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Report on the biological monitoring of selected chemicals of concern

By   /  June 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Health, MIL NZ OSI, Ministry of Health, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Report on the biological monitoring of selected chemicals of concern

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Health Results of the New Zealand biological monitoring programme, 2014-2016 This report presents the results of the first comprehensive national biological monitoring programme for selected chemicals of concern in New Zealand. The Ministry of Health commissioned Massey University’s Centre for Public Health Research to assess the level of selected chemicals […]

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Volunteers provide ‘priceless’ support in Christchurch hospitals

By   /  June 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Canterbury District Health Board, Health, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Volunteers provide ‘priceless’ support in Christchurch hospitals

Source: Canterbury District Health Board ​Hospitals in Christchurch rely on the help of hundreds of volunteers to assist patients, visitors and staff, and raise much-needed funds. Canterbury DHB rural facilities also have “friends” of the hospital organisations, such as the Friends of Ashburton Hospital, and Tuarangi group which has been running for 42 years. These […]

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Changes to ACC client payments from 1 July 2018

By   /  June 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Accident Compensation Commission (ACC), Employment Issues, Health, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Changes to ACC client payments from 1 July 2018

Source: Accident Compensation Commission (ACC) Released 19/06/18 Each year, ACC adjusts a number of client payments in line with changes to the cost of living. We base any changes on two indexes. For weekly compensation payments we use the Labour Cost Index and for other grants and allowances, we use the Consumer Price Index. What […]

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ACC receives the Cultural Intelligence (CQ) Tick

By   /  June 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Accident Compensation Commission (ACC), Employment Issues, Health, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on ACC receives the Cultural Intelligence (CQ) Tick

Source: Accident Compensation Commission (ACC) Released 19/06/18 We’re now amongst the few organisations in New Zealand to receive the CQ Tick. It’s a formal certification in cultural intelligence and capability by the Superdiversity Centre on Law, Policy and Business. About the CQ Tick Receiving the CQ Tick reflects how much we value diversity and have […]

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New Zealanders’ exposure to environmental chemicals

By   /  June 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, College of Health, Education, Health, Massey University, MIL NZ OSI, national, New Zealand, Research, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on New Zealanders’ exposure to environmental chemicals

Source: Massey University A new study from the Centre for Public Health Research provides an important baseline for tracking trends of chemical exposure levels in New Zealanders. New research from Massey University’s Centre for Public Health Research shows for the first time the levels of certain environmental chemicals in the New Zealand population. Between 2014-2016, […]

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Nurses a vital part of public health system; health bosses need to step up

By   /  June 18, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ASMS News, Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, Business, Employment Issues, Health, Health & Wellbeing, health care, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions  /  Comments Off on Nurses a vital part of public health system; health bosses need to step up

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists “It’s up to health bosses now to put aside their point-scoring and knuckle down to the task of reaching an agreement with nurses to avoid national strikes,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS). He was commenting on an announcement by the New […]

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NZNO seeking urgent mediation

By   /  June 18, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Health, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Nurses Organisation, Unions  /  Comments Off on NZNO seeking urgent mediation

Source: New Zealand Nurses Organisation Media Release           STRICT EMBARGO 1.05pm                                     18 June 2018 NZNO seeking urgent mediation The latest revised DHB MECA offer has been strongly rejected by NZNO members.  However, Industrial Services Manager Cee Payne says that as nursing and midwifery is an essential service, mediation or facilitation will begin with urgency. […]

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Renewed calls for sugar, tobacco and alcohol taxes

By   /  June 18, 2018  /  1. Home Page article, 24-7, 24/7 News, College of Health, Education, Health, Massey University, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Research, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Renewed calls for sugar, tobacco and alcohol taxes

Source: Massey University Despite their potential, taxes on sugar, tobacco and alcohol are underused by policy makers, Professor Sally Casswell says. A Massey University professor is among an international group drawn from academia and international agencies, including the World Bank, United Nations (UN) and World Health Organisation (WHO), calling for taxes on sugar, tobacco and […]

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SNOMED CT Subset Development for National Patient Flow: general paediatrics and child developmental services

By   /  June 15, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Health, MIL NZ OSI, Ministry of Health, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on SNOMED CT Subset Development for National Patient Flow: general paediatrics and child developmental services

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Health Draft SNOMED subsets (subsets) have been developed for general paediatrics and child developmental services to support enhanced reporting within National Patient Flow and are now available for wider comment.  You are invited to comment on the content included in these subsets.  Feedback from paediatric specialists and child development professionals […]

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Auckland businesses targeted in smoke-free operation

By   /  May 31, 2018  /  Auckland Regional Public Health Service, Health, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Auckland businesses targeted in smoke-free operation

MIL OSI – Source: Auckland Regional Public Health Service – Release/Statement Headline: Auckland businesses targeted in smoke-free operation Public health officials will be working with licensed clubs, theatres and hospitality venues over Auckland in the upcoming months to ensure compliance with the Smoke-free Environments Act. Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) Health Improvement Manager, Dean […]

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Public health interviewing worst affected at Augusta House

By   /  May 11, 2018  /  Auckland Regional Public Health Service, Health, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Public health interviewing worst affected at Augusta House

MIL OSI – Source: Auckland Regional Public Health Service – Release/Statement Headline: Public health interviewing worst affected at Augusta House Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) is following up people who have become unwell after exposure to an unknown chemical at Augusta House in Victoria Street, Auckland.  ARPHS staff are interviewing those people worst affected. […]

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Illegal trading in Mangere encourages childhood addiction

By   /  May 4, 2018  /  Auckland Regional Public Health Service, Health, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Illegal trading in Mangere encourages childhood addiction

MIL OSI – Source: Auckland Regional Public Health Service – Release/Statement Headline: Illegal trading in Mangere encourages childhood addiction An undercover operation by public health in Mangere revealed that three out of 10 outlets investigated on a single day were selling cigarettes illegally.  Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) regularly carries out stings using teenage […]

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Public Health Highights – a new report

By   /  May 2, 2018  /  Auckland Regional Public Health Service, Health, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Public Health Highights – a new report

MIL OSI – Source: Auckland Regional Public Health Service – Release/Statement Headline: Public Health Highights – a new report This report highlights the role of Auckland Regional Public Health Service in protecting and promoting public health in the region.  Although the breadth of our work is considerable, we do not operate alone. Delivering health solutions […]

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New Waikato programme offers strength and balance classes for over 65s

By   /  April 26, 2018  /  24/7 News, All news, Features, Health, Press Release, Public Sector, Waikato DHB news, Waikato District Health Board  /  Comments Off on New Waikato programme offers strength and balance classes for over 65s

MIL OSI – Source: Waikato District Health Board – Release/Statement Headline: New Waikato programme offers strength and balance classes for over 65s Improve your fitness. Increase your strength. Gain better balance. Have fun! That’s the mantra of community classes for older people run in Waikato under the “Strong & Stable” programme. It’s part of the […]

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Remember the ‘heater-metre rule’ this winter

By   /  April 24, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Children and Wellbeing, Health, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, New Zealand Plunket Society, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Remember the ‘heater-metre rule’ this winter

Source: New Zealand Plunket Society – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Remember the ‘heater-metre rule’ this winter The recent wintry blast has signalled that winter is not far away, and Plunket is reminding families that now is a good time to get prepared and stay alert to the dangers from heaters, fireplaces and other sources of winter […]

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Chinese ‘baseless rumour’, Nauru ‘justice’ for refugees and Fiji diabetes

By   /  April 23, 2018  /  24/7 News, 95bfm, Analysis-Reportage, David Robie, diabetes, Editor's Picks, Evening Report, Health, Injustice, Lead, MIL NZ OSI, Military, Nauru, Pacific Media Centre, PMC Reportage, Radio, Southern Cross, Vanuatu  /  Comments Off on Chinese ‘baseless rumour’, Nauru ‘justice’ for refugees and Fiji diabetes

Report by Dr David Robie – Café Pacific.David Robie talks on 95bFM about current Pacific issues Reuben McLaren of 95bFM talks to Professor David Robie, director of the Pacific Media Centre at Auckland University of Technology, on the centre’s Southern Cross radio programme. David speaks about various upheavals around the Pacific, including the alleged Chinese […]

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Measles alert for Kuala Lumpur flight passengers

By   /  April 23, 2018  /  Auckland Regional Public Health Service, Health, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Measles alert for Kuala Lumpur flight passengers

MIL OSI – Source: Auckland Regional Public Health Service – Release/Statement Headline: Measles alert for Kuala Lumpur flight passengers Travellers who arrived at Auckland International Airport on Malaysia Airlines MH133 from Kuala Lumpur at 11pm on 15th April 2018 may have been exposed to measles. Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) has been contacting the […]

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Members to get ballot for industrial action

By   /  April 20, 2018  /  24/7 News, Health, NZNO, Unions  /  Comments Off on Members to get ballot for industrial action

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Nurses Organisation – Release/Statement Headline: Members to get ballot for industrial action   Media Release EMBARGO 9.30am                                                                            20 April 2018 Members now vote whether or not to strike NZNO DHB members, who are party to the DHB Nurses and Midwifery MECA, receive their strike ballot paper […]

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Respiratory research

By   /  April 18, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Health, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release, Waikato District Health Board  /  Comments Off on Respiratory research

Source: Waikato District Health Board – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Respiratory research The Respiratory research unit offers a wide variety of research trials varying from local collaborative projects to global studies. We participate in clinical trials ranging from phase I through to phase IV.  All of our studies have received appropriate local regulatory and ethical approval […]

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