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Questions to ponder in 2019 from Partners in Care

By   /  December 13, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Health, Health Quality and Safety Commission, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Questions to ponder in 2019 from Partners in Care

Source: Health Quality and Safety Commission Questions to ponder in 2019 from Partners in Care 13 Dec 2018 | Partners in Care The Health Quality & Safety Commission’s Partners in Care team has had a steady stream of requests to provide advice on consumer engagement this year. The requests have come from professional bodies, colleges […]

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Meningococcal disease information for the public of the Waikato District

By   /  December 13, 2018  /  24/7 News, About Us, All news, AM-NC, DJF, Health, Health alerts, KB, KB, Meningitis, Press Release, Public Sector, Waikato DHB news, Waikato District Health Board  /  Comments Off on Meningococcal disease information for the public of the Waikato District

Source: Waikato District Health Board Northland DHB currently has a targeted meningococcal vaccination programme underway after an outbreak of meningococcal disease (type W). They are offering vaccination to children under 5 and to those aged 13 to under 20 years old. These are the groups that are most at risk from the disease, and those […]

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Dr Paul Reeve wins Clyde Wade Award 2018

By   /  December 13, 2018  /  24/7 News, All news, AM-NC, DJF, Features, Health, KB, KB, leadership, Press Release, Public Sector, Recognition, Waikato DHB news, Waikato District Health Board, Waikato Hospital  /  Comments Off on Dr Paul Reeve wins Clyde Wade Award 2018

Source: Waikato District Health Board Waikato Hospital is a major teaching hospital in New Zealand with over 100 physicians, and of them there were 30 nominations for the 2018 Clyde Wade Award for excellence in clinical teaching in the Department of Medicine. This year’s award went to Dr Paul Reeve. “Medicine is not just a […]

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New cancer registrations 2016

By   /  December 12, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, Ministry of Health, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on New cancer registrations 2016

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Health These annually published interactive tables and graphs provide high-level data on cancer registrations in 2016. They include information about the most common cancers registered and breakdowns by common demographic variables. Key findings   Total Male  Female Number of new cancer registrations, 2016 Māori 2,492 1,102 1,390 Non-Māori 21,594 11,398 […]

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Equity a priority for Lisa Smith as Diabetes Nurse Prescriber

By   /  December 12, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Tairawhiti District Health  /  Comments Off on Equity a priority for Lisa Smith as Diabetes Nurse Prescriber

Source: Tairawhiti District Health Diabetes Clinical Nurse Specialist, Lisa Smith is the only Māori Nurse Prescriber in Tairāwhiti, and a very good one at that. Lisa, who is of Ngāti Kahungunu, Whakatohea and Ngati Hāua descent, grew up in Manutuke and is passionate about Tairāwhiti.  Lisa has been working as a Clinical Nurse Specialist at Hauora […]

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Update for the 2018/19 Invitation to Tender – 12 December 2018

By   /  December 12, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Health, KB, KB, Pharmac, Press Release, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Update for the 2018/19 Invitation to Tender – 12 December 2018

Source: Pharmac Amendment to line items Line items have been amended for the following products (change in italics): Busulfan – tab 2 mg: tender extended to include listing in community and hospital settings Mercaptopurine – tab 50 mg: tender extended to include listing in community and hospital settings Methotrexate – inj 25 mg per ml, […]

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Decision to list haemodialysis products supplied by BSN Medical Limited

By   /  December 12, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Health, KB, KB, Pharmac, Press Release, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Decision to list haemodialysis products supplied by BSN Medical Limited

Source: Pharmac What we are doing We are pleased to announce the approval of a listing agreement for a range of haemodialysis products with BSN Medical Limited (“BSN Medical”). In summary this will result in: Listing 10 Haemodialysis procedure packs from BSN Medical in Part III of Section H of the Pharmaceutical Schedule from 1 February […]

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Hopes high for positive change following mental health and addictions review

By   /  December 12, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, DJF, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on Hopes high for positive change following mental health and addictions review

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Hopes high for positive change following mental health and addictions review The Mental Health and Addiction inquiry report released this month by Health Minister David Clark is the most significant review of the sector since the 1990s and looks set to lead to an overhaul […]

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Strategy to prevent and minimise gambling harm 2019/20-2021/22 proposals document

By   /  December 11, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, Ministry of Health, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Strategy to prevent and minimise gambling harm 2019/20-2021/22 proposals document

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Health Summary The Gambling Act 2003 sets out requirements for an ‘integrated problem gambling strategy focused on public health’.  The Ministry of Health is responsible for developing and refreshing the strategy at three-yearly intervals, and for implementing it. The Crown recovers the cost of developing and implementing the strategy, by […]

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Decision to list a new brand of iron polymaltose (Ferrosig)

By   /  December 11, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Health, KB, KB, Pharmac, Press Release, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Decision to list a new brand of iron polymaltose (Ferrosig)

Source: Pharmac Detail about this decision The currently listed brand of iron polymaltose, Ferrum H (supplied by Vifor), is being discontinued and will be delisted from the Pharmaceutical Schedule on 1 April 2019. To ensure continuous supply of iron polymaltose, PHARMAC has reached an agreement with Sigma Healthcare for ongoing supply of its brand of iron […]

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Decision to list Interventional Radiology products supplied by Edwards Lifesciences (New Zealand) Limited

By   /  December 11, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Health, KB, KB, Pharmac, Press Release, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Decision to list Interventional Radiology products supplied by Edwards Lifesciences (New Zealand) Limited

Source: Pharmac Detail about this decision In September 2017 PHARMAC issued a Request for Proposals (“RFP”) for interventional radiology products for non-exclusive national agreements for listing on the Pharmaceutical Schedule. After completing the RFP evaluation, and consulting on the provisional agreement reached with Edwards, PHARMAC has decided to list Edward’s ranges of Interventional Radiology Products […]

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Whakakotahi 2019 shortlist announced

By   /  December 10, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Health, Health Quality and Safety Commission, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Whakakotahi 2019 shortlist announced

Source: Health Quality and Safety Commission Whakakotahi 2019 shortlist announced 10 Dec 2018 | Primary Care The shortlist of projects for the third round of Whakakotahi, the Commission’s initiative to develop quality improvement capability in primary care, has been announced. Primary care providers were recently invited to apply for Whakakotahi 2019. Of the 23 applications […]

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Proposal to open access to atomoxetine and change funded brand

By   /  December 10, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Health, KB, KB, Pharmac, Press Release, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Proposal to open access to atomoxetine and change funded brand

Source: Pharmac What we’re proposing PHARMAC is proposing to remove all funding restrictions from all presentations of atomoxetine, and change the funded brand of atomoxetine from Strattera to a brand supplied by Generic Partners (NZ) Limited. The Generic Partners brand of atomoxetine would be listed from 1 July 2019, and the community and hospital funding […]

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Second Wellington GP strike planned for tomorrow

By   /  December 10, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, ASMS News, Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, Business, DJF, Employment Issues, Health, Health & Wellbeing, health care, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions  /  Comments Off on Second Wellington GP strike planned for tomorrow

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists Doctors at five Wellington general practices are due to strike for an hour tomorrow morning, the second in a series of walkouts over the exclusion of their dentist colleagues from their collective employment agreement. Twenty-one doctors at Iwi health provider practices in Porirua, Cannons Creek, Titahi Bay and Newtown […]

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NZNO says workforce issues missing in mental health and addiction report

By   /  December 8, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Nurses Organisation, Unions  /  Comments Off on NZNO says workforce issues missing in mental health and addiction report

Source: New Zealand Nurses Organisation New Zealand Nurses Organisation media release, 7 December 2018 The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) welcomes He Ara Oranga, the report of the Government Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction, but says more emphasis on nursing and workforce wellbeing is required. NZNO President Grant Brookes said many of the issues […]

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Public hospital specialists deserve safe staffing, says NZNO

By   /  December 8, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Nurses Organisation, Unions  /  Comments Off on Public hospital specialists deserve safe staffing, says NZNO

Source: New Zealand Nurses Organisation New Zealand Nurses Organisation media release, 7 December 2018 The New Zealand Nurses Association (NZNO) supports the Association of Senior Medical Specialists’ (ASMS’s) call for safer staffing conditions for senior doctors and dentists working in public hospitals. It also agrees that district health boards (DHBs) and the Ministry of Health […]

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Showcasing our medical scientists

By   /  December 8, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Waikato District Health Board  /  Comments Off on Showcasing our medical scientists

Source: Waikato District Health Board – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Showcasing our medical scientists The Kudos are New Zealand’s only regional science excellence awards, established in 2007 by the Kudos Science Trust (Hamilton Science Awards Trust). Each year, the Kudos Awards recognise top scientists from Hamilton and the Waikato region in a range of science categories. […]

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Showcasing our medical scientists

By   /  December 8, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Waikato District Health Board  /  Comments Off on Showcasing our medical scientists

Source: Waikato District Health Board – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Showcasing our medical scientists The Kudos are New Zealand’s only regional science excellence awards, established in 2007 by the Kudos Science Trust (Hamilton Science Awards Trust). Each year, the Kudos Awards recognise top scientists from Hamilton and the Waikato region in a range of science categories. […]

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Showcasing our medical scientists

By   /  December 8, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Waikato District Health Board  /  Comments Off on Showcasing our medical scientists

Source: Waikato District Health Board – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Showcasing our medical scientists The Kudos are New Zealand’s only regional science excellence awards, established in 2007 by the Kudos Science Trust (Hamilton Science Awards Trust). Each year, the Kudos Awards recognise top scientists from Hamilton and the Waikato region in a range of science categories. […]

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Proposal to list a new presentation of raltegravir and amend arrangements for raltegravir and posaconazole

By   /  December 7, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Health, KB, KB, Pharmac, Press Release, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Proposal to list a new presentation of raltegravir and amend arrangements for raltegravir and posaconazole

Source: Pharmac What we’re proposing PHARMAC is seeking your feedback on a multiproduct proposal with Merck Sharpe & Dohme (MSD). The proposal would list a new, once-daily presentation of raltegravir for the treatment of HIV, as well as make changes to the contractual arrangements for the currently funded presentation of raltegravir and for posaconazole. Consultation […]

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