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General practice increasingly popular with young doctors

Published By   /  June 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Health, Jonathan Coleman, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on General practice increasingly popular with young doctors

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: General practice increasingly popular with young doctors Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says an increase in interest in general practice amongst medical students is a promising trend. “It’s important that health facilities around the country are well equipped to provide New Zealanders with the treatment that […]

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Health volunteers celebrated at annual awards

Published By   /  June 22, 2017  /  24/7 News, Health, Jonathan Coleman, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Health volunteers celebrated at annual awards

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Health volunteers celebrated at annual awards Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has announced the Wellington Hospitals Volunteer Service as the overall winner of the 2017 Minister of Health Volunteer Awards.  “The Health Volunteer Awards celebrate and recognise the thousands of dedicated health sector volunteers who give […]

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Supporting world class health research in NZ

Published By   /  June 22, 2017  /  24/7 News, Health, Jonathan Coleman, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Paul Goldsmith, Politics, release, Science and Innovation  /  Comments Off on Supporting world class health research in NZ

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Supporting world class health research in NZ Minister of Health Jonathan Coleman and Minister of Science and Innovation Paul Goldsmith today launched New Zealand’s first Health Research Strategy which aims to increase the excellence and impact of government investment in health research. “Investment in health […]

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Finding new ways to support people with long-term pain conditions

Published By   /  June 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, Health, Jonathan Coleman, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Finding new ways to support people with long-term pain conditions

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Finding new ways to support people with long-term pain conditions Health Minister Jonathan Coleman is praising an innovative programme in the Far North which aims to better support people with long-term musculoskeletal conditions. “The Government invested $6 million in Budget 2015 to create community based […]

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Celebrating 20 years of pill-free prescriptions

Published By   /  June 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, Health, Jonathan Coleman, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Celebrating 20 years of pill-free prescriptions

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Celebrating 20 years of pill-free prescriptions Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has marked the 20th anniversary of the Green Prescription initiative, which has seen around 400,000 medication-free healthy lifestyle prescriptions given out. “The Government is committed to supporting New Zealanders to live healthier more active lives […]

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Sport and rec volunteers answer the call

Published By   /  June 17, 2017  /  24/7 News, Jonathan Coleman, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Sport and Recreation  /  Comments Off on Sport and rec volunteers answer the call

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Sport and rec volunteers answer the call Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman says our nation’s sporting volunteers are stepping up to the plate and it is important to recognise their efforts during National Volunteer Week, which runs from 18-24 June. “Nearly a quarter of […]

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New report highlights importance of how we eat

Published By   /  June 16, 2017  /  24/7 News, Health, Jonathan Coleman, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Sport and Recreation  /  Comments Off on New report highlights importance of how we eat

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: New report highlights importance of how we eat Health Minister and Sport & Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman has welcomed the release of ‘How We Eat’, a report that assesses evidence on eating behaviours and their influence on diet and body size. “We all know a […]

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Research grants focus on Maori & Pacific health

Published By   /  June 15, 2017  /  24/7 News, Health, Jonathan Coleman, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Paul Goldsmith, Politics, release, Science and Innovation  /  Comments Off on Research grants focus on Maori & Pacific health

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Research grants focus on Maori & Pacific health Minister of Health Jonathan Coleman and Minister of Science and Innovation Paul Goldsmith have welcomed this year’s annual funding round of Health Research Council grants with a number focusing on Maori and Pacific health. “The 54 project […]

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More funding to support rural mental wellness

Published By   /  June 14, 2017  /  24/7 News, Health, Jonathan Coleman, Nathan Guy, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, Primary Industries, release  /  Comments Off on More funding to support rural mental wellness

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: More funding to support rural mental wellness Health Minister Jonathan Coleman and Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy have committed another joint funding boost to rural mental health. The Ministers committed $500,000 for Rural Mental Wellness at the opening of the Fieldays Rural Health Hub earlier […]

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Reducing sudden infant death by 86% in 8 yrs

Published By   /  June 13, 2017  /  24/7 News, Health, Jonathan Coleman, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Reducing sudden infant death by 86% in 8 yrs

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Reducing sudden infant death by 86% in 8 yrs Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the Government is taking steps to dramatically reduce Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy (SUDI). “This Government believes in supporting women and families to have healthy babies who grow up to be […]

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New targets focus on giving kids the best start

Published By   /  June 9, 2017  /  24/7 News, Health, Jonathan Coleman, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on New targets focus on giving kids the best start

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: New targets focus on giving kids the best start Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the refreshed Better Public Services targets will help ensure young New Zealanders get the best start to life and that we’re better prepared to act before kids end up in hospital. […]

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15 indicators to help monitor childhood obesity

Published By   /  June 9, 2017  /  24/7 News, Health, Jonathan Coleman, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on 15 indicators to help monitor childhood obesity

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: 15 indicators to help monitor childhood obesity Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says a set of indicators will be published annually to help monitor the progress being made to reduce childhood obesity in New Zealand. “Obesity is a serious issue threatening the health of young New […]

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$2 billion pay equity settlement bill for 55,000 health care workers passes into law

Published By   /  June 8, 2017  /  24/7 News, Health, Jonathan Coleman, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on $2 billion pay equity settlement bill for 55,000 health care workers passes into law

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: $2 billion pay equity settlement bill for 55,000 health care workers passes into law Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says a bill to implement a historic pay equity settlement for 55,000 of the health sector’s lowest paid workers passed into law today with unanimous support from […]

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Guaranteed hours for home & community workers going well

Published By   /  June 7, 2017  /  24/7 News, Health, Jonathan Coleman, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Guaranteed hours for home & community workers going well

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Guaranteed hours for home & community workers going well Health Minister Jonathan Coleman is pleased with how the implementation of guaranteed hours for home and community support workers is tracking. “Home and community support workers play a vital role in assisting older people, disabled people, […]

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$12 million to fluoridate more drinking water

Published By   /  June 6, 2017  /  24/7 News, Health, Jonathan Coleman, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Peter Dunne, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on $12 million to fluoridate more drinking water

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: $12 million to fluoridate more drinking water Budget 2017 has committed $12 million over four years to fund the infrastructure needed to fluoridate more drinking water, say Health Minister Jonathan Coleman and Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne. “While New Zealand’s oral health has improved dramatically […]

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Successful FAST stroke campaign returns

Published By   /  June 5, 2017  /  24/7 News, Health, Jonathan Coleman, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Successful FAST stroke campaign returns

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Successful FAST stroke campaign returns Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the successful national campaign highlighting the signs of a stroke and the need to act quickly is being repeated. The FAST campaign focuses on the key signs of a stroke and emphasises the swift action […]

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Ministers welcome Lions Series kick-off

Published By   /  June 2, 2017  /  24/7 News, Arts, Culture and Heritage, Economic Development, Jonathan Coleman, Maggie Barry, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Simon Bridges, Sport and Recreation  /  Comments Off on Ministers welcome Lions Series kick-off

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Ministers welcome Lions Series kick-off Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges, Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman and Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry welcome the kick-off of the DHL NZ Lions Series 2017. The New Zealand Lions Series 2017 will take place from 3 […]

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Progress on Bowel Cancer screening rollout

Published By   /  June 1, 2017  /  24/7 News, Health, Jonathan Coleman, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Progress on Bowel Cancer screening rollout

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Progress on Bowel Cancer screening rollout Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says final preparations are underway for the National Bowel Screening Programme to begin in Hutt Valley and Wairarapa. “Every year more than 3,000 New Zealanders are diagnosed with bowel cancer and more than 1,200 die […]

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More diversity in our health workforce

Published By   /  June 1, 2017  /  24/7 News, Health, Jonathan Coleman, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on More diversity in our health workforce

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: More diversity in our health workforce Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says an incentive scheme designed to increase the number of health professionals working in communities and roles that have traditionally been difficult to staff is supporting the diversity of the health workforce. “The Voluntary Bonding […]

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Supporting families to raise healthy kids

Published By   /  May 31, 2017  /  24/7 News, Health, Jonathan Coleman, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Sport and Recreation  /  Comments Off on Supporting families to raise healthy kids

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Supporting families to raise healthy kids Health Minister and Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman has released the ‘Sit Less, Move More, Sleep Well: Active play guidelines for under-fives’. “Regular active play and good quality sleep are important to every child’s health and development, but […]

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