Wendy Scott, Academic Leader of Whitireia Community Polytechnic's BN Pacific degree, says any talk of going back to a national curriculum risks losing the flexibility to respond to the health workforce needs of Pacific and Māori.
Longstanding executive director of nursing Leanne Samuel has resigned from Southern District Health Board and leaves on Friday. Her resignation follows a major restructuring of nursing leadership positions at the financially troubled DHB.
Why is the flu hitting harder this year? The New Zealand Herald's Ophelia Buckleton talks to Auckland DHB's nurse leader Margaret Dotchin and ESR public health physician Jill Sherwood about the tough flu season.
Nursing Review talks to Karyn Sangster, believed to be the first primary health leader to chair Nurse Executives New Zealand, about the need to keep improving workforce modelling, the nursing role in integrating services and wanting NENZ to be a strong voice across all health sectors.
Extra nursing staff, a new ward soon to open and extra emergency department seats are amongst initiatives announced by Waikato District Health Board to help cope with ED pressure.
The New Zealand Herald reports official information statistics showing hospital staff around the country have reported more than 12,500 attacks by patients and visitors since 2012.
A controversial proposal to shift Marlborough's district nurses out of the hospital and into the town centre has been endorsed by an independent review. The review also found that district nurses across the Top of the South were showing signs of "being overworked and understaffed" with stress levels high and morale low.