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Increased vigilance needed for meningococcal disease

Tuesday, 6 November 2018, 12:58 pm | Ministry of Health

GPs and emergency departments nationwide have been asked to boost their vigilance for people seeking medical help with possible symptoms of meningococcal disease. More >>

NZ Formulary – Proving Popular

Friday, 2 November 2018, 2:08 pm | Ministry of Health

A vital online tool encouraging better and more consistent decision making for medicines prescribed by health professionals – has recorded 200 million page views since its launch six years ago. More >>

Sexual Health Survey Reinforces Importance of Condom Use

Thursday, 1 November 2018, 3:03 pm | Ministry of Health

Results from New Zealand’s first comprehensive sexual health survey reinforce the need for greater condom use. More >>

Highlighting the dangers of purchasing medicines online

Thursday, 25 October 2018, 4:00 pm | Ministry of Health

The use of social media and online market places appears to be on the rise to sell illicit medicines worldwide. More >>

Air Ambulance - Key Announcements start next Month

Friday, 24 August 2018, 3:07 pm | Ministry of Health

The first in a series of substantive announcements about the current tender for national air ambulance services is expected to be in late September. More >>

Safe staffing and healthy workplaces a Ministry priority

Thursday, 16 August 2018, 11:11 am | Ministry of Health

Ministry of Health’s acting Chief Nursing Officer Dr Jill Clendon says the safe staffing accord sends a clear message the health sector is committed to the safety of all staff and patients. More >>

National health targets – data release and development

Friday, 10 August 2018, 10:31 am | Ministry of Health

As it finalises advice on a new suite of measures and a framework for reporting health system performance and measures, the Ministry of Health has released data relating to existing targets. More >>

FluTracking proves popular

Wednesday, 4 July 2018, 12:52 pm | Ministry of Health

“I’m thrilled that more than 3500 people have signed up to New Zealand’s first online campaign to monitor influenza since it launched two months ago. We hope many more people will sign up because the more who are involved, the better our understanding ... More >>

New Clinical Chief Advisor for Primary Health Care

Thursday, 7 June 2018, 10:35 am | Ministry of Health

Chief Medical Officer Dr Andrew Simpson is pleased to announce the appointment of the Ministry of Health’s new Clinical Chief Advisor with a focus on primary health care. “New Zealand-trained public health physician and epidemiologist, Dr Juliet ... More >>

Independent Panel makes recommendations on MECA agreement

Thursday, 24 May 2018, 1:06 pm | Ministry of Health

The Independent Panel, which was set up to help reach a Multi-Employer Collective Agreement (MECA) between the New Zealand Nurses’ Organisation and the 20 District Health Boards, has made a series of recommendations to address issues impacting settlement. More >>

Nurse Practitioners can now issue cremation certificates

Thursday, 24 May 2018, 12:01 pm | Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health’s acting Chief Nursing Officer says the move to allow Nurse Practitioners to sign cremation certificates shows how important these professionals are to our health system. More >>

Director-General of Health appointed

Tuesday, 22 May 2018, 2:00 pm | Ministry of Health

Director-General of Health appointed The Deputy State Services Commissioner has today announced the appointment of Dr Ashley Bloomfield as Director-General of Health and Chief Executive, Ministry of Health. “The Director-General of Health is a pivotal ... More >>

Let's track the flu so we can help you

Monday, 21 May 2018, 1:36 pm | Ministry of Health

Date: 21 May 2018 The Ministry of Health's Director of Public Health welcomes the introduction of a new way to track influenza online in New Zealand. More >>

Protected? Back-to-school prompts measles vaccine reminder

Friday, 27 April 2018, 4:43 pm | Ministry of Health

As students prepare to head back to school or universities after enjoying a holiday break, the Ministry of Health is reminding people to be aware of the risks of measles. More >>

Nurses Pay Independent Panel Appointed

Friday, 27 April 2018, 2:44 pm | Ministry of Health

The Independent Panel recommended by the Prime Minister has been established to work with the New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) and District Health Boards to help find an agreement to the current employment negotiations and a pathway to address ... More >>

Southern DHB joins life-saving bowel screening programme

Tuesday, 24 April 2018, 3:41 pm | Ministry of Health

Otago and Southland are the latest communities in the country to have access to free bowel screening with Southern District Health Board today joining the National Bowel Screening Programme. More >>

More issues discovered with bowel screening invitations

Tuesday, 17 April 2018, 4:40 pm | Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health has discovered that many more people than first thought didn’t receive invitations for free bowel screening during the bowel screening pilot programme. More >>

Rise in syphilis cases prompts calls to practise safe sex

Friday, 13 April 2018, 3:02 pm | Ministry of Health

A rise in the number of syphilis cases being reported in New Zealand is prompting renewed calls for people to practise safe sex, including the use of condoms. More >>

School holidays prompt measles immunisation reminder

Friday, 13 April 2018, 2:37 pm | Ministry of Health

As students head into the term one school holidays, the Ministry of Health is reminding parents to be aware of the risks of measles. More >>

New website to help men check for prostate cancer

Wednesday, 11 April 2018, 5:32 pm | Ministry of Health

Should I check? : Ministry of Health launches new website to help men check for prostate cancer More >>



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