Nurse care ‘equal or even better’ than GP care for some conditions, finds review

For chronic conditions nurses “probably achieve equal or better health outcomes” for patients then doctors, a major international research review has concluded.

Deal will deliver safe staffing, says DHBs spokesman

Nursing Review talks to DHBs spokesperson, and former nurse, Jim Green about boosting nursing numbers, employing all new graduates and convincing nurses that DHBs will finally deliver on safe staffing.

Fears DHB deal could spark RN crisis in aged care

An exodus of nurses from the already struggling aged care sector is feared as result of DHBs’ proposed deal including the immediate recruitment of 500 extra nurses.

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.

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It’s not often you get to screen a patient for diabetes then have a heart-to-heart about why at, the age of 20, they are in prison… But that’s just a run-of-the-mill appointment for a Corrections nurse, says Sarah Nabizada, the clinical team leader at Mt Eden Corrections Facility (MECF).