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july 2014

Call for innovative health IT ideas

Thursday 31 July 2014, 07:26PM

Media release from Tony Ryall - Health Minister Tony Ryall is encouraging health professionals to take part in the annual Clinicians’ Challenge by submitting their IT solutions to improve health services.
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Hawkins awarded Stage One contract for foundation work of Rangiora Health Hub

Thursday 31 July 2014, 07:24PM

Media release from Canterbury DHB - Hawkins Constructions has begun work on the Rangiora Health Hub after winning the contract for the foundation work, which is Stage One of the multi-million dollar project.
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ACC cover to extend to child victims of sexual grooming

Thursday 31 July 2014, 07:23PM

Media release from Judith Collins - ACC Minister Judith Collins today announced an addition to the Objectionable Publications and Indecency Legislation Bill that would extend ACC sensitive claims cover to children or young people who are victims of sexual grooming or indecent communications.
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The latest New Zealand Medical Journal is out tomorrow

Thursday 31 July 2014, 02:07PM

Media release from the NZMA: The following articles appear in the 1 August issue of the New Zealand Medical Journal (Vol 127 No 1399)
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World class leukaemia and blood cancer centre opening in Auckland

Thursday 31 July 2014, 02:05PM

Media release from ADHB: Motutapu Ward, the new Northern Region Haematology and Bone Marrow Transplant Unit, will be open for patients in August 2014
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New faster, cost effective treatment for iron deficiency anaemia now available

Thursday 31 July 2014, 12:44PM

Media release from Vifor Pharma: Patients and healthcare professionals will benefit from greater access to an innovative intravenous iron preparation that is cost effective and substantially faster to administer, with the listing of Ferinject® (ferric carboxymaltose) on the Hospital Medicines List for use in DHB Hospitals
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More scholarships for nurse graduates

Thursday 31 July 2014, 11:14AM

Media release from health minister Tony Ryall: The government is investing an extra $1.5 million to give 25 graduate nurses scholarships to work in general practices in some of New Zealand’s higher need communities next year
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Making sense of psychosis: Registration now open

Thursday 31 July 2014, 11:12AM

Media release from ISPS: Registration for the upcoming ISPS-NZ Making Sense of Psychosis Conference is now open!
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Plunket supports World Breastfeeding Week - in communities and online

Thursday 31 July 2014, 11:08AM

Media release from NZ Plunket: Plunket, New Zealand’s largest provider of services to support the well being of children under five, is proud to celebrate World Breastfeeding Week (Friday 1 August-7 August) in communities across the country, and on social media
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Petition generates progress for new nurses

Thursday 31 July 2014, 11:06AM

Media release from New Zealand Nurses Organisation: Last week the New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) launched a petition to get a nurse entry to practice (NEtP) programme for every new graduate nurse. This week, and more than 7,000 signatures later, we are very pleased to hear the Government’s announcement that they will fund 200 more NEtP places in 2015
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Prostate cancer education sessions aim to level the playing field

Thursday 31 July 2014, 10:05AM

Media release from Prostate Cancer Foundation of New Zealand: Men urged to increase their knowledge of prostate cancer, and to be prepared to speak up, in order to achieve parity with breast cancer awareness
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Collaborative mental health project cuts down ED visits

Thursday 31 July 2014, 09:41AM

Media release from East Tamaki Healthcare: A new primary car mental health project is making waves in Counties Manukau, reducing hospital emergency department (ED) presentations for high needs patients
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Waikato measles update

Wednesday 30 July 2014, 04:11PM

Media release from Waikato DHB: Waikato District Health Board’s public health unit Population Health has to date (30 July 2014) been notified of 116 confirmed measles cases, up two on last week
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200 more training places for graduate nurses

Wednesday 30 July 2014, 04:08PM

Media release from health minister Tony Ryall: Health minister Tony Ryall has announced the Government will fund up to 200 additional training places for nurse graduates next year
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Treatment a game changer for breast cancer

Wednesday 30 July 2014, 02:12PM

Media release from Breast Cancer Aotearoa Coalition: One Dose, One Time Early Stage Treatment - A Game Changer For Breast Cancer
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MDHB involved in enhanced recovery after surgery project

Wednesday 30 July 2014, 02:10PM

Media release from MidCentral District Health Board: MidCentral District Health Board, like other DHBs, is taking part in the national Enhanced Recovery after Surgery (ERAS) programme aimed at improving patient outcomes and recovery after orthopaedic surgery
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Southern DHB celebrates World Breastfeeding Week 1-7 August

Wednesday 30 July 2014, 12:18PM

Media release from Southern DHB: World Breastfeeding Week begins with the Big Latch On events around the Southern district on Friday 1 August, giving breastfeeding mothers, their partners, and whanau the chance to meet and share information. The Big Latch On will take place simultaneously around the globe at 10.30am to celebrate and normalise breastfeeding
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Gisborne has a second case of measles

Wednesday 30 July 2014, 11:59AM

Media release from Tairawhiti DHB: A second case of measles in Gisborne has been confirmed, says Dr Geoff Cramp Medical Officer of Health
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Pradaxa® now indicated and funded in NZ for the acute treatment of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism, and prevention of repeat blood clots

Wednesday 30 July 2014, 11:40AM

Media release from Boehringer Ingelheim: New indication brings DVT and PE patients a step closer to a simple treatment option that is as effective as warfarin with significantly lower rates of bleeding
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Alliances: Consensual relationships or forced marriages?...and more from New Zealand Doctor

Wednesday 30 July 2014, 11:36AM

The 30 July issue of New Zealand Doctor is out now
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