The Court of Appeal has rejected a DHB appeal so Timaru anaesthetic technicians will now be paid the minimum wage while on-call duty.
Unlocking the potential of the allied health workforce and improving patient care delivery will be helped by the accreditation of New Zealand’s first Calderdale Framework practitioners, believes the South Island Alliance.
Pay equity, a national nursing model of care, training for all charge nurse managers, boosting the Māori nursing numbers, and safe staffing are all part of a new NZNO action plan for nursing.
The ageing GP workforce trend may be slowing but more than a quarter of GPs are looking to retire in the next five years, according to 2017 GP workforce survey.
Community support worker Sandra Rawenata is on $20 an hour after working with people experiencing mental health challenges for 18 years. To mark International Women’s Day this week, the Council of Trade Unions interviewed Sandra and contributed this article to Health Central on the personal impact to women like Sandra of unequal pay.
The mental health system is under pressure, the workforce showing signs of strain and a broader approach is needed to meet unmet needs, says a major mental health stocktake by the Mental Health Commissioner.