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Primary health nurse leader is new chair of Nurse Executives

Nursing Review talks to Karyn Sangster, believed to be the first primary health leader to chair Nurse Executives New Zealand, about the need to keep improving workforce modelling, the nursing role in integrating services and wanting NENZ to be a strong voice across all health sectors.

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.

Nursing shortage to hit by 2020

The long-awaited nursing supply report indicating a nursing shortage hitting from 2020 onwards provides some time to plan, says Nursing Council chief executive Carolyn Reed.

Hospital visitors: visiting in our hospital or are we visiting in their lives

There is increasing evidence of the potential contribution that visitors can make to patient wellbeing and recovery. Although some district health boards in New Zealand have recently relaxed visiting hours, others have not. This article explores perspectives on hospital visiting and including visitors as valued members of the health care team. By Lesley Batten and Marian Bland.

Veteran nurse wrongly sacked, awarded $31k by ERA

A rest home nurse manager sacked over failing to keep some records up-to-date wins unjustifiable dismissal claim, reports New Zealand Herald.

UK nurse numbers falling: working conditions one of top reasons

For the first time in recent history more nurses and midwives left the United Kingdom workforce than joined, new figures from the UK's Nursing and Midwifery Council reveal.

Kiwi nurse to lead 13 million nurses worldwide

Kiwi nurse Dr Frances Hughes is to lead the world's biggest nursing organisation representing more than 13 million nurses across 130 countries.

Career path: charge nurse manager

Graduating in a tight job market saw JO PRIOR cross the Tasman for her first job. That job sparked an interest in emergency nursing into a passion that has seen her working within or near an ED for most of her career.

Coasters quick to jump on board

The country’s smallest DHB is the quickest to join the #endPJparalysis movement – which aims to get medical patients up and mobile to reduce the risk of deconditioning and loss of independence.

Kiwis on world stage

Kiwis have been centre stage at the International Council of Nurses 2017 congress now underway in Barcelona with more than 8000 nurses from across the globe attending.
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