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Immunisation Vital For Protection Of New Zealand Communities

News of six cases of English measles being confirmed in Hastings has prompted Plunket to restate the importance of immunisation.

Improvements To The NZ Cancer Registry

Improvements To The NZ Cancer Registry

A letter has been sent to 14,689 medical practitioners to ensure they are aware of the proposed improvements to the NZ Cancer Registry, announced by Minister Ryall in early February. The letter was sent by the Cancer Registry Board.

NZNO Wants More Nurses To Be Able To Prescribe

NZNO Wants More Nurses To Be Able To Prescribe

NZNO has given a cautious welcome to today's (April 7) Ministerial announcement that a group of registered nurses working in diabetes health will be able to independently prescribe medications for their patients.

Diabetes Nurses Authorised To Prescribe

For the first time a group of registered nurses have been authorised to independently prescribe medication to their patients.

People with diabetes in four North Island regions are to have their medication managed by registered nurses practising in diabetes health.

Guidelines Developed To Prioritise People Needing Aged Residential Care

Guidelines Developed To Prioritise People Needing Aged Residential Care

Following the 22 February earthquake and subsequent loss of over 600 rest home beds in Canterbury, Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB) has been working with an expert panel of people from across the aged care sector to develop a set of guidelines to help determine who will have priority for t

Hamilton GP Found Guilty By Tribunal

Hamilton GP Found Guilty By Tribunal

Hamilton GP Suresh Vatsyayann has today been found guilty of professional misconduct by the Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal.

Influenza Immunisation - Now Free For Under 18s In Canterbury

Influenza Immunisation - Now Free For Under 18s In Canterbury

In a New Zealand first, Canterbury residents aged under 18 years are eligible for free flu vaccine this season. This shows the Canterbury Health system's desire to protect our community against avoidable illnesses.

Free Flu Vaccines For More Cantabrians This Year - New To Under 18s

Free Flu Vaccines For More Cantabrians This Year - New To Under 18s

Canterbury has taken plenty of knocks in the last six months and health leaders are encouraging Cantabrians to get vaccinated against the flu to stay strong through this winter period.

New Fertility Treatment Now Available In New Zealand

New Fertility Treatment Now Available In New Zealand

Women with polycystic ovarian disease or who are undergoing cancer treatment are set to benefit from a fertility treatment previously unavailable in New Zealand.

ACC Introduces Experience Rating Today

ACC Introduces Experience Rating Today

Today ACC has launched a new way of charging businesses levies that will more fairly reflect their safety record and claims history.