What are the health policies of ‘kingmaker’ New Zealand First?

Nursing Review shares a quick summary of New Zealand First's health policy as the country waits for the results of coalition talks.

Latest NZ heart research grants celebrated as Heart Foundation marks World Heart Day

Improving rheumatic heart disease care and understanding why mental illness affects the heart are some of the latest Kiwi research projects being celebrated by the Heart Foundation on World Heart Day.

Plan for voluntary redundancies at Counties Manukau District Health Board “mind-boggling”

Signalling an intent to offer voluntary redundancies to senior staff at Counties Manukau Health is raising concerns about patient safety and being described by unions as "mind-boggling" and "bonkers", reports the New Zealand Herald.

Fighting falls not fires: UK firefighters take role in falls prevention

Firefighters leading exercise classes for the elderly at the local fire station is one of the fall prevention initiatives shared at a recent international forum in Wellington.

NZNO backs reprimanded midwife’s concerns about “national shame” of families living in squalor

Children and youth living in squalor is a national shame says the New Zealand Nurses Organisation and nurses share the concerns expressed by a reprimanded South Auckland midwife.

Waikato leadership programme wins Health Roundtable nursing award

Waikato's leadership development, including a fast-track programme to help foster the next generation of nurse leaders, won a Health Roundtable Innovation Award in Brisbane recently. Sue Hayward, director of nursing at Waikato DHB, said the...

Pharmacists celebrate change on way to mark World Pharmacists Day

Pharmacists have been an 'untapped' health resource but this will change with the Pharmacy Action Plan, says Pharmaceutical Society president Graeme Smith to mark World Pharmacists Day.

Safe staffing ratios make nurses “happy again”, says visiting US union leader

Nurses across the US are still fighting to join California in having mandated safe staffing ratios, says the visiting co-president of America's largest nursing union.

29-year-old NP is Young Nurse of the Year 2017

A young nurse practitioner – helping reduce distress and hospital visits for children with asthma and eczema in South Auckland – has taken out this year's Young Nurse of the Year award.

Māori nurse leader takes out NZNO’s top award

The nursing leader who has twice taken the cause of Māori health and Māori nurse pay parity to the United Nations was honoured last night with the New Zealand Nurses Organisation's highest award.

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