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Bite and sting searches spike

Thursday, 10 January 2019, 2:36 pm | Ministry of Health

Kiwis appear to be curious about summer misfortunes, with the Ministry of Health's website seeing a spike in the number of people searching for information on jellyfish stings, wasp and bee stings, spider and insect bites this holiday season. More >>

Deputy Director-General Population Health and Prevention

Thursday, 20 December 2018, 3:18 pm | Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health has announced the appointment of Deborah Woodley to the role of Deputy Director-General Population Health and Prevention. More >>

Funded Family Care stakeholder engagement report released

Tuesday, 18 December 2018, 2:36 pm | Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health has published a report as a result of targeted engagement on the Government’s intention to change Funded Family Care. More >>

New Collaborative Opthalmology Project Announced

Friday, 14 December 2018, 11:22 am | Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health is today announcing a new year-long project aimed at reducing waiting times and improving care for people with eye conditions. More >>

Enlafax – Monitoring to Continue

Friday, 14 December 2018, 10:50 am | Ministry of Health

Two separate Ministerial Expert Advisory Groups have concluded that a rise in adverse reaction reporting to a commonly prescribed antidepressant is not caused by medicine safety or quality concerns. More >>

Deputy Dir-Gen DHB Performance, Support and Infrastucture

Monday, 3 December 2018, 5:44 pm | Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health has announced the appointment of Michelle Arrowsmith to the role of Deputy Director-General DHB Performance, Support and Infrastructure. More >>

Audit shows residential care readiness for pressure injuries

Monday, 3 December 2018, 11:10 am | Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health is encouraged by the steps aged residential care providers are taking to prevent and minimise pressure injuries among residents. More >>

Deputy-Director General Health System Appointment

Thursday, 29 November 2018, 4:00 pm | Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health has announced the permanent appointment of Keriana Brooking to the role of Deputy-Director General Health System Improvement and Innovation. More >>

Privileged Statement: Renewed Warning of Liver Harm

Tuesday, 27 November 2018, 1:24 pm | Ministry of Health

The Director General of Health is renewing a public warning following more reports of serious liver harm from taking Arthrem and other products containing Artemisia annua extract. More >>

Appointment of Chief Allied Health Professions Officer

Tuesday, 27 November 2018, 12:31 pm | Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health has announced the appointment of Martin Chadwick to the new role of Chief Allied Health Professions Officer. More >>

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 >>



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