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Healthcare Human Factors Symposium and HFESNZ Conference

By   /  June 25, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, FifthEstate1, Health, Health Quality and Safety Commission, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI - New Zealand, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Healthcare Human Factors Symposium and HFESNZ Conference

Source: Health Quality and Safety Commission Healthcare Human Factors Symposium and HFESNZ Conference Event start: 18 Sep 2019 9:00am Event end: 20 Sep 2019 5:00pm Location: Auckland City Hospital, Auckland | Ellen Melville Centre, Auckland The Healthcare Human Factors Symposium and Human Factors and Ergonomics Society of New Zealand’s 21st conference will be held from […]

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Proposal to list products in the surgical suction, chest and wound drainage products supplied by Teleflex Medical New Zealand

By   /  June 25, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, FifthEstate1, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI - New Zealand, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Pharmac, Science  /  Comments Off on Proposal to list products in the surgical suction, chest and wound drainage products supplied by Teleflex Medical New Zealand

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 September 2019 through a provisional Agreement with Teleflex Medical New Zealand (“Teleflex”). Consultation closes at 4pm on Tuesday, 16 […]

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Proposal to list medical devices supplied by ResMed NZ Limited

By   /  June 24, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, FifthEstate1, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI - New Zealand, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Pharmac, Science  /  Comments Off on Proposal to list medical devices supplied by ResMed NZ Limited

Source: Pharmac What we’re proposing PHARMAC is seeking feedback on a proposal to list a range of non-invasive ventilation products (“NIV Products”) in Part III of Section H of the Pharmaceutical Schedule from 1 September 2019, through a provisional agreement with ResMed NZ Limited (“ResMed”). Consultation closes at 4pm on Monday, 15 July 2019 and feedback can […]

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Seminar: Commercial detriments of health (can we respond and how?)

By   /  June 20, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, DJF, FifthEstate1, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI - New Zealand, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on Seminar: Commercial detriments of health (can we respond and how?)

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Seminar: Commercial detriments of health (can we respond and how?) Commercial determinants arise from the economic frameworks, forces and values that underlie and permeate all aspects of society. They are of fundamental importance for health status, inequalities, trends, and outcomes. While relevant to both communicable […]

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OIA Response: Waitangi Tribunal research report

By   /  June 20, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, FifthEstate1, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI - New Zealand, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Pharmac, Science  /  Comments Off on OIA Response: Waitangi Tribunal research report

Source: Pharmac 8 February 2019 [Name and contact details redacted] Dear [Name redacted] REQUEST FOR INFORMATION Thank you for your request dated 20 December 2018 under the Official Information Act 1982 (OIA) for information relating to health services and outcomes for Maori.  Set out below is the responses to the information you requested. You asked […]

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OIA Response: Pembrolizumab and nivolumab data

By   /  June 20, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, FifthEstate1, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI - New Zealand, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Pharmac, Science  /  Comments Off on OIA Response: Pembrolizumab and nivolumab data

Source: Pharmac 20 June 2019 27 February 2019 [Name and contact details redacted] Dear [Name redacted] REQUEST FOR INFORMATION Thank you for your request dated 29 January 2019 under the Official Information Act 1982 (OIA) for information relating to Special Authorities for pembrolizumab and nivolumab for November and December 2018. Special Authority applications and approvals […]

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MMR immunisation protects our most vulnerable

By   /  June 19, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, FifthEstate1, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI - New Zealand, Ministry of Health, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on MMR immunisation protects our most vulnerable

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Health More than 200 cases of measles have now been confirmed in New Zealand since the start of this year and the Ministry of Health is reminding people that immunisation is the best way to protect our most vulnerable. Measles is highly contagious and can be life threatening. It has […]

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Atomoxetine – delay in change of funded brand and open access

By   /  June 19, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, FifthEstate1, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI - New Zealand, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Pharmac, Science  /  Comments Off on Atomoxetine – delay in change of funded brand and open access

Source: Pharmac What we’re doing PHARMAC is advising all interested parties that there will be a delay in the listing of a new funded brand of atomoxetine and removal of the current funding restrictions. The listing of the Generic Partners’ brand of atomoxetine capsules (10 mg, 18 mg, 25 mg, 40 mg, 60 mg, 80 mg, […]

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Commission proud to receive the Rainbow Tick

By   /  June 17, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, FifthEstate1, Health, Health Quality and Safety Commission, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI - New Zealand, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Commission proud to receive the Rainbow Tick

Source: Health Quality and Safety Commission The Health Quality & Safety Commission is proud to be the latest organisation to receive the Rainbow Tick – a sign that we welcome, understand and value sexual and gender diversity. The Rainbow Tick is awarded to organisations who complete a diversity and inclusion process, which assesses whether or […]

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Proposal to list products in the surgical suction, chest and wound drainage; and obstetrics and gynaecology categories supplied by W M Bamford

By   /  June 17, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, FifthEstate1, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI - New Zealand, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Pharmac, Science  /  Comments Off on Proposal to list products in the surgical suction, chest and wound drainage; and obstetrics and gynaecology categories supplied by W M Bamford

Source: Pharmac What we’re proposing PHARMAC is seeking feedback on a proposal to list a range of obstetrics and gynaecology products and surgical suction, chest and wound drainage products in Part III of Section H of the Pharmaceutical Schedule from 1 September 2019 through a provisional agreement with W M Bamford and Co Limited (“Bamford”). […]

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Proposal to list urology products supplied by CR Kennedy (NZ) Limited

By   /  June 14, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, FifthEstate1, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI - New Zealand, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Pharmac, Science  /  Comments Off on Proposal to list urology products supplied by CR Kennedy (NZ) Limited

Source: Pharmac What we’re proposing PHARMAC is seeking feedback on a proposal to list a range of urology products in Part III of Section H of the Pharmaceutical Schedule from 1 August 2019, though a listing agreement with CR Kennedy (NZ) Limited (“CR Kennedy”). Consultation closes at 4pm on Friday, 5 July 2019 and feedback can be […]

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Vaccine costs

By   /  June 14, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, FifthEstate1, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI - New Zealand, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Pharmac, Science  /  Comments Off on Vaccine costs

Source: Pharmac [Name and contact details redacted] 9 May 2019 Dear [Name redacted] REQUEST FOR INFORMATION Thank you for your request dated 8 April 2019 under the Official Information Act 1982 (OIA) for information relating to vaccines in New Zealand. In our view, it would have been necessary under section 14 of the OIA to […]

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Acute demand driving deficits

By   /  June 13, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, ASMS News, Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, Business, DJF, Employment Issues, FifthEstate1, Health, Health & Wellbeing, health care, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI - New Zealand, New Zealand, Unions  /  Comments Off on Acute demand driving deficits

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists Pressuring District Health Boards to reduce their deficits will exacerbate the critical shortfall being experienced in public hospitals dealing with significant increased acute demand, says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS). “Health Minister David Clark acknowledges DHBs are under pressure but says he […]

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Household Food Insecurity among Children: New Zealand Health Survey

By   /  June 12, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, FifthEstate1, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI - New Zealand, Ministry of Health, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Household Food Insecurity among Children: New Zealand Health Survey

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Health Summary Food insecurity is defined as a limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate and safe foods or limited ability to acquire personally acceptable foods that meet cultural needs in a socially acceptable way. Using an eight-item questionnaire, the New Zealand Health Survey child component asked primary caregivers to […]

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Southern DHB: 24/7 maternity facilities in rural regions ‘not possible’

By   /  June 12, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, DJF, FifthEstate1, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI - New Zealand, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on Southern DHB: 24/7 maternity facilities in rural regions ‘not possible’

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Southern DHB: 24/7 maternity facilities in rural regions ‘not possible’ Southern DHB CEO Chris Fleming joins Checkpoint live to discuss concerns about a lack of maternity facilities in the Southland and Otago regions. This follows several incidents in recent months, including a Lumsden mother who […]

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Choosing Wisely must mean choosing equity

By   /  June 12, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, FifthEstate1, Health, Health Quality and Safety Commission, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI - New Zealand, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Choosing Wisely must mean choosing equity

Source: Health Quality and Safety Commission A paper published in the latest New Zealand Medical Journal (7 June 2019) says the Choosing Wisely campaign must ensure the message ‘more is not necessarily better’ does not inadvertently worsen the under-treatment for Māori and other groups. Choosing Wisely is an international campaign that promotes a culture where […]

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Decision to list medical devices supplied by Defries Industries New Zealand Limited and Pro-Med Technologies Limited

By   /  June 12, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, FifthEstate1, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI - New Zealand, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Pharmac, Science  /  Comments Off on Decision to list medical devices supplied by Defries Industries New Zealand Limited and Pro-Med Technologies Limited

Source: Pharmac Detail about this decision In 2018 PHARMAC issued Requests for Proposals (“RFPs”) for obstetric and gynaecology products. The RFPs were for non-exclusive national agreements for listing in the Pharmaceutical Schedule. After evaluating Defries and Pro-Med’s proposals, and consulting on the provisional agreements reached with them, PHARMAC has decided to list Defries and Pro-Med’s […]

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The business of health care depends on exploiting doctors and nurses

By   /  June 10, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, DJF, FifthEstate1, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI - New Zealand, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on The business of health care depends on exploiting doctors and nurses

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists – Press Release/Statement: Headline: The business of health care depends on exploiting doctors and nurses You are at your daughter’s recital and you get a call that your elderlypatient’s son needs to talk to you urgently. A colleague has a family emergency and the hospital needs you to work a […]

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Govt’s $2b for mental health: will it work?

By   /  June 10, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, DJF, FifthEstate1, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI - New Zealand, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on Govt’s $2b for mental health: will it work?

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Govt’s $2b for mental health: will it work? The centrepiece of last week’s budget was $1.9 billion to help the one in five New Zealanders who experience mental illness or significant mental distress.  New Zealand has persistently high suicide rates – particularly for young people […]

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Decision to list medical devices supplied by Bunzl Outsourcing Services NZ Limited, B. Braun New Zealand Pty Limited and Smith & Nephew Limited

By   /  June 10, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, FifthEstate1, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI - New Zealand, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Pharmac, Science  /  Comments Off on Decision to list medical devices supplied by Bunzl Outsourcing Services NZ Limited, B. Braun New Zealand Pty Limited and Smith & Nephew Limited

Source: Pharmac What we’re doing We are pleased to announce the approval of non-exclusive listing agreements with Bunzl Outsourcing Services NZ Limited (“Bunzl”), B. Braun New Zealand Pty Limited (“B. Braun”) and Smith & Nephew Limited (“Smith & Nephew”) for the supply of continence and urology products to DHBs. In summary, this will result in […]

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