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Building resilience for safety – a workshop with Professor Erik Hollnagel

By   /  August 24, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Health, Health Quality and Safety Commission, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Building resilience for safety – a workshop with Professor Erik Hollnagel

Source: Health Quality and Safety Commission Building resilience for safety – a workshop with Professor Erik Hollnagel Event start: 13 Dec 2018 9:00am Event end: 13 Dec 2018 4:30pm Location: Wellington, venue TBA Save the date! The Health Quality & Safety Commission is hosting another workshop with Professor Erik Hollnagel, this time with a the […]

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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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Suicide Mortality Review Committee responds to increase in annual suicide figures

By   /  August 24, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Health, Health Quality and Safety Commission, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Suicide Mortality Review Committee responds to increase in annual suicide figures

Source: Health Quality and Safety Commission Responding to provisional annual suicide figures for 2017/18, the Suicide Mortality Review Committee (SuMRC) has called on all sectors and communities to work better together to reduce suicide deaths in New Zealand. The provisional figures, released today by the Chief Coroner Judge Deborah Marshall, show 668 people died by […]

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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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Call for nominations for the Perinatal and Maternal Mortality Review Committee

By   /  August 23, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Health, Health Quality and Safety Commission, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Call for nominations for the Perinatal and Maternal Mortality Review Committee

Source: Health Quality and Safety Commission The Health Quality & Safety Commission board is seeking a new member to join the Perinatal and Maternal Mortality Review Committee (PMMRC). Applications close at 5pm on Friday 14 September 2018. The PMMRC is a mortality review committee established under Section 59e of the New Zealand Public Health and […]

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Call for nominations for the Maternal Mortality Review Working Group

By   /  August 23, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Health, Health Quality and Safety Commission, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Call for nominations for the Maternal Mortality Review Working Group

Source: Health Quality and Safety Commission The Health Quality & Safety Commission board is seeking a new member to join the Maternal Mortality Review Working Group (MMRWG). Applications close at 5pm on Friday 14 September 2018. The MMRWG is a mortality review committee established under Section 59e of the New Zealand Public Health and Disability […]

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Claims approval process documents released

By   /  August 22, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Accident Compensation Commission (ACC), Employment Issues, Health, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Claims approval process documents released

Source: Accident Compensation Commission (ACC) Released 22/08/18 We’ve published key documents detailing our new claims approval process that will reduce the time it takes for clients to find out what’s happening with their claim.  The new process will be introduced in mid September.  It will identify and almost instantly accept straightforward claims, when it is […]

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Government needs to stop break-up of forensic pathology service and listen to the clinical experts

By   /  August 22, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ASMS News, Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, Business, Employment Issues, Health, Health & Wellbeing, health care, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions  /  Comments Off on Government needs to stop break-up of forensic pathology service and listen to the clinical experts

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists “The Government needs to listen closely to the small group of highly trained clinical experts working in the country’s national forensic pathology service, who are warning of unintended consequences in years to come if the service is dismantled,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical […]

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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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Disabled people three times less likely to be in work – Stats NZ Media and Information Release: Labour market statistics (disability): June 2018 quarter

By   /  August 20, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Asia Pacific, Employment Statistics, Fulltime Work, Health, Household Labour Force Survey, jobs, Labour Force, Labour Market Statistics, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL-Submissions, New Zealand, Pacific,, Part-Time Work, Statistics, Under-Employment, Unemployment, Women Employment Statistics, Working Age Population  /  Comments Off on Disabled people three times less likely to be in work – Stats NZ Media and Information Release: Labour market statistics (disability): June 2018 quarter

Source: MIL-OSI Submissions Disabled people three times less likely to be in work – 20 August 2018 In the June 2018 quarter, 22.3 percent of disabled people were working, Stats NZ said today. This compares with 70.0 percent of non-disabled people. Text alternative for labour market summary by disability status: June 2018 quarter “The difference between […]

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Homicides could be missed if forensic pathology service collapses, warns senior doctors

By   /  August 20, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ASMS News, Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, Business, Employment Issues, Health, Health & Wellbeing, health care, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions  /  Comments Off on Homicides could be missed if forensic pathology service collapses, warns senior doctors

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists The national forensic pathology service in this country is on the brink of collapse – and Justice Minister Andrew Little is refusing to intervene despite the advice of clinical experts, says the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS). “The seriousness of the current situation cannot be over-stated,” says ASMS […]

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Assisted Dying bill “undermines disabled people”

By   /  August 17, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, Health, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on Assisted Dying bill “undermines disabled people”

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Assisted Dying bill “undermines disabled people” Disabilities Commissioner Paula Tesoriero is strongly opposed to the End of Life Choice bill, being considered by parliament. The Justice Select committee is part way through a nationwide tour,  hearing 3,500 submissions on the bill in person, out of a […]

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Customer Advisory Panels: an update

By   /  August 16, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Accident Compensation Commission (ACC), Employment Issues, Health, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Customer Advisory Panels: an update

Source: Accident Compensation Commission (ACC) Released 16/08/18 On 28 July the Older Persons, Sexual Violence, and Serious Injury Customer Advisory Panels met for a community hui.   These panels form our Customer Advisory Programme. The hui was the first step toward building a stronger customer community. The inaugural community conference The hui was a fantastic […]

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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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Health Quality & Safety Commission e-digest – Issue 87 online now

By   /  August 16, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Health, Health Quality and Safety Commission, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Health Quality & Safety Commission e-digest – Issue 87 online now

Source: Health Quality and Safety Commission Ngā ihirangi | In this issue Whakapai i te kounga me te haumaru | Quality and safety improvement Three steps to better health literacy – a guide for health care professionals Commission consumer network ‘re-energised’, ready for new challenges Blog: There is no ‘I’ in team Commission offers ‘train-the-trainer’ […]

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Oldest and youngest workers have highest injury rates – Stats NZ Media and Information Release: Injury statistics – work-related claims: 2017

By   /  August 15, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Demographics, Economic Statistics, Economics, Employment Statistics, Fulltime Work, Health, Health Sector, jobs, Labour Force, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL-Submissions, New Zealand, Pacific,, Part-Time Work, Statistics  /  Comments Off on Oldest and youngest workers have highest injury rates – Stats NZ Media and Information Release: Injury statistics – work-related claims: 2017

Source: MIL-OSI Submissions Oldest and youngest workers have highest injury rates  – 2 August 2018 Oldest workers had the highest rate of work-related injury claims in 2017, Stats NZ said today. The second-highest rate was for young people aged 15 to 24 years. The oldest age group (75+ years) had the highest incidence rate for […]

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Patient story: Mum was a glowing light

By   /  August 15, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Health, Health Quality and Safety Commission, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Patient story: Mum was a glowing light

Source: Health Quality and Safety Commission Sue Limmer experienced mental illness for more than 10 years. Her illness took a serious toll on her family, including her father and daughter Annalee, who were her main sources of support.  When Sue’s health deteriorated, Annalee was genuinely relieved to hear her mum had captured her wishes for […]

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Commission offers ‘train-the-trainer’ workshops for consumer representatives and providers

By   /  August 14, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Health, Health Quality and Safety Commission, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Commission offers ‘train-the-trainer’ workshops for consumer representatives and providers

Source: Health Quality and Safety Commission Commission offers ‘train-the-trainer’ workshops for consumer representatives and providers 14 Aug 2018 | Partners in Care The Health Quality & Safety Commission is offering ‘train-the-trainer’ workshops to consumers and providers in the health and disability sector. The purpose of the training is to better prepare consumers (and their family […]

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Open for leadership award for Waikato-based recovery advisor

By   /  August 14, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Health, Health Quality and Safety Commission, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Open for leadership award for Waikato-based recovery advisor

Source: Health Quality and Safety Commission Brendon Dolman, a recovery advisor in the mental health and addiction (MHA) service at Waikato District Health Board (DHB), is the latest recipient of an Open for leadership award. Waikato DHB Director Cara Thomas, who nominated Brendon for the award, says he demonstrates a commitment to quality improvement in […]

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