A former Defence Force nurse has gone from serving in Somalia to becoming a Stroke Foundation community advisor, reports Sandra Conchie of the Bay of Plenty Times.
Speeding up the rollout of safe staffing tools along with pay equity and recognising RN prescribing are all on the agenda as pay talks between nurses' union NZNO and the 20 district health boards enter the second month.
A new online tool aims to help turnaround the health of Māori men, who have the country's lowest life expectancy, by highlighting to policymakers statistics in key focus areas from smoking to unemployment.
The social investment mental health funding announced in the Budget is to be split between 17 initiatives and pilots.
A just published Taranaki study indicates obese children and teenagers are significantly more likely to have issues with their emotional health and wellbeing, reports the New Zealand Herald.
Nurses are feeling unsafe and supported at Capital & Coast District Health Board according to the DHB's own staff engagement survey, reports nurses' union NZNO.
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.
Targeting inappropriate antibiotic prescribing and improving infection control are amongst the 18 action areas in the country's just launched Antimicrobial Resistance Action Plan. The action plan, published online at the weekend, is New Zealand's contribution...
Palliative Care Nurses New Zealand and Hospice NZ have welcomed the country's biggest ever inquiry into assisted dying not recommending legalising euthanasia.