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Workshops held to co-design new disability support system

Working groups developing the detailed design of the transformed disability support system have been holding regular workshops over the last month.

Rethinking health care for long-term illnesses

It is not uncommon for people suffering from long-term health conditions to be affected by more than one serious illness. Many of these people are also socio-economically disadvantaged and contend with chaotic lives alongside their chronic health problems.

NZNO welcomes the HQSC adverse events report

NZNO welcomes the adverse events report and thanks the Health Quality and Safety Commission (HQSC) for their work to produce it with very recent and relevant data. The changes to the national adverse events reporting policy which, came into effect in July this year, are also progressing well.

Improving communication access the focus at Southern DHB next week

Dunedin Southern DHB Speech Language Therapy staff are next week banding together to create a more accessible health service for all our patients and their whānau.

The collegial mood suffers in cash starved system

The NZNO Employment Survey and our Kai Tiaki journal reporters have repeatedly found that when bullying occurs in nursing it has a huge effect on the nurse and colleagues to the point nurses leave for other jobs, go overseas or leave the profession altogether.

Health insurance pays out a record $321 million in September quarter

Health insurance paid out a record $321 million in claims for the September 2017 quarter, mainly due to an increase in lives covered and procedures funded, the Health Funds Association of New Zealand (HFANZ) said today.

Supporting vulnerable families

The Tokoroa Council of Social Services (TCOSS) Early Years’ Service hub is embracing SmartHealth as a way to help support vulnerable children and their families.

Put a stop to bullying - NZMA

The New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA) is concerned by the findings of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists’ (ASMS) study on bullying in the New Zealand senior medical workforce, and encourages employers and colleges to continue their focus on eliminating these unprofessional beh

Bullying in the senior medical workforce

A major survey published today of senior doctors and dentists working in New Zealand’s public health system found more than a third had been bullied at work, and two-thirds had witnessed others being bullied.

'Statistics show lack of progress toward Smokefree 2025'

Nearly seven years since the last government agreed to a goal for a Smokefree New Zealand by 2025, there is a concerning lack of progress. The latest New Zealand Health Survey figures released by the Ministry of Health show that smoking has only declined by 2.5% since 2011/12.

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