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Safe staffing and healthy workplaces a Ministry priority

By   /  August 16, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Health, MIL NZ OSI, Ministry of Health, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Safe staffing and healthy workplaces a Ministry priority

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Health The safe staffing accord is a commitment to making sure there are enough nurses in public hospitals. Ministry of Health’s acting Chief Nursing Officer Dr Jill Clendon says the safe staffing accord sends a clear message the health sector is committed to the safety of all staff and patients. […]

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National health targets – data release and development of new measures

By   /  August 10, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Health, MIL NZ OSI, Ministry of Health, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on National health targets – data release and development of new measures

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Health As it finalises advice on a new suite of measures and a framework for reporting health system performance and measures, the Ministry of Health has released data relating to existing targets. While work has been underway to develop the new measures, DHBs have continued to report to the Ministry […]

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Technical Guidelines for Tuberculin Skin Test

By   /  August 8, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Health, MIL NZ OSI, Ministry of Health, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Technical Guidelines for Tuberculin Skin Test

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Health Summary From 2015 to 2018 there was a global shortage of BCG vaccine due to manufacturing issues, which affected New Zealand and many other countries. Following the re-introduction of the vaccine, the Ministry recommends all new and existing gazetted BCG vaccinators complete the Tuberculosis BCG vaccination online course. This publication […]

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New Zealand National Gambling Study: Wave 4 (2015)

By   /  August 6, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Health, MIL NZ OSI, Ministry of Health, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on New Zealand National Gambling Study: Wave 4 (2015)

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Health The National Gambling Study was designed as a prospective investigation to assess the incidence of problem and risky gambling in the New Zealand adult population, and other changes in gambling participation and gambling-related harm. These changes included increased and decreased gambling participation, decreased risky and problem gambling and relapse […]

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New Zealand Autism Spectrum Disorder Guideline supplementary paper on the impact of ethnicity on recognition, diagnosis, education, treatment and support for people on the autism spectrum

By   /  August 3, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Health, MIL NZ OSI, Ministry of Health, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on New Zealand Autism Spectrum Disorder Guideline supplementary paper on the impact of ethnicity on recognition, diagnosis, education, treatment and support for people on the autism spectrum

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Health The New Zealand Autism Spectrum Disorder Guideline second edition was published in 2016. As part of their commitment to the implementation of the Guideline, the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Education agreed to establish a Living Guideline process. This process is where a guideline is regularly updated and […]

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Healthy Homes Initiative Evaluation: Final Report

By   /  July 24, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Health, MIL NZ OSI, Ministry of Health, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Healthy Homes Initiative Evaluation: Final Report

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Health The purpose of the evaluation of the Healthy Homes Initiative (HHI) is to inform and improve the delivery of the services. The evaluation included: assessing HHI processes, structure, model, management, implementation and delivery identifying what worked well at the regional and national levels, and what could be improved identifying […]

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Draft National Ethical Standards for Health and Disability Research: Consultation document

By   /  July 24, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Health, MIL NZ OSI, Ministry of Health, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Draft National Ethical Standards for Health and Disability Research: Consultation document

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Health Background The National Ethics Advisory Committee (NEAC) is an independent advisor to the Minister of Health. NEAC was established in 2001 under section 16 of the New Zealand Public Health and Disability Act 2000. The National Ethics Advisory Committee’s statutory functions are to: provide advice to the Minister of […]

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Healthy Homes Initiative – Auckland Co-design: testing ideas to make homes warmer and drier: Report on stage one

By   /  July 24, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Health, MIL NZ OSI, Ministry of Health, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Healthy Homes Initiative – Auckland Co-design: testing ideas to make homes warmer and drier: Report on stage one

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Health Summary This report outlines the key findings of the Auckland Wide healthy Homes Initiative co-design project that took place between October 2015 and September 2016. The Southern Initiative (TSI) design team was asked to help develop practical solutions for families who are part of the Auckland Wide healthy Homes […]

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Healthy Homes Initiative – Auckland Co-design: testing ideas to make homes warmer and drier: Report on stage two

By   /  July 24, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Health, MIL NZ OSI, Ministry of Health, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Healthy Homes Initiative – Auckland Co-design: testing ideas to make homes warmer and drier: Report on stage two

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Health Summary The second report from The Southern Initiative (TSI) focused on the work undertaken since October 2016. The co-design team refined and tested nine prototypes that included: a minor repair service for low cost and high impact repairs for private rentals and low income homeowners, including a landlord liaison […]

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Mental Health and Addiction: Service Use 2015/16

By   /  July 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Health, MIL NZ OSI, Ministry of Health, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Mental Health and Addiction: Service Use 2015/16

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Health Summary These tables provide information on mental health and addiction service use for the 2015/16 financial year (1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016) and highlight notable trends between 2001/02 and 2015/16. An overview of key findings can be found at the bottom of this webpage and in the […]

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Health and Independence Report 2017

By   /  July 18, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Health, MIL NZ OSI, Ministry of Health, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Health and Independence Report 2017

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Health The Health and Independence Report is the Director-General of Health’s annual report on the state of public health in New Zealand. The 2017 report presents an overview of the health of New Zealanders drawing on a range of sources. Health status of New Zealanders   Section one presents an […]

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Ministry welcomes Counties Manukau to the National Bowel Screening Programme

By   /  July 10, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Health, MIL NZ OSI, Ministry of Health, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Ministry welcomes Counties Manukau to the National Bowel Screening Programme

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Health Another 65,000 New Zealanders will have access to free bowel screening from today with Counties Manukau District Health Board joining the National Bowel Screening Programme (NBSP). The programme provides free screening to men and women aged 60 to 74 and aims to detect bowel cancer early, when it can often […]

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Pacific Islands Families Study 2014: Mother and youth gambling report

By   /  July 4, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Health, MIL NZ OSI, Ministry of Health, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Pacific Islands Families Study 2014: Mother and youth gambling report

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Health Summary The research is part of the longitudinal Pacific Islands Families (PIF) Study conducted by AUT, which is following a cohort of Pacific children born in 2000, and their parents. The longitudinal nature of the study has provided useful insights into changes in gambling behaviours and risk factors over […]

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FluTracking proves popular

By   /  July 4, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Health, MIL NZ OSI, Ministry of Health, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on FluTracking proves popular

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Health The Ministry of Health’s online FluTracking initiative is boosting our understanding of influenza. “I’m thrilled that more than 3500 people have signed up to New Zealand’s first online campaign to monitor influenza since it launched two months ago. We hope many more people will sign up because the more […]

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Posthumous Reproduction: A review of the current Guidelines for the Storage, Use, and Disposal of Sperm from a Deceased Man to take into account gametes and embryos

By   /  July 3, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Health, MIL NZ OSI, Ministry of Health, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Posthumous Reproduction: A review of the current Guidelines for the Storage, Use, and Disposal of Sperm from a Deceased Man to take into account gametes and embryos

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Health Posthumous reproduction involves the use of a person’s sperm or eggs, after their death. In some cases, it also involves the retrieval of these gametes very shortly after death or at a time when death is imminent. While scientific advances have made this form of reproduction possible, there are […]

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Annual Report on Drinking-water Quality 2016-2017

By   /  June 29, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Health, MIL NZ OSI, Ministry of Health, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Annual Report on Drinking-water Quality 2016-2017

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Health Summary The Report describes the drinking-water quality of all registered networked drinking-water supplies that served populations of more than 100 people. It describes how these supplies met the requirements of the Drinking-water Standards for New Zealand and their progress towards meeting the requirements of the Health Act 1956 between […]

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Register of Drinking Water Suppliers for New Zealand: 2018 Edition

By   /  June 28, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Health, MIL NZ OSI, Ministry of Health, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Register of Drinking Water Suppliers for New Zealand: 2018 Edition

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Health Section 69J of the Health Act 1956 requires the Director-General of Health to maintain a register of specified drinking-water suppliers and specified self suppliers, and identifies the particulars that must be recorded in the register. The drinking-water register provides information about drinking-water suppliers and the types of supplies they […]

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National Travel Assistance Scheme Review: Summary of surveys

By   /  June 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Health, MIL NZ OSI, Ministry of Health, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on National Travel Assistance Scheme Review: Summary of surveys

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Health From October 2017 to April 2018, the Ministry of Health (the Ministry) surveyed the public and the health sector to gain their feedback on their experiences of the National Travel Assistance (NTA) scheme. This formed part of the Ministry’s review of the effectiveness of the scheme. The Ministry created […]

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Molecular Testing of Colorectal Cancers in New Zealand: Minimum standards for molecular testing of newly diagnosed colorectal cancers

By   /  June 20, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Health, MIL NZ OSI, Ministry of Health, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Molecular Testing of Colorectal Cancers in New Zealand: Minimum standards for molecular testing of newly diagnosed colorectal cancers

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Health Summary The molecular testing standards set out the expected level of testing for patients who have received a new diagnosis of colorectal cancer. The standards relate to Mismatch Repair, BRAF and RAS Mutation testing. The standards have been developed by the National Bowel Cancer Working Group with feedback received […]

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Top Tips for Improving Your Acute Demand Management

By   /  June 20, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Health, MIL NZ OSI, Ministry of Health, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Top Tips for Improving Your Acute Demand Management

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Health Acute care is urgent or unplanned health care that a person receives for an illness or injury. Acute care is time sensitive and can result in death or long-term disability if the person does not quickly receive the care they need. As in other developed countries, the demands on […]

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