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New Report on Maternity finds drop in teenage pregnancies

By   /  April 12, 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 New Report on Maternity finds drop in teenage pregnancies

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Health The latest Report on Maternity has been released, showing the rate of teenage pregnancies has halved in the past decade. Every year the data, produced by the Ministry of Health, provides health statistics about women giving birth around the country. It shows that in 2017, 59,661 women gave birth […]

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Independent Assurance Review for the NBSP six-month report to February 2019

By   /  April 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 Independent Assurance Review for the NBSP six-month report to February 2019

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Health In March 2018, the Ministry of Health (the Ministry) commissioned an Independent Assurance Review for the National Bowel Screening Programme (NBSP). The purpose was to examine issues with the Ministry’s technology and processes that resulted in some eligible participants not being invited or re-invited to take part in the […]

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Report on Maternity 2017

By   /  April 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 Report on Maternity 2017

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Health Summary This report describes: the demographic profile of women giving birth (eg, age, ethnicity, deprivation) and selected antenatal factors (eg, BMI, smoking) events relating to labour and birth (eg, type of birth, interventions, place of birth) the demographic profile of live-born babies, their birthweight and gestation and care provided […]

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Annual Update of Key Results 2017/18: New Zealand Health Survey

By   /  April 5, 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 Annual Update of Key Results 2017/18: New Zealand Health Survey

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Health The Annual Data Explorer provides a snapshot of the health of New Zealanders through the publication of key indicators on health behaviours, health status and access to health care for both adults and children. The Annual Data Explorer shows 2017/18 results from the continuous New Zealand Health Survey, with comparisons […]

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Progress on Gambling Harm Reduction 2010 to 2017: Outcomes report – New Zealand Strategy to Prevent and Minimise Gambling Harm

By   /  April 4, 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 Progress on Gambling Harm Reduction 2010 to 2017: Outcomes report – New Zealand Strategy to Prevent and Minimise Gambling Harm

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Health Summary Overall, the outcomes presented in this report show progress has been made in reducing gambling harm and inequalities in New Zealand. However, since approximately 2012 the downward movement in harm levels has plateaued. A range of research-based explanations for these outcomes has been identified and presented. Research has […]

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Green Prescription Active Families Survey Report: May 2018

By   /  April 2, 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 Green Prescription Active Families Survey Report: May 2018

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Health The Green Prescription (GRx) Active Families programme has grown out of the nationwide GRx initiative for adults, responding to requests from primary care for something similar for children and young people. There are 15 contract holders throughout NZ. There must be commitment from the family for involvement in the […]

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Green Prescription Patient Survey 2018 Report

By   /  April 2, 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 Green Prescription Patient Survey 2018 Report

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Health This report presents the findings from the 2018 Green Prescription (GRx) adult patient survey, conducted for the Ministry of Health from March to May 2018. The GRx patient survey allows the Ministry to monitor the performance of the GRx initiative each year. The ongoing success of the programme is […]

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Epilepsy Consumer Experience Survey 2018

By   /  March 26, 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 Epilepsy Consumer Experience Survey 2018

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Health Epilepsy is a condition defined by the occurrence of epileptic seizures. Epileptic seizures are events that arise due to abnormal electrical activity in the brain. There are many causes of epilepsy and many types of seizures that can be experienced. There is no data on the number of people […]

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Ministry of Health survey improves understanding of epilepsy

By   /  March 26, 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 Ministry of Health survey improves understanding of epilepsy

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Health The Ministry of Health recognises the challenges that people living with epilepsy face and is working to understand the condition better. To help raise awareness of epilepsy and mark Epilepsy New Zealand’s ‘Purple Day’ campaign, the Ministry of Health is releasing the findings of its first Epilepsy Consumer Experience […]

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The Investigation and Surveillance of Poisoning and Hazardous-substance Injuries: Guidelines for public health units

By   /  March 21, 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 Investigation and Surveillance of Poisoning and Hazardous-substance Injuries: Guidelines for public health units

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Health These guidelines provide practical advice for investigating and addressing complaints and notifications about poisoning arising from chemical contamination of the environment and hazardous-substances injury.           The Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act 1996 (HSNO Act) refers to injury, but for practical purposes, this also includes disease associated with exposure to […]

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HISO 10008.3:2019 Notifiable Disease Messaging Implementation Guide

By   /  March 21, 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 HISO 10008.3:2019 Notifiable Disease Messaging Implementation Guide

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Health This implementation guide forms part of HISO 10008: Pathology and Radiology Implementation Guide and Messaging standard. The guide provides assistance in the development of applications using structured messaging to specifically report notifications into the Electronic Notifiable Disease Messaging System (ENDMS). This document presents guidelines for sending HL7 version 2.4 messages and covers: […]

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Resources to help with mental distress after Christchurch incident

By   /  March 17, 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 Resources to help with mental distress after Christchurch incident

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Health Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield would like to make the public aware of a resource developed to assist those experiencing mental distress as a result of the incident in Christchurch. “The Ministry of Health and 1737 have created resources which give advice for those experiencing mental distress, including […]

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Immunisation the best protection against measles

By   /  March 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 Immunisation the best protection against measles

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Health The Ministry of Health is urging New Zealanders to stay alert to symptoms of measles and ensure that children aged between 15 months and 4 years receive their normal MMR vaccinations. There have now been 28 cases of measles confirmed in Canterbury, two cases in Dunedin and two isolated […]

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National measles immunisation schedule remains on track

By   /  March 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 National measles immunisation schedule remains on track

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Health The Ministry of Health is working closely with Pharmac and Canterbury DHB to respond to the local Canterbury measles outbreak and ensure our national immunisation schedule continues on track elsewhere in the country. There are currently 27 confirmed cases, with a further 20 suspected cases being checked. “The first […]

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Ministry issues reminder to stay safe from influenza-like illness

By   /  March 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 Ministry issues reminder to stay safe from influenza-like illness

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Health The Ministry of Health is reiterating its message to New Zealanders to keep safe from influenza-like illnesses, in light of an increase in reported cases around the country. The Ministry’s Deputy Director of Public Health Dr Harriette Carr says there are a few basic things people can do to […]

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Code of Practice for Industrial Radiography: Draft for consultation

By   /  March 5, 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 Code of Practice for Industrial Radiography: Draft for consultation

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Health The Radiation Safety Act 2016 came fully into force on 7 March 2017. The Act is administered by the Ministry of Health’s Office of Radiation Safety. The Act sets out high-level safety and security obligations in sections 9–12. There are many different types of radiation use and the requirements are […]

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Bowel Cancer Quality Improvement Report 2019

By   /  March 5, 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 Bowel Cancer Quality Improvement Report 2019

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Health The report measures the quality of care and outcomes for people diagnosed and treated for bowel cancer in New Zealand and provides a baseline for ongoing quality improvement. This publication presents the first results using the Ministry’s National Collections to calculate quality performance indicators for bowel cancer. The primary […]

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Bowel Cancer Quality Performance Indicator Specifications

By   /  March 5, 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 Bowel Cancer Quality Performance Indicator Specifications

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Health These technical data specifications will help analysts or clinicians seeking to understand the indicator results presented in the Bowel Cancer Quality Improvement Report 2019 and how the indicators were calculated from national data collections. The quality performance indicators will be used to improve the diagnosis, treatment and care of […]

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Bowel Cancer Quality Performance Indicators: Descriptions 2019

By   /  March 5, 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 Bowel Cancer Quality Performance Indicators: Descriptions 2019

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Health Quality performance indicators were identified for bowel cancer by the National Bowel Cancer Working Group together with the Ministry of Health and other cancer experts. This process involved clinical engagement, consensus and wide consultation with stakeholders within the health sector. A number of key criteria were considered when selecting indicators […]

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International measles outbreaks prompt renewed call for MMR vaccination

By   /  February 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 International measles outbreaks prompt renewed call for MMR vaccination

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Health The Ministry of Health is reminding travellers to make sure they are immunised against measles following outbreaks overseas. Outbreaks have recently been reported in the Philippines and in parts of Europe. Since 2012, all cases of measles in New Zealand came from travellers bringing the disease from overseas. Since […]

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