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Therapeutic Products Regulatory Scheme consultation

By   /  December 14, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, Ministry of Health, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Therapeutic Products Regulatory Scheme consultation

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Health The closing date for submissions is 5.00 pm, Thursday 18 April 2019. Submissions can be made via our online consultation tool. The Ministry’s preference is to receive submissions via the consultation tool. If you are unable to make a submission using this consultation tool, you can send in an […]

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New collaborative ophthalmology project announced

By   /  December 14, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, Ministry of Health, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on New collaborative ophthalmology project announced

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Health The Ministry of Health is today announcing a new year-long project aimed at reducing waiting times and improving care for people with eye conditions. Chief Medical Officer Dr Andrew Simpson says the Ministry, in partnership with the Ophthalmology Service Improvement Expert Advisory Group, will run workshops and give extra […]

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New cancer registrations 2016

By   /  December 12, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, Ministry of Health, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on New cancer registrations 2016

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Health These annually published interactive tables and graphs provide high-level data on cancer registrations in 2016. They include information about the most common cancers registered and breakdowns by common demographic variables. Key findings   Total Male  Female Number of new cancer registrations, 2016 Māori 2,492 1,102 1,390 Non-Māori 21,594 11,398 […]

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Strategy to prevent and minimise gambling harm 2019/20-2021/22 proposals document

By   /  December 11, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, Ministry of Health, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Strategy to prevent and minimise gambling harm 2019/20-2021/22 proposals document

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Health Summary The Gambling Act 2003 sets out requirements for an ‘integrated problem gambling strategy focused on public health’.  The Ministry of Health is responsible for developing and refreshing the strategy at three-yearly intervals, and for implementing it. The Crown recovers the cost of developing and implementing the strategy, by […]

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The Way Forward process makes good progress

By   /  December 6, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, Ministry of Health, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on The Way Forward process makes good progress

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Health Since April this year, the Canterbury District Health Board and Ministry of Health have been participating in a ‘Way Forward’ process to discuss the health requirements for Canterbury. The process has included a number of face-to-face conversations including a daylong series of meetings held in Christchurch last week between […]

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Appointment of Deputy Director-General DHB Performance, Support and Infrastructure

By   /  December 4, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, Ministry of Health, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Appointment of Deputy Director-General DHB Performance, Support and Infrastructure

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Health The Ministry of Health has announced the appointment of Michelle Arrowsmith to the role of Deputy Director-General DHB Performance, Support and Infrastructure.  Michelle commenced her career in health as a dietitian and worked clinically for a number of years before moving into senior operational management where she’s held the […]

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Pressure Injuries in Aged Residential Care: 1 January 2016 to 31 March 2017

By   /  December 3, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, Ministry of Health, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Pressure Injuries in Aged Residential Care: 1 January 2016 to 31 March 2017

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Health Pressure injuries are a major cause of harm, and evidence shows most pressure injuries are preventable. The effects of pressure injuries include pain, loss of function, reduced mobility, distress, prolonged treatment, infection and even death. Pressure injuries reduce the quality of life, delay recovery and have a significant impact […]

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Interagency Committee on the Health Effects of Non-ionising Fields: Report to Ministers 2018

By   /  December 3, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, Ministry of Health, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Interagency Committee on the Health Effects of Non-ionising Fields: Report to Ministers 2018

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Health This report summarises recent research done on radiofrequency fields and extremely low frequency fields by national and international health and scientific bodies. The Ministry of Health convenes a technical advisory committee, the Interagency Committee on the Health Effects of Non-ionising Fields (the Committee), to monitor and review research on […]

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ʹAla Moʹui Progress Report – Pacific Child Health

By   /  December 3, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, Ministry of Health, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on ʹAla Moʹui Progress Report – Pacific Child Health

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Health ʹAla Moʹui: Pathways to Pacific Health and Wellbeing 2014–2018 sets out the strategic direction to address health needs of Pacific peoples. The ʹAla Moʹui Progress Reports track progress in relation to the quantitative indicators outlined in ʹAla Moʹui. The indicator results are presented at a national level (total New […]

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ʹAla Moʹui Progress Report – Pacific Health Care Utilisation

By   /  December 3, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, Ministry of Health, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on ʹAla Moʹui Progress Report – Pacific Health Care Utilisation

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Health ʹAla Moʹui: Pathways to Pacific Health and Wellbeing 2014–2018 sets out the strategic direction to address health needs of Pacific peoples. The ʹAla Moʹui Progress Reports track progress in relation to the quantitative indicators outlined in ʹAla Moʹui. The indicator results are presented at a national level (total New […]

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Audit shows aged-residential care readiness for pressure injuries

By   /  December 3, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, Ministry of Health, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Audit shows aged-residential care readiness for pressure injuries

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Health The Ministry of Health is encouraged by the steps aged residential care providers are taking to prevent and minimise pressure injuries among residents. A new Ministry report, Pressure Injuries in Aged Residential Care looks at the results of an audit of 528 aged residential care providers throughout New Zealand […]

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Victims’ Rights Act 2002 Guidelines 2018

By   /  November 30, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, Ministry of Health, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Victims’ Rights Act 2002 Guidelines 2018

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Health For Directors of Area Mental Health Services, compulsory care coordinators and health victim coordinators These guidelines replace the Ministry of Health’s Victim Notification Guidelines for Directors of Area Mental Health Services and DHB Victim Notification Co-ordinators, published in November 2007. The guidelines are intended to assist Directors of Area […]

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Healthy Families NZ Summative Evaluation Report

By   /  November 30, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, Ministry of Health, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Healthy Families NZ Summative Evaluation Report

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Health Healthy Families NZ is a large-scale prevention initiative that brings community leadership together in a united effort for better health. It aims to improve people’s health where they live, learn, work and play by taking a systems approach to the reduction of risk factors for major health loss and […]

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Victims’ Rights in the Health System

By   /  November 30, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, Ministry of Health, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Victims’ Rights in the Health System

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Health Your rights as a registered victim of a person detained in hospital for mental health treatment The Victims’ Rights Act 2002 allows registered victims of people detained in a hospital for mental health assessment or treatment to receive certain notifications about the detained person. This document contains information for […]

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Position Paper on Māori Health Analytics – Age Standardisation

By   /  November 29, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, Ministry of Health, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Position Paper on Māori Health Analytics – Age Standardisation

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Health The Ministry continues to use and advocate the use of the 2001 Census Māori population as the standard population in Māori health analytics (with Māori as the focus and non-Māori as the comparator group). The main reasons for doing so are: results continue to be comparable with our previous […]

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Tuberculosis Case Management for People In Correctional Facilities

By   /  November 29, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, Ministry of Health, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Tuberculosis Case Management for People In Correctional Facilities

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Health The publication provides guidance for the staff of corrections facilities, public health services and clinical tuberculosis (TB) services in New Zealand, to enable them to carry out tasks relating to the case management of people with active TB disease or with latent TB infection in corrections facilities. The protocol […]

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Renewed Warning of Liver Harm

By   /  November 28, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, Ministry of Health, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Renewed Warning of Liver Harm

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Health The Director General of Health is renewing a public warning following more reports of serious liver harm from taking Arthrem and other products containing Artemisia annua extract.  An initial alert in February this year was a result of 14 reports of liver harm linked to the use of Arthrem, […]

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Appointment of Chief Allied Health Professions Officer

By   /  November 27, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, Ministry of Health, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Appointment of Chief Allied Health Professions Officer

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Health The Ministry of Health has announced the appointment of Martin Chadwick to the new role of Chief Allied Health Professions Officer. Martin joins the Ministry from the Bay of Plenty DHB where he has held the post of Executive of Director Allied Health, Scientific and Technical for the last […]

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Guidance for Best Practice Management in the National Bowel Screening Programme: Consultation document

By   /  November 26, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, Ministry of Health, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Guidance for Best Practice Management in the National Bowel Screening Programme: Consultation document

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Health As part of ongoing quality improvement, the National Bowel Screening Programme (NBSP) has developed draft clinical guidelines for the health sector entitled ‘Best Practice Management in the National Bowel Screening Programme’. The guidelines will provide guidance to practitioners involved in the Bowel Screening pathway, supporting clinical decision making and […]

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Exercise Pomare: Post Exercise Report

By   /  November 23, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Health, KB, KB, Ministry of Health, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Exercise Pomare: Post Exercise Report

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Health Exercise POMARE was an all-of-government influenza pandemic exercise led by the Ministry of Health. Exercise POMARE was developed to enhance all-of-government pandemic readiness by ensuring government agencies understood their roles and responsibilities before, during and after a pandemic response.  The exercise consisted of a series of four multi-agency workshops, […]

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