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National Audit highlights safer surgical practices

The 6th National Report of the Australian and New Zealand Audits of Surgical Mortality (ANZASM) was released today by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS), highlighting a significant drop in the number of adverse events due to issues with health care.

A safer climate 'means better health for everyone'

New Zealand Nurses Organisation members will be among thousands marching in 34 locations around the country this weekend, for a safer climate and better health outcomes.

2015 NMDHB Quality Account to launch

The 2015 NMDHB Quality Account ‘Healthcare Initiatives in Nelson Marlborough’ will be officially launched in Nelson and Wairau on Thursday 3 December.

Waitemata DHB warns public on dangers of synthetic cannabinoids

Waitemata DHB is warning the public of synthetic cannabinoids’ dangerous effects and the risks that people take by using these drugs.

Guideline for reducing antibiotic prescribing

Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne says a new guideline will help to support General Practitioners in adopting delayed or no antibiotic prescribing strategies for patients with self-limiting respiratory tract infections.

Tool to help early detection of Chronic Kidney Disease

Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne says an electronic decision support tool will help General Practitioners improve the detection and management of patients with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD).

'Fear of missing out' linked to alcohol harm in students

University students who have a greater "fear of missing out" (FoMO) are much more likely to experience negative consequences from drinking alcohol, new University of Otago psychology research suggests.

White Ribbon Day focuses on healthy and respectful relationships

Taranaki DHB is supporting the week of White Ribbon Day, Wednesday 25 November, with a number of displays at Taranaki Base Hospital, including three 18-metre white ribbons outside the main entrance of Taranaki Base Hospital and two exhibitions in the main foyer.

High rates of Maori SUDI in Whanganui prompt gathering

Exceptionally high rates of Maori SUDI (Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy) have prompted a call to action hui being held at Whangaehu Marae, at Whangaehu this Thursday 26 November.

Special donation next best thing to a fairy-tale

A school girl who knows what it is like to be in hospital has spent hours making fairy dresses for Christchurch Hospital Children’s Activity Room.

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