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Code of Practice for Nuclear Medicine

By   /  April 19, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, Ministry of Health, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Code of Practice for Nuclear Medicine

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Health The Radiation Safety Act 2016 came into force on 7 March 2017. The Act is administered by the Ministry of Health’s Office of Radiation Safety. The Act sets out high-level safety and security obligations in section 9–12. There are many different types of radiation use and the requirements are often very […]

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Code of Practice for the Safe Transport of Radioactive Material

By   /  April 19, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, Ministry of Health, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Code of Practice for the Safe Transport of Radioactive Material

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Health The Radiation Safety Act 2016 came fully into force on 7 March 2017. The Act is administered by the Ministry of Health’s Office of Radiation Safety. The Act sets out high-level safety and security obligations in sections 9–12. There are many different types of radiation use and the requirements are […]

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Removal of pathologists from long-term skills shortage list unwise

By   /  April 18, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, ASMS News, Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, Business, Employment Issues, FifthEstate1, Health, Health & Wellbeing, health care, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions  /  Comments Off on Removal of pathologists from long-term skills shortage list unwise

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists The senior doctors’ union says its concerns about the immigration status of pathologists have been acknowledged but the Government’s response falls well short of what is needed. Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS), says Immigration Minister Iain Lees-Galloway has written to acknowledge the […]

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Save the date: Quality Improvement Scientific Symposium 2019

By   /  April 18, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, Health, Health Quality and Safety Commission, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Save the date: Quality Improvement Scientific Symposium 2019

Source: Health Quality and Safety Commission Save the date: Quality Improvement Scientific Symposium 2019 Event start: 10 Oct 2019 9:00am Event end: 10 Oct 2019 5:00pm Location: Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington The Health Quality & Safety Commission is hosting its 5th annual scientific symposium featuring keynote speakers, peer-reviewed papers, and learning and networking opportunities. This […]

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Proposal to list surgical suction, chest and wound drainage products supplied by Culpan Distributors Limited

By   /  April 18, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Pharmac, Science  /  Comments Off on Proposal to list surgical suction, chest and wound drainage products supplied by Culpan Distributors Limited

Source: Pharmac What we’re proposing PHARMAC is seeking feedback on a proposal to list a range of surgical suction, chest and wound drainage products in Part III of Section H of the Pharmaceutical Schedule from 1 July 2019 through a provisional Agreement with Culpan Distributors Limited (“Culpan”). Consultation closes at 4pm on Friday 17 May […]

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Partnership delivers wraparound support for diabetes patients

By   /  April 17, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, Health, Health Quality and Safety Commission, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Partnership delivers wraparound support for diabetes patients

Source: Health Quality and Safety Commission Partnership delivers wraparound support for diabetes patients 17 Apr 2019 | Primary Care West Coast Primary Health Organisation (PHO) has partnered with Māori health and social services provider, Poutini Waiora, in a project to improve outcomes for targeted Buller Medical Māori and Pacific clients with diabetes. The holistic care […]

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Health Minister warns Waikato DHB over growing deficit

By   /  April 17, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, FifthEstate1, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on Health Minister warns Waikato DHB over growing deficit

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Health Minister warns Waikato DHB over growing deficit The Health Minister is poised to sack the entire Waikato District Health Board and replace it with a commissioner. David Clark has told the embattled DHB he’s seriously dissatisfied with its performance and increasingly worried about its […]

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What’s the fuss about urban nature?

By   /  April 17, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, FifthEstate1, Health, KB, Mental Health, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Recreation  /  Comments Off on What’s the fuss about urban nature?

Source: Department of Conservation By Jo Kearns, Healthy Nature Healthy People Advisor New research, impressive both in scale and duration, shows green space is great for kids’ mental health. In March a major new study from Danish biologists was released. Read more about the study: Residential green space in childhood is associated with lower risk […]

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Supporting whānau through trauma – Te Rina’s story

By   /  April 17, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, Health, Health Quality and Safety Commission, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Supporting whānau through trauma – Te Rina’s story

Source: Health Quality and Safety Commission Supporting whānau through trauma – Te Rina’s story 17 Apr 2019 | Partners in Care A powerful and moving speech from Te Rina Ruru was the focus of a grand round at Bay of Plenty District Health Board last week. Te Rina, a member of the Health Quality & […]

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Decision to list various medical devices supplied by REM Systems Ltd

By   /  April 17, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Pharmac, Science  /  Comments Off on Decision to list various medical devices supplied by REM Systems Ltd

Source: Pharmac Detail about this decision In 2018 PHARMAC issued Requests for Proposals (“RFPs”) for: The RFPs were for non-exclusive national agreements for listing in the Pharmaceutical Schedule. After completing the RFP evaluation processes and consulting on the provisional Agreements reached with REM, PHARMAC has decided to list the medical devices in Part III of […]

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PlunketLine celebrates its 25th birthday

By   /  April 16, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Children and Wellbeing, FifthEstate1, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, New Zealand Plunket Society  /  Comments Off on PlunketLine celebrates its 25th birthday

Source: New Zealand Plunket Society More than two million parents and caregivers have called Plunket’s 24/7 parent helpline when they have needed advice on the health and wellbeing of their child or whānau. Plunket staff are celebrating the milestone this month, which included a morning tea with the Prime Minister Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern and […]

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Hospital specialists congratulate midwives on accord – and ask: what about us?

By   /  April 16, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, ASMS News, Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, Business, Employment Issues, FifthEstate1, Health, Health & Wellbeing, health care, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions  /  Comments Off on Hospital specialists congratulate midwives on accord – and ask: what about us?

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists “Hospital midwives are to be congratulated for successfully negotiating a safer staffing accord – and now it’s the turn of hospital specialists to have a similar agreement with the Government to address the serious workforce issues they’re dealing with,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried […]

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Phew!

By   /  April 16, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, ASMS News, Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, Business, Employment Issues, FifthEstate1, Health, Health & Wellbeing, health care, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions  /  Comments Off on Phew!

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists Phew is the reaction from Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS) to the news that the Employment Relations Authority will undertake a ‘facilitation’ of the long-running toxic industrial dispute between the 20 district health boards (DHBs) and the Resident Doctors’ Association (RDA) representing […]

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Senior doctors pleased health review chief understands importance of workforce

By   /  April 16, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, ASMS News, Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, Business, Employment Issues, FifthEstate1, Health, Health & Wellbeing, health care, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions  /  Comments Off on Senior doctors pleased health review chief understands importance of workforce

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists A focus on workforce in the Health and Disability System Review has been welcomed by the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS), but it cautions against any unsettling industrial changes. In an interview with The Specialist, the quarterly magazine produced by ASMS, review panel Chair Heather Simpson suggests it […]

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Decision to list or amend medical devices supplied by Boucher & Muir (NZ) Ltd

By   /  April 16, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Pharmac, Science  /  Comments Off on Decision to list or amend medical devices supplied by Boucher & Muir (NZ) Ltd

Source: Pharmac What we are doing We’re pleased to announce PHARMAC has made a decision to approve an agreement* with Boucher & Muir (NZ) Ltd for the supply of its insulin pen needle devices. The effect of the decision is that: from 1 June 2019 Boucher & Muir’s 31G x 6 mm insulin pen needle […]

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Passing of the Accident Compensation Amendment Bill

By   /  April 15, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Accident Compensation Commission (ACC), AM-NC, Employment Issues, FifthEstate1, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Passing of the Accident Compensation Amendment Bill

Source: Accident Compensation Commission (ACC) Released 15/04/2019 People who choose to work past retirement age, and the families of people working overseas will benefit from changes in the Accident Compensation Amendment Bill, which was passed by Parliament last week. The Bill helps to address a number of gaps in the Scheme to help keep the […]

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Decision to list continence products supplied by SPQ Limited

By   /  April 15, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Pharmac, Science  /  Comments Off on Decision to list continence products supplied by SPQ Limited

Source: Pharmac Detail about this decision In May 2018, PHARMAC issued a request for proposals (“RFP”) for the supply of urology, ostomy and continence products to DHBs. The RFP requested proposals for non-exclusive national agreements for listing on the Pharmaceutical Schedule. After evaluating SPQ’s proposal, and consulting on the provisional agreement, PHARMAC has decided to […]

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Proposal to list medical devices supplied by 3M New Zealand Limited and Protec Solutions Limited

By   /  April 15, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Pharmac, Science  /  Comments Off on Proposal to list medical devices supplied by 3M New Zealand Limited and Protec Solutions Limited

Source: Pharmac What we’re proposing PHARMAC is seeking feedback on a proposal to: list a range of continence products in Part III of Section H of the Pharmaceutical Schedule from 1 July 2019, through a listing agreement with 3M New Zealand Limited (“3M”) and list a range of urology products in Part III of Section […]

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New Report on Maternity finds drop in teenage pregnancies

By   /  April 12, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, Ministry of Health, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on New Report on Maternity finds drop in teenage pregnancies

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Health The latest Report on Maternity has been released, showing the rate of teenage pregnancies has halved in the past decade. Every year the data, produced by the Ministry of Health, provides health statistics about women giving birth around the country. It shows that in 2017, 59,661 women gave birth […]

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The Safety Dance: Our data on dancing-related injuries

By   /  April 12, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Accident Compensation Commission (ACC), AM-NC, Employment Issues, FifthEstate1, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on The Safety Dance: Our data on dancing-related injuries

Source: Accident Compensation Commission (ACC) Released 12/04/2019 Dancing: it’s fun to watch, and even more fun to do. It’s also the seventh most popular recreational activity in New Zealand. And it’s no wonder, given its positive benefits for physical, mental, and social wellbeing. With a new season of Dancing with the Stars New Zealand comes […]

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