Former defence force nurse takes on Stroke Foundation advisor role

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.

Another DHB joins #endPJparalysis movement

Southern DHB is the latest to join the international social media #endPJparalysis movement co-founded by Christchurch-based nurse and consultant Brian Dolan. Jen Gow, the Southern DHB's Releasing Time to Care charge nurse manager, said its...

DHB NZNO pay talks continue with RN prescribing, safe staffing and pay equity all...

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.

Māori men’s health statistics highlighted in new online tool

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.

Schools and primary health a major focus of MH social investment proposals

The social investment mental health funding announced in the Budget is to be split between 17 initiatives and pilots.

Obese children more likely to have issues with their emotional health

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.

DHB agrees survey findings that nurses feel pressured and drained are “unacceptable”

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.

More than 180 Kiwis being hospitalised with the flu a week

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.

NZ’s plan to beat antimicrobial resistance launched

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 back inquiry not calling for legalised assisted dying

Palliative Care Nurses New Zealand and Hospice NZ have welcomed the country's biggest ever inquiry into assisted dying not recommending legalising euthanasia.

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