Articles for category: Health

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Government’s defence of Smokefree repeal – weak, deceptive and embarrassing – Health Coalition Aotearoa

The Government’s strategy to justify its roll-back of New Zealand’s world-leading Smokefree law amounts to a campaign of misinformation, Health Coalition Aotearoa co-chair Professor Boyd Swinburn says. The coalition Government agreed to axe the Smokefree Environments and Regulated Products (Smoked Tobacco) Amendment Act (SERPA) which included three key measures: denicotisation of cigarettes, a reduction in ...

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Pharmac making progress on action plan to enhance organisational culture

Pharmac making progress on action plan to enhance organisational culture Pharmac is making progress to enhance the organisational culture with all immediate tasks in the action plan either completed or underway. Pharmac’s chief executive and senior leadership team provided an update on the implementation of the action plan to enhance organisational culture at the Board’s ...

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24 Hour Surgery extending its opening hours

24 Hour Surgery is extending its opening hours as it moves towards a return to normal operating. 24 Hour Surgery is extending its opening hours as it moves towards a return to normal operating.  From Sunday (December 3) the hours will be:  Sunday 8am-midnight Monday midnight -midnight/ 24hrs  Tuesday midnight – 10pm  Wednesday – Saturday ...

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‘Warmer Kiwi Homes renews commitment to charity supporting healthier homes’

An initiative dedicated to helping homeowners create warmer, healthier environments remains committed to supporting the Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ. Warmer Kiwi Homes, a Government-funded programme, has re-signed as a Silver partner of the Foundation’s Friends of the Foundation programme. Foundation Chief Executive Ms Letitia Harding says living in a warm and dry environment is ...

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GPMRI team expands to include nurse practitioners

ProCare is pleased to support the ACC GPMRI Service expanding to include nurse practitioners. From today, 1 December 2023, nurse practitioners working in primary care will be able to refer eligible ACC patients or clients for MRI scans for knee, back and neck injuries, removing the need for patients to visit a specialist before accessing ...

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Hapai Te Hauora ‘leads the charge’ for safe sleep practices

As Aotearoa prepares to observe Safe Sleep Day – Te Ra Mokopuna Ora on December 1st, Hāpai Te Hauora issues an urgent call to action to address safe sleep practices for infants. The reality of Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy (SUDI) is babies losing their lives due to preventable causes during sleep. Hāpai emphasises the ...

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World AIDS Day – Body Positive Inc.

December 1st is World AIDS Day, a day to honour and remember those we have lost to HIV, acknowledge those living with HIV and celebrate the progress we have made while recognizing the challenges that remain. This year’s marks the 35th anniversary of World AIDS Day and the theme is to “Let Communities Lead”, and ...