a high-quality service.’

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