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Staying food safe over summer

Food Safety Minister Jo Goodhew is reminding New Zealanders to follow the 3 C’s and clean, cook and chill over summer to prevent illness over the holiday break.

Youth mental health project evaluation reports released

The Prime Minister’s Youth Mental Health Project (YMHP) has resulted in positive changes, better outcomes and improvements to service delivery for young people in New Zealand.

Advice on weight management for children and teenagers now available

The Clinical Guidelines for Weight Management in New Zealand Children and Young People have been updated to highlight the importance of sleep and the ongoing need to monitor children’s growth.

Nursing graduates finding jobs sooner

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says more than half the country’s nurses who graduated in November have already found jobs through the system which matches graduates with employers.

Nearly $1.4m committed to neurological research across NZ

The Neurological Foundation is pleased to announce that funding of $1,382,529 for neurological research projects, two postgraduate scholarships, three postdoctoral fellowships, and two summer studentships has been approved in its December 2016 grant round.

Emergency managers draft health ministry guidelines

New Ministry of Health guidelines for offering psychosocial support in emergencies have been drafted by members of the Joint Centre for Disaster Research based at Massey University’s Wellington campus.

New legislation on notification and management of infectious diseases

New infectious disease notification and management legislation is coming into force on 4 January 2017.

As well as updating the Health Act 1956 and replacing the Health (Infectious and Notifiable Disease) Regulations and Schedules, it:

Taranaki DHB 'takes unnecessary risk outsourcing lab'

The NZ Medical Laboratory Workers Union (NZMLWU) is concerned at the process being used by Taranaki DHB in its recently announced decision to outsource (contract out) laboratory services for the Hospital and Community sector in Taranaki.

NZAC announces its support for mental health review

The People’s Mental Health Review Campaign just received an endorsement from one of the country’s leading counsellor representative bodies.

The NZ Association of Counsellors (NZAC) has announced its support for a review of the public mental health system.

Waikato DHB and Hauraki PHO champion care integration in the Waikato

Hospital doctors will now have one click access to some GP patient records thanks to a new partnership initiative with Hauraki PHO and Waikato District Health Board.

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