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RNZCGP welcomes prostate cancer inquiry results

RNZCGP welcomes prostate cancer inquiry results

The Royal New Zealand College of GPs (RNZCGP) has welcomed the release of the results of the Health Select Committee's inquiry into the early detection and treatment of prostate cancer.

UNICEF begins massive vaccination campaign in East Africa

UNICEF begins massive vaccination campaign in East Africa

UNICEF (UN Children's Fund), has launched a massive vaccination campaign across the Horn of Africa to protect children against diseases like measles, which can be deadly for malnourished children.

Care urged on Christchurch hospital visits

Care urged on Christchurch hospital visits

Icy conditions in car-parks and on paths leading up to Burwood, The Princess Margaret and Christchurch Hospitals have caused problems for some hospital staff this morning.

Judge reappointed to listening service

Internal Affairs Minister Nathan Guy has announced the reappointment of Judge Carolyn Henwood as Chair of the Confidential Listening and Assistance Service.

Good level of confidence in aged residential care

Good level of confidence in aged residential care

The New Zealand public continue to have a good level of confidence in residential care for the aged, the New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA), said today.

Eight month roll-over makes sense - Pharmacy Guild

Eight month roll-over makes sense - Pharmacy Guild

The Guild is welcoming a variation to the current Pharmacy Services Agreement with the main feature being an eight month roll-over period.

Universal List of Medicines released

The New Zealand Universal List of Medicines, designed to prevent potentially harmful confusion about medicines has been given its general release, Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne said today.

Nurses welcome extra funding

Nurses welcome extra funding

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) welcomes the Health Minister's announcement today of an extra $800,000 over two years to support the implementation of Care Capacity Demand Management programmes in DHBs.

More funds to improve nursing care

More funds to improve nursing care

Health Minister Tony Ryall has approved an extra $800,000 over two years to help nurses better match the needs of their patients with the staff and resources available.

Auckland confirms 76 measles cases

Auckland confirms 76 measles cases

The Auckland Regional Public Health Service can confirm 76 confirmed cases of measles in the Auckland region as of this morning, three contacts are in quarantine

Five cases have required hospitalisation during this outbreak