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Annual Report for the year ended 30 June 2018

By   /  October 23, 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 Annual Report for the year ended 30 June 2018

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Health New Zealand has one of the best public health systems in the world. Like any effective system, ongoing improvement is needed to ensure it continues to be strong, responsive and sustainable, and can meet the needs of all New Zealanders in the future. The Ministry plays a fundamental role […]

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Comparing an Additional High-Risk Gambler Cohort with National Gambling Study High-Risk Gamblers

By   /  October 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 Comparing an Additional High-Risk Gambler Cohort with National Gambling Study High-Risk Gamblers

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Health Summary The New Zealand National Gambling Study (NGS) is a nationally representative longitudinal cohort survey that started in 2012. Since 2012 the NGS participants have been interviewed four times, although over time participation has suffered natural attrition. This means that the Ministry is unable to report on some issues […]

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Suicide Facts: Data tables 1996−2015

By   /  October 3, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Health, MIL NZ OSI, Ministry of Health, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Suicide Facts: Data tables 1996−2015

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Health Contents Summary These tables present data about suicide deaths in New Zealand over the 20-year period from 1996 to 2015. The tables include numbers and rates by common demographic breakdowns, such as age, sex, ethnicity, district health board (DHB) of residence, neighbourhood deprivation. High level key findings describe statistics […]

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New Zealand Antimicrobial Resistance Action Plan: Year one progress report

By   /  September 28, 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 Antimicrobial Resistance Action Plan: Year one progress report

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Health Summary This progress report shows that the first year against the Action Plan has focused largely on establishing coordinating and governance functions and additional scoping where required. These activities have been progressed by ongoing engagement across Ministry of Health and Ministry for Primary Industries objective leads. This work to […]

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Surgical Mesh Registry: Cost Benefit Analysis

By   /  September 24, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Health, MIL NZ OSI, Ministry of Health, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Surgical Mesh Registry: Cost Benefit Analysis

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Health This report provides an analysis of the number and cost of mesh surgery, the cost of the burden of disease, the costs and benefits of clinical registries generally, and an estimated benefit-cost ratio for a surgical mesh registry in New Zealand. It responds to the Health Committee’s report, presented […]

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Te Ao Auahatanga Hauora Māori: Māori Health Innovation Fund – Analysis of Te Kākano Seeding Innovation 2013-17

By   /  September 12, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Health, MIL NZ OSI, Ministry of Health, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Te Ao Auahatanga Hauora Māori: Māori Health Innovation Fund – Analysis of Te Kākano Seeding Innovation 2013-17

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Health Summary Established in 2009, the Te Ao Auahatanga Hauora Māori: Māori Health Innovation Fund supports Māori health providers for up to four years to scope design, develop, implement and evaluate their vision of innovative initiatives that effectively meet the health needs of whānau, hapū, iwi and their wider communities. […]

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Prescribing Controlled Drugs in Addiction Treatment 2018: Guidance for nurse practitioners, designated prescriber nurses and designated prescriber pharmacists

By   /  September 4, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Health, MIL NZ OSI, Ministry of Health, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Prescribing Controlled Drugs in Addiction Treatment 2018: Guidance for nurse practitioners, designated prescriber nurses and designated prescriber pharmacists

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Health Legislative changes to the Misuse of Drugs Act 1975 (MODA) which came into force on 31 January 2018 allow for suitably qualified health practitioners to prescribe controlled drugs for the purposes of treating addiction (opioid substitution treatment or OST).  This section has been added to MODA, with the purpose […]

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Evaluation of the Implementation of the Varicella Vaccine Introduction

By   /  September 4, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Health, MIL NZ OSI, Ministry of Health, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Evaluation of the Implementation of the Varicella Vaccine Introduction

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Health Summary On 1 July 2017, varicella (chickenpox) vaccine was added to the National Immunisation Schedule (NIS) for children at age 15 months.  Varicella is extremely common in children, and although serious complications are rare, hospitalisation from severe complications of varicella have increased in recent years. The virus can also […]

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Air ambulance – key announcements start next month

By   /  August 24, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Health, MIL NZ OSI, Ministry of Health, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Air ambulance – key announcements start next month

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Health The first in a series of substantive announcements about the current tender for national air ambulance services is expected to be in late September. The Ministry of Health and ACC’s tender process, currently underway, is a first step towards a 10 year modernisation programme for air ambulances. The tender […]

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National Maternity Monitoring Group Annual Report 2017

By   /  August 23, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Health, MIL NZ OSI, Ministry of Health, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on National Maternity Monitoring Group Annual Report 2017

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Health This report presents the activities and recommendations of the National Maternity Monitoring Group (NMMG) in their fifth year of operation, 2016/17. The Director-General of Health established the NMMG in 2012 to oversee New Zealand’s maternity system, and specifically, the implementation of the New Zealand Maternity Standards. The NMMG: acts […]

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Strategy to Prevent and Minimise Gambling Harm 2019/20 to 2021/22: Consultation document

By   /  August 20, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Health, 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 to 2021/22: Consultation document

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Health The closing date for submissions is 5.00 pm, Friday 21 September 2018. You can make a submission by: Please send only one copy of your submission. Please note the Ministry would prefer to receive your submission in an electronic format. Consultation meetings To inform you about the proposals, and […]

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Gambling Harm Reduction Needs Assessment

By   /  August 20, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Health, MIL NZ OSI, Ministry of Health, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Gambling Harm Reduction Needs Assessment

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Health This needs assessment was done as part of the Ministry’s strategy to reduce gambling harm, as required under the Problem Gambling Act 2003. Summary The Ministry of Health is responsible for developing an integrated problem gambling strategy under the Gambling Act 2003. As part of the development of the […]

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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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