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New suicide prevention resource from the Mental Health Foundation

The Mental Health Foundation is proud to share its newest resource, Having Suicidal Thoughts and Finding a Way Back.

"If you are having suicidal thoughts, you are not alone," chief executive Shaun Robinson says.

'Positive indications on ophthalmology waiting list, but more to be done'

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO) says that there are indications from a number of district health boards (DHBs) that activities to clear the ophthalmology waiting list backlog are starting to have an impact.

NZNO call for an update of aged care standards

Two recent NZNO member surveys back up the AUT findings in their Aged Care Workforce Survey 2016 that time to care is being rationed due to underfunding. Members are reporting that this is causing them distress and increasing job stress.

Positive indications on ophthalmology backlog say ophthalmologists

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO) says that there are indications from a number of district health boards (DHBs) that activities to clear the ophthalmology waiting list backlog are starting to have an impact.

More guidance counsellors not nurses, NZAC says

Employing a nurse in every secondary school to address New Zealand’s lamentable youth suicide problem is ignoring and bypassing already existing resources, says the NZ Association of Counsellors (NZAC).

Blood pressure’s no sweat from home with SmartHealth

Andrew White (39) from Tauranga was travelling once a week to Waikato Hospital to see a specialist after his transplant surgery.

Growing antimicrobial resistance a major health issue for NZ

New Zealand is in no way insulated from the global growth in antimicrobial resistance that is predicted to kill more than 10 million people worldwide every year by 2050 and to have major impacts on animal health, warns Royal Society Te Apārangi.

Improving health literacy: It's everyone's business

The New Zealand Medical Association today releases a policy briefing on Improving Health Literacy that seeks to promote a shared understanding of what health literacy means, why it is important, and what can be done to improve it.

Florence Nightingale Medal 2017

NZNO is proud to congratulate its members, Mrs Gail Ann Corbett, Ms Guru Dev Kaur Singh and Ms Barbara Fay Turnbull on their Florence Nightingale Medal awarded on Friday 12 May, International Nurses’ Day.

LCT collaborates with Auckland University Centre for Brain Research

Living Cell Technologies Limited has initiated a research collaboration with the Centre for Brain Research (CBR) at the University of Auckland.

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