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Whitiora campaign promotes holistic wellbeing and an indigenous response

This Mental Health Awareness Week (27th September - 3rd October), Hāpai Te Hauora and Te Hā Oranga o Ngāti Whātua have collectively launched ‘Whitiora 2021 - an eternal pursuit of wellbeing’, a week-long campaign that explores wellbeing through Te Āo Māori, and positions men

Phil Goff hails taxi service for Covid-19 vaccination

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff says the Northern Region Health Coordination Centre’s plan for free taxis to take people to get vaccinated for COVID-19 will help boost the vaccine rollout, and he encourages anyone who needs the service to make use of it.

Welcome end to residency uncertainty, now let's sort MIQ - ASMS

The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists Toi Mata Hauora says the Government’s move to fast-track residency visa applications is a positive step, but urgent consideration now needs to be given to prioritising medical staff into MIQ.

GPs advise against taking Covid-19 advice from social media

The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners’ Medical Director Dr Bryan Betty wouldn’t attempt to advise you on nail art, contouring, or the most popular activewear brand.

And you shouldn’t be taking advice on COVID-19 from someone who isn’t medically trained.

Entries are open for the NZPH Awards 2022

Entries are now open for the 2022 New Zealand Primary Healthcare Awards | He Tohu Mauri Ora, New Zealand’s only national, independent primary healthcare awards.

ProCare welcomes residency pathway certainty for healthcare workers

ProCare, New Zealand’s largest network of primary healthcare professionals, has today welcomed the announcement from the Minister of Immigration that the government will be providing a one-off residency visa for 5,000 health and aged care workers.

Theatre Operations Centre and link bridge open at Hawke's Bay Hospital

Hawke’s Bay District Health Board has blessed and opened a new theatre operations centre (TOC) this week at Hawke’s Bay Hospital, completing the first stage of its $20.8 million project to build a new operating theatre, upgrade surgical services and help reduce waiting times.

Mental Health Awareness Week: 'Anxiety and depression on the rise inside the Kiwi workforce'

Kiwi employees are worried about job security - and new findings reflect their anxiety levels.

Crunching data from an ongoing Wellbeing@Work study, AUT Business School Professor Jarrod Haar has found levels of job anxiety steadily grew from May 2020 to December 2020 and to April 2021.

ProCare welcomes calls from Hapai Te Hauora for immediate action on fetal alcohol spectrum disorder

ProCare, New Zealand’s largest network of primary healthcare professionals, which represents the largest Maori population in Tamaki Makaurau has today welcomed the call from Hapai Te Hauora for immediate action from the government on fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD).

Union movement releases COVID-19 vaccination policy - CTU

The New Zealand Council of Trade Unions Te Kauae Kaimahi has today publically released its COVID-19 vaccination policy.