Minister excited about opportunities for nurses through new laws

Health Minister David Clark says he’s keen to see nurses working at the top of their scope and is excited about the new Acts coming into force on January 31 that will help this happen.

Ministers aware of high expectations for DHB nurses’ pay

The Minister for Women says nurses and midwives are underpaid and undervalued but the Health Minister is upfront that not all health worker salary expectations can be met.

Nurses hope workforce will be early focus of mental health inquiry

Nurses hope ensuring a well-resourced and coordinated mental health workforce is an early focus of the just announced Ministerial Inquiry into Mental Health, says the New Zealand Nurses Organisation.

Nurses petition almost at goal

The online petition launched by the New Zealand Nurses Organisation in support of their District Health Board pay campaign has almost reached its goal of 10,000 signatures. The "I heart Nurses" petition was launched just...

Listen more and talk less to patients with diabetes, study finds

Nurses and GPs could improve their delivery of care to newly diagnosed diabetes patients by listening more, repeating less and co-ordinating better, a New Zealand research study has found. The study by Otago, Auckland and...

DHB nurses’ pay mediation starting soon but industrial action not ruled out

A survey seeking feedback from nurses who rejected the 20 district health boards’ pay offer is closing Thursday as negotiators ready themselves for mediation – and the chance of industrial action if mediation fails.

Chief Nurse Jane O’Malley moving to Plunket

Nursing leaders are paying tribute to the country’s Chief Nursing Officer Dr Jane O’Malley who is leaving the Ministry of Health in the New Year to take up a new post.

Hospital adopts nurse’s green initiative to stop drugs going down the sink

A nurse-led initiative is stopping liquid morphine and similar drugs at a Wellington Hospital from being flushed into New Zealand’s waterways.

Good nurse managers can reduce nurse bullying and incivility, confirms research

Nearly half of Australian nurse respondents to a survey were bullying targets and nearly 60 per cent had witnessed workplace bullying, Australian research has found.

Nurses reject DHBs’ pay offer – ‘carrot’ of pay equity talks not enough

The ‘carrot’ of a pay equity deal sometime in the future was not enough for nurses who have rejected the 20 district health boards’ pay offer in the biggest voter turnout in a decade. The...

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