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Conversations that Count

Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 1:33 pm | Ministry of Health

An advisory committee for ethical issues in healthcare supports the National Advance Care Planning Cooperative’s national awareness day, Conversations that Count. More >>

Measles cases identified connected to Sydney dance festival

Thursday, 2 January 2014, 10:41 am | Ministry of Health

Further New Zealand measles cases linked to a dance festival in Sydney have been reported. More >>

Possible infection risk from Hair Treatment clinic in Sydney

Monday, 16 December 2013, 4:24 pm | Ministry of Health

The New Zealand Ministry of Health has been notified by the Australian authorities that an assessment of a private hair treatment and replacement clinic in Sydney found evidence of poor infection control practices, including problems with the cleaning ... More >>

Health Planning Social Bonds Trial

Friday, 18 October 2013, 3:25 pm | Ministry of Health

The Government has given the green light to pilot social bonds, an innovative form of social sector investment. More >>

Warning over psychoactive substance law breaches

Tuesday, 8 October 2013, 11:25 am | Ministry of Health

A Whanganui retailer is the latest to have their licence suspended under the new Psychoactive Substances Act. The retailer's licence is suspended after breaching the requirements of the new law. More >>

Authority acts over breaches of psychoactive substances law

Monday, 30 September 2013, 9:08 am | Ministry of Health

A number of retailers granted psychoactive substances retail licences can no longer trade, after breaching the requirements of the new law. The Psychoactive Substances Regulatory Authority has suspended licences in Hawera and Dunedin after applicants ... More >>

Authority refuses approval for six psychoactive products

Friday, 27 September 2013, 3:30 pm | Ministry of Health

The Psychoactive Substances Regulatory Authority has refused applications for six products seeking interim approvals under the new Psychoactive Substances Act. More >>

Gordon Boxall named as Director of EGL Demonstration

Thursday, 29 August 2013, 6:58 pm | Ministry of Health

Gordon Boxall, who has had more than 35 years experience in the health, housing and disability sectors, comes to this new role with an in-depth understanding of Enabling Good Lives. He co-drafted the 2012 plan for how this approach could be implemented ... More >>

Ministry of Health releases report into health loss in NZ

Thursday, 8 August 2013, 4:09 pm | Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health has today published “Health Loss in New Zealand”, a systematic assessment of the health loss experienced by the population. The study draws on data from 2006 to estimate how much healthy life is lost from a comprehensive set of diseases, ... More >>

Disability sector well-represented on Chch Advisory Group

Thursday, 8 August 2013, 4:05 pm | Ministry of Health

Disabled people, family members and other disability sector leaders are among those on a Local Advisory Group set up to support the Enabling Good Lives demonstration in Christchurch. More >>

Psychoactive Substances Act now law

Thursday, 18 July 2013, 10:52 am | Ministry of Health

Dairies and many other retailers are barred from selling psychoactive substances from today, as a new law comes into force. The Psychoactive Substances Act allows regulation of psychoactive substances and products in New Zealand. More >>

Ministry Cautions on Tattoos

Friday, 5 July 2013, 11:13 am | Ministry of Health

The Ministry is advising caution for individuals seeking tattoos because of the risk of infection and also because of the theoretical risk of heavy metals present in some tattooing inks. More >>

Pharmacist imprisoned on Medicines Act charges

Friday, 24 May 2013, 2:40 pm | Ministry of Health

A 32-year-old Auckland pharmacist been sentenced to four months and two weeks in prison for a series of breaches of the Medicines Act 1981 related to sales of unapproved prescription medicines. More >>

Budget 2013: $70 Million Extra for Aged Care and Dementia

Tuesday, 30 April 2013, 12:24 pm | Ministry of Health

Aged care and dementia services will benefit from an extra $70 million over the next four years, Health Minister Tony Ryall and Associate Health Minister Jo Goodhew say. More >>

Evaluation of the Rheumatic Fever Prevention Programme

Monday, 8 April 2013, 12:20 pm | Ministry of Health

Rheumatic fever is a preventable disease that occurs in some people following an infection of the throat with Group A Streptococcus (GAS). If left untreated the infection can lead to an autoimmune response that may permanently damage the heart through ... More >>

Primary Care for Pacific People

Friday, 15 March 2013, 4:15 pm | Ministry of Health

Pacific peoples have poorer health status across a wide variety of measures compared to the total New Zealand population. They also appear to have the least advantage from changes to the delivery in primary care. This report presents evidence to support ... More >>

Subsidy Card Reduces Prescription Costs

Thursday, 31 January 2013, 3:58 pm | Ministry of Health

An annual scheme that significantly reduces the amount New Zealanders pay for their prescription medications starts again tomorrow. More >>

Guidelines To Help Older New Zealanders Stay Healthy

Wednesday, 30 January 2013, 3:10 pm | Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health is issuing physical activity guidelines to help New Zealanders aged 65 years and over live longer, healthier, and more independent lives. More >>

Change to prescription charge January 2013

Thursday, 20 December 2012, 10:23 am | Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health would like to remind New Zealanders that a change to prescription charges will be introduced on 1 January 2013. More >>

Keep Christmas Whooping Cough-Free

Monday, 17 December 2012, 11:22 am | Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health is encouraging people to be extra vigilant as they gather for Christmas and New Year celebrations to protect young babies from whooping cough. More >>

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