Nurse and clinic censured after wrong vaccine given to girl

A medical centre’s policy has been updated following being censured after an unauthorized vaccinator assumed and gave Boostrix rather than Gardasil to a 12-year-old girl.

City Mission nurse role gets funding support

A practice nurse and a general practice assistant serving often homeless clients at Auckland City Mission's general practice are to be funded for three years by a charity trust.

MH college launches new branches for specialties

Addiction nurses and disability nurses were recently welcomed into Te Ao Māramatanga – New Zealand College of Mental Health Nurses with the launch of two new national branches.

Migrant nurses in New Zealand face racism daily, with experts saying ‘it’s time to...

Migrant nurses spoken to by New Zealand Herald reporter Emma Russell back a just-released study finding internationally qualified nurses face racism daily.

New nursing director for NZ’s biggest PHO

The country’s largest primary health organisation has appointed a new nursing director to help develop nursing services in its practices spread across greater Auckland.

Safe alternatives to seclusion being sought, says mental health nurse leader

The use of seclusion needs to be reduced but safe alternatives also need to be found, says Heather Casey. The director of mental health nursing is one of two nurse advisors on a current Health Quality & Safety Commission project to reduce seclusion.

GP survey indicates regular practice nurse turnover

Almost half of general practices had a practice nurse vacancy in the previous 12 months compared to 39% facing a GP vacancy, a 2017 GP survey found.

Waitemata’s pilot’s new entrant school screening programme

New entrants at five Waitemata schools will undergo a comprehensive health screen by public health nurses in a pilot of  a new early intervention programme.

Nurses should not be scared to come to work

“My partner fears for my safety every shift now.” – Enrolled nurse, acute inpatient mental health care “A frightened bunch of young nurses who want to be good nurses but are constantly in fear.” –...

Tips for good respiratory care this winter

Winter is fast approaching and with it the annual rise in respiratory hospitalisations. Respiratory nurse specialist SUE JONES shares advice on preventing or managing respiratory illness this winter – both inpatient and in the community.

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