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Lynton Lodge Hospital staff to picket over pay offer

By   /  October 17, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Nurses Organisation, Unions  /  Comments Off on Lynton Lodge Hospital staff to picket over pay offer

Source: New Zealand Nurses Organisation NZNO media advisory, 17 October 2018 Registered nurses, health care assistants and cleaners at Lynton Lodge Hospital in Auckland are to picket for an hour in protest over failing pay negotiations. When: Thursday 18 October, 4.30-5.30pmWhere: Corner of West End Rd and Fife St, Westmere, AucklandSpokesperson: Sarah Barker, Organiser, New […]

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Hauora Tairāwhiti celebrates first ‘homegrown’ Nurse Practitioner

By   /  October 16, 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 Hauora Tairāwhiti celebrates first ‘homegrown’ Nurse Practitioner

Source: Tairawhiti District Health 16 October 2018 Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist Lynne Gray is Hauora Tairāwhiti’s first ‘homegrown’ Nurse Practitioner. The Nurse Practitioner role is a highly-skilled nursing position and has the same prescribing rights as physicians and the legal authority to practice beyond the level of a registered nurse. Lynne is New Zealand’s first […]

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Decision to fund MiniMed 640G and Tandem t:slim X2 insulin pumps and consumables

By   /  October 16, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Health, KB, KB, Pharmac, Press Release, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Decision to fund MiniMed 640G and Tandem t:slim X2 insulin pumps and consumables

Source: Pharmac What we are doing We’re pleased to announce a decision to list the MiniMed 640G insulin pump and the Tandem t:slim X2 insulin pump and associated consumables from 1 November 2018 for people who meet the Special Authority criteria for access to funded insulin pumps and consumables. There will be no changes to […]

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Proposal to award sole supply and change some antiretroviral brands

By   /  October 16, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Health, KB, KB, Pharmac, Press Release, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Proposal to award sole supply and change some antiretroviral brands

Source: Pharmac What we’re proposing PHARMAC is seeking feedback on a proposal to make several changes to funding of antiretroviral therapies (ARTs) used in the treatment of HIV infection. Award sole supply and change brands for three ARTs; and Award sole supply and maintain existing brands for four ARTs. Brand changes would have a transition […]

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Special delivery of premature twin simulators to NICU

By   /  October 16, 2018  /  24/7 News, All news, AM-NC, DJF, Features, Health, KB, KB, NICU, Press Release, Public Sector, Waikato DHB news, Waikato District Health Board, Waikato Hospital  /  Comments Off on Special delivery of premature twin simulators to NICU

Source: Waikato District Health Board L-R: Neonatal nurse practitioner Anja Hale and charge nurse manager Chantelle Hill and chairperson The Neonatal Trust (Waikato) Regina Marias The lives of premature babies, some as small as 500grams are being saved with the help of premature baby simulators. Premature Anne twin baby manikins were recently donated to Waikato […]

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Co-design will help improve transitions

By   /  October 15, 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 Co-design will help improve transitions

Source: Health Quality and Safety Commission The Connecting Care Project will see health service providers, consumers, and their families and whānau working together to better understand and improve the experience of transitions between or within providers. Improving the quality of service transitions was identified by the mental health and addiction sector in 2017 as one […]

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Agreement for the supply of custom designed orthopaedic implants and associated design services supplied by Ossis Limited

By   /  October 15, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Health, KB, KB, Pharmac, Press Release, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Agreement for the supply of custom designed orthopaedic implants and associated design services supplied by Ossis Limited

Source: Pharmac What we’re doing We are pleased to announce the approval of a listing agreement with Ossis Limited (“Ossis”) for the supply of a range of custom designed orthopaedic implants and associated implant design services (“Orthopaedic Products”) to DHBs. In summary, this will result in: Pharmaceutical Schedule listings for a range of Orthopaedic Products […]

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Report finds fewer infections following hip and knee replacements

By   /  October 15, 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 Report finds fewer infections following hip and knee replacements

Source: Health Quality and Safety Commission A new report has found that infections following hip and knee replacements have fallen, meaning reduced harm to patients. This is likely due to the efforts of health professionals to reduce infection. The findings are in an independent evaluation of the Health Quality & Safety Commission’s surgical site infection […]

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Respiratory Research team builds knowledge of heart and lung interaction

By   /  October 12, 2018  /  24/7 News, All news, Features, Health, KB, Press Release, Public Sector, Research, Waikato DHB news, Waikato District Health Board  /  Comments Off on Respiratory Research team builds knowledge of heart and lung interaction

Source: Waikato District Health Board Waikato Hospital’s Respiratory Research team. Left to right: Gail Ritchie (administration) Sandra Hopping (study coordinator), Dr Hollie Ellis (registrar), Chris Tuffery (study coordinator), Dr Cat Chang (principal investigator). Absent: Dr Miriam Bennett (Research Fellow) Waikato Hospital’s Respiratory Research team is small in global terms but punches well above its weight […]

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Single Chief Executive for two DHBs is a mistake

By   /  October 12, 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 Single Chief Executive for two DHBs is a mistake

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists “The decision to appoint a single chief executive to lead two Wellington region district health boards is a mistake,” says Angela Belich, Deputy Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS). She was commenting on an announcement that a single chief executive would be recruited to run […]

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South Pacific Nurses Forum to convene

By   /  October 12, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Health, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Nurses Organisation, Unions  /  Comments Off on South Pacific Nurses Forum to convene

Source: New Zealand Nurses Organisation NZNO media release 12 October 2018 More than 300 nursing leaders will convene in Rarotonga on Monday (15 October) for the 19th South Pacific Nurses Forum and AGM. The theme for the Forum this year is Transforming Leadership: Nurses as Change Agents for Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs) in the Pacific. […]

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How nature shapes health around the world

By   /  October 12, 2018  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Health, Healthy nature healthy people, KB, Mental Health, mental health awareness, nature, New Zealand Government, Partnerships, Public Sector, Stephen O'Dea award  /  Comments Off on How nature shapes health around the world

Source: Department of Conservation Mental Health Awareness Week runs from 8-14 October. Healthy Nature Healthy People Co-ordinator Helen Gillespie spent time earlier this year discovering how countries around the world are enabling their people to let nature in. Helen was the recipient of the 2017 Stephen O’Dea award which provides professional development opportunities to staff in […]

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Serious injuries from falls, self-harm, and vehicle crashes increase ? Stats NZ Media and Information Release: Serious injury outcome indicators: 2000?17

By   /  October 11, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Demographics, Health, Health Sector, Injury Statistics, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL-Submissions, New Zealand, Statistics  /  Comments Off on Serious injuries from falls, self-harm, and vehicle crashes increase ? Stats NZ Media and Information Release: Serious injury outcome indicators: 2000?17

Source: MIL-OSI Submissions Serious injuries from falls, self-harm, and vehicle crashes increase – 4 October 2018 The rates of serious non-fatal injuries from falls and from self-harm were at record highs in 2017, Stats NZ said today. The rate for motor-vehicle crashes was also the highest for 16 years. At 109.2 injuries per 100,000 people, […]

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Patients’ experience of primary health care in New Zealand revealed

By   /  October 11, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Health, Health Quality and Safety Commission, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Patients’ experience of primary health care in New Zealand revealed

Source: Health Quality and Safety Commission Most patients feel their GP or practice nurse treats them with kindness, understanding and respect, results of a survey by the Health Quality & Safety Commission and Ministry of Health show. The primary care patient experience survey, now published for the first time down to district health board (DHB) […]

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Decision to list interventional radiology products supplied by Teleflex Medical New Zealand Limited

By   /  October 11, 2018  /  24/7 News, Health, KB, Pharmac, Press Release, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Decision to list interventional radiology products supplied by Teleflex Medical New Zealand Limited

Source: Pharmac What we are doing We are pleased to announce the approval of a listing agreement for a range of interventional radiology products with Teleflex Medical New Zealand Limited (“Teleflex”). In summary this will result in: Listing 109 Interventional Radiology products from Teleflex in Part III of Section H of the Pharmaceutical Schedule from […]

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Proposal to decrease price and award sole supply for alendronate

By   /  October 10, 2018  /  24/7 News, Health, KB, Pharmac, Press Release, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Proposal to decrease price and award sole supply for alendronate

Source: Pharmac What we’re proposing PHARMAC is seeking feedback on a proposal to award sole supply to the currently listed brand of alendronate sodium 70 mg tablets (Fosamax and Fosamax Plus), a treatment for osteoporosis. Price reductions would take effect from 1 February 2019 and this proposal would mean there would be no brand change […]

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Evidence-based approach to funding choices more important than ever

By   /  October 10, 2018  /  24/7 News, Health, KB, Pharmac, Press Release, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Evidence-based approach to funding choices more important than ever

Source: Pharmac Cancer will affect almost all New Zealanders at some point in their lives. Given the range of new treatments in the pipeline, PHARMAC works hard to fund the best medicines it can based on the evidence, says Sarah Fitt, Chief Executive. We all know someone who is, or might be, affected by some […]

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RFP – PHARMAC and HRC research partnership 2019

By   /  October 10, 2018  /  24/7 News, Health, KB, Pharmac, Press Release, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on RFP – PHARMAC and HRC research partnership 2019

Source: Pharmac 8 October 2018 PHARMAC and the Health Research Council of New Zealand request research proposals. PHARMAC and the Health Research Council of New Zealand have formed a joint research initiative to support innovative research and advance the strategic objectives of both organisations. This partnership will augment PHARMAC’s focus on securing best health outcomes from […]

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Proposal to list medical devices supplied by REM SYSTEMS Limited

By   /  October 10, 2018  /  24/7 News, Health, KB, Pharmac, Press Release, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Proposal to list medical devices supplied by REM SYSTEMS Limited

Source: Pharmac What we’re proposing PHARMAC is seeking feedback on a proposal to list a range of medical devices in Part III of Section H of the Pharmaceutical Schedule from 1 December 2018, through a provisional agreement with REM SYSTEMS Limited. Product ranges to include: needles and syringes; and respiratory equipment and consumables (“respiratory care products”). […]

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Electronic portal for bidding on PHARMAC’s annual tender

By   /  October 10, 2018  /  24/7 News, Health, KB, Pharmac, Press Release, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Electronic portal for bidding on PHARMAC’s annual tender

Source: Pharmac 4 October 2018 E-portal for PHARMAC’s annual tender now available to trial. Before the e-portal goes ‘live’, PHARMAC is providing suppliers with the opportunity to trial and practice with the e-portal and register their company in the system if they have not already done so before the release of the 2018/19 Tender. The practice […]

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