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Sterilisation of Surgical Instruments

By   /  February 15, 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 Sterilisation of Surgical Instruments

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Health The Ministry of Health has convened a teleconference of DHB Chief Medical Officers and Directors of Allied Health to share the information gathered to date from the Hawke’s Bay DHB incomplete sterilisation issue. The information being shared is preliminary, and precedes the results of a DHB investigation currently underway. […]

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Second Round of Consultation on the Proposed Donation and Surrogacy Guidelines: further changes since ACART’s 2017 consultation

By   /  February 14, 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 Second Round of Consultation on the Proposed Donation and Surrogacy Guidelines: further changes since ACART’s 2017 consultation

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Health This is a second round of consultation, following ACART’s consultation in 2017, on proposed changes to the guidelines for family gamete donation, embryo donation, the use of donated eggs with donated sperm (donated eggs/donated sperm) and clinic-assisted surrogacy (collectively, the Donation Guidelines review). ACART invites submissions on three matters […]

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Long-term Residential Care for Older People: What you need to know: 2012

By   /  February 13, 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 Long-term Residential Care for Older People: What you need to know: 2012

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Health This booklet explains both the needs assessment process for aged residential care and the financial means assessment for eligibility for the Residential Care Subsidy. The booklet also provides information about what the older person can expect when they go into an aged care facility, how much they have to […]

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No time for complacency in fight against HIV

By   /  February 11, 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 No time for complacency in fight against HIV

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Health New Zealand is continuing its work in the global fight to stop the spread of HIV transmissions. “New Zealand is one of the first countries in the world to publicly fund the daily anti-retroviral medicine PrEP, which helps protect HIV negative people from becoming infected through unprotected sex. The […]

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Appointment of Deputy Director-General Data and Digital

By   /  January 30, 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 Appointment of Deputy Director-General Data and Digital

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Health The Ministry of Health has announced the appointment of Shayne Hunter to the role of Deputy Director-General Data and Digital. Shayne has spent the last 15 years in the health and disability sector where he developed a strong a passion for information and technology enabled improvements for the system […]

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The Ministry of Health will lead efforts to address health workforce wellbeing

By   /  January 28, 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 The Ministry of Health will lead efforts to address health workforce wellbeing

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Health This commitment to developing a plan is the key result of a medical workforce workshop convened by the Director-General of Health late in 2018 with representatives from DHBs, DHB National CMOs, Medical Council of NZ, NZ Medical Association, Royal NZ College of GPS, Specialist Trainees of NZ and the […]

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The Ministry of Health is committed to developing a plan addressing health workforce wellbeing

By   /  January 28, 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 The Ministry of Health is committed to developing a plan addressing health workforce wellbeing

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Health This commitment to developing a plan is the key result of a medical workforce workshop convened by the Director-General of Health late in 2018 with representatives from DHBs, DHB National CMOs, Medical Council of NZ, NZ Medical Association, Royal NZ College of GPS, Specialist Trainees of NZ and the […]

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Heat Health Plans

By   /  January 19, 2019  /  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 Heat Health Plans

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Health Guidelines and key information There is conclusive evidence that extreme heat and heatwaves have negative impacts on health. Even modest increases above average temperatures can have negative impacts on those most vulnerable to heat, but effective planning can reduce the effects of heat on health. These guidelines are intended […]

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Code of Practice for the Safe Transport of Radioactive Material: Draft for consultation

By   /  January 18, 2019  /  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 Code of Practice for the Safe Transport of Radioactive Material: Draft for consultation

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Health This document sets out possible wording for a new code of practice to be issued under the Radiation Safety Act 2016 for the safe transport of radioactive material by road, rail, sea and air. Section 86(2) of the Act requires that anyone likely to be affected by the code […]

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Methodology Report 2017/18: New Zealand Health Survey

By   /  January 17, 2019  /  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 Methodology Report 2017/18: New Zealand Health Survey

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Health This methodology report details the procedures and protocols followed to ensure the New Zealand Health Survey produces the high-quality and robust data expected of official statistics. Included is information about: the survey population and sample design data collection response rates and coverage rates weighting data processing analysis methods. Information […]

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Appointment of Deputy Director-General Disability

By   /  January 17, 2019  /  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 Disability

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Health The Ministry of Health has announced the appointment of Adri Isbister to the role of Deputy Director-General Disability. Adri was most recently the CEO of Wairarapa DHB and during her tenure, led the development of cross-sector work and the implementation of Health Care Home, a primary care initiative. More […]

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Review of the Psychoactive Substances Act 2013

By   /  January 14, 2019  /  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 Review of the Psychoactive Substances Act 2013

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Health ­The Psychoactive Substances Act commenced in July 2013 and was amended in May 2014. The Act makes products containing psychoactive substances, which are proven to have no more than a low risk of harm, available through a regulated market.  The purpose of this Act is to regulate the availability […]

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Appointment of Deputy Director-General Māori health

By   /  January 14, 2019  /  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 Māori health

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Health The Ministry of Health has announced the appointment of John Whaanga to the role of Deputy Director-General Māori health John is affiliated to Ngâti Râkaipaaka, Ngâti Kahungunu and Ngâti Rongomaiwahine. In 2018, John was acknowledged in parliament for his work in successfully negotiating a hundred million Treaty of Waitangi settlement […]

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New Zealand Drinking-water Safety Plan Framework

By   /  December 20, 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 Zealand Drinking-water Safety Plan Framework

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Health A water safety plan is an essential tool for providing safe drinking-water. Water safety planning as a concept was first developed in the late 1990s and gradually rolled out globally over the early 2000s, led by the World Health Organization. The Health Act 1956 requires certain drinking-water suppliers to […]

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Summary of public comment received on proposed changes to the National Health Index system and HISO 10046 – the Consumer Health Identity Standard

By   /  December 20, 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 Summary of public comment received on proposed changes to the National Health Index system and HISO 10046 – the Consumer Health Identity Standard

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Health Summary During July and August 2018, the Ministry sought public comment on 16 potential changes and updates to the National Health Index system and related HISO Standard: 10046 Consumer Health Identity Standard. This document summarises the feedback received and notes intended future action for each item. MIL OSI

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Drinking-water Standards for New Zealand 2005 (Revised 2018)

By   /  December 19, 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 Drinking-water Standards for New Zealand 2005 (Revised 2018)

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Health Pursuant to section 69O(1) of the Health Act 1956, the Minister of Health has issued Drinking-Water Standards for New Zealand 2005 (Revised 2018) to supersede and revoke the Drinking-Water Standards for New Zealand 2005 (Revised 2008). The availability of safe drinking-water for all New Zealanders, irrespective of where they […]

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Appointment of Deputy Director-General System Strategy and Policy

By   /  December 19, 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 System Strategy and Policy

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Health The Ministry of Health has announced the appointment of Maree Roberts to the role of Deputy Director-General System Strategy and Policy. Maree has been in the Ministry since early 2018, initially leading the Office of the Director-General and more recently establishing a Mental Health and Addiction directorate and acting […]

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Targeted Engagement on Funded Family Care and Paid Family Care

By   /  December 18, 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 Targeted Engagement on Funded Family Care and Paid Family Care

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Health This report summarises the views from families and care organisations on options to improve Funded Family Care. The report includes themes emerging as priorities from targeted stakeholder engagement (meetings and an e-survey) on the Ministry of Health’s Funded Family Care (FFC) policy and District Health Boards paid family care policies. […]

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Funded Family Care stakeholder engagement report released

By   /  December 18, 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 Funded Family Care stakeholder engagement report released

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Health The Ministry of Health has published a report as a result of targeted engagement on the Government’s intention to change Funded Family Care. On 27 September 2018, the Government announced plans to change the Funded Family Care policy, including its intention to repeal Part 4A of the New Zealand […]

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Mortality 2016 data tables (provisional)

By   /  December 17, 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 Mortality 2016 data tables (provisional)

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Health These tables contain provisional information on the underlying causes of all deaths registered in New Zealand in 2016. A ‘Quick facts’ section also includes information on rates of death by ethnicity and selected causes of mortality. Most information is broken down by age, sex, ethnicity, district health board and […]

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