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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

UCOL nursing students fundraise for stranger

UCOL nursing students fundraise for stranger UCOL Nursing students Kelly Harding and Danica Thompson have taken a little boy's fight for life to heart.

Fear of New Toxic Soy Bean Cocktail

The Trans-Tasman authority for food safety is about to approve a new level of toxicity in food thanks to a GE crop that survives 2,4 D and other herbicides with the potential for unique combined effects as a result of the chemical cocktail.

Unplanned pregnancies lower with LARCs - study

Repeat abortions are significantly reduced if women use long-acting reversible contraceptive methods such as intrauterine devices (IUDs) after an abortion.

Programme shows importance of informed vaccination decisions

Programme shows importance of informed vaccination decisions

Ian Sinclair's story on this week's Sunday programme "highlights the importance of New Zealand parents being able to make free and informed decisions about vaccination" says Katherine Smith.

Study shows project children healthier

Study shows project children healthier

Thousands of Waikato schoolchildren involved in a regional health programme are fitter and healthier than their national counterparts according to one of the largest child health evaluations ever undertaken in New Zealand.