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Hapai supports new SUDI prevention resources

The Hāpai Te Hauora SUDI (Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy) Prevention Coordination Service supports the release by the Ministry of the Health of the National SUDI Prevention Programme: Needs Assessment and Care Planning Guide and the National Safe Sleep Device Quality Specification Guidelin

New safe sleep device guidelines to reduce SUDI

New Ministry of Health resources will help infants have quality sleep, while also protecting them from SUDI (sudden unexpected death in infancy).

World class professor joins Stroke Central region

Stroke Central has appointed Professor Valery Feigin to its board of governors as Honorary Medical Director. The new role is key to the development of stroke prevention and support services for the central region, including Wellington.

New Zealand Medical Association and Cannabis 2020 Referendum

Cannabis is a harmful drug that causes a range of health and social harms at the individual and community level. NZMA does not condone the use of cannabis for recreational purpose and opposes legalisation.

Commitment to rural and urban communities at heart of PHO name change

One of Canterbury’s long-established Primary Health Organisations is changing its name.

Doctor unions embrace 'common approach' to rostering issues

Doctor unions embrace common approach to issues arising from safer rostering efforts The two unions representing doctors in public hospitals have agreed on a common approach to addressing any problems arising from efforts to secure safer staffing rosters for resident (junior) doctors.

Govt's 'official view' on vaping changes

The Government is set to publicly revise its view on vaping with details of its new position and legislative timetable released today by two key vaping industry leaders.

Latest Controlled Purchase Operation results 'disappointing'

Northland DHB and NZ Police staff who this week conducted a Controlled Purchase Operation at licensed premises in the Far North region are disappointed with the result.

Commissioner appointed for Waikato DHB

The Health Minister has today informed Waikato DHB Board of his decision to appoint a Commissioner to replace the Board.

Dr David Clark has announced that former Director General of Health Dr Karen Poutasi will take up the Commissioner’s role, starting on Wednesday 8 May.

Another missed opportunity from The Project on vaping - Hapai te Hauora

Hāpai te Hauora is calling for TV show, The Project, to seek expert advice on vaping before developing unhelpful media content.