Treasury officials suggested halting the expansion of the national bowel screening programme as an option to keep Health Minister David Clark's Budget 2018 wish-list within the $750 million to $770 million range, newly released documents show.
The latest suicide statistics are the highest in a decade with calls being made for the Mental Health Inquiry to quickly deliver some solutions to reduce the tragic losses.
Health Minister David Clark called on health professionals to ensure Heather Simpson’s Health Review team hears “early” and “often” about the challenges they face.
Murders may no longer be detected after the national forensic pathology service is dismantled on October 1, pathologists say. By Simon Collins.
Former mental health commissioner and PeerZone director Mary O’Hagan believes that ‘Big Community’ not ‘Big Psychiatry’ is the way to address the mental health service crisis. Last month she presented her Wellbeing Manifesto to the Government Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction.
It’s estimated that fewer than 80% of Kiwis completed the 2018 Census in some areas. The lack of data could impact on healthcare for a generation – particularly Māori, say public health leaders and researchers. Jody Hopkinson talks to those who sounded a distress call prior to the census and are now left picking up the pieces of what some are describing as a preventable public policy ‘disaster’.
People will be able to change genders on their birth certificate by way of a statutory declaration, instead of needing confirmation by a judge, under a bill reported back to Parliament.
For the first time in a decade, a nationwide survey of Māori working in the health sector is underway. By Rebekah Fraser.
The new Federation of Primary Health Aotearoa New Zealand is yet to be launched but has already been approached by the Health & Disability Review’s leader, says the Federation’s inaugural chair.