The College of Midwives met with the Ministry of Health this week as it continues to pursue pay equity after recognition that self-employed midwives’ income should at least double.
The midwifery union MERAS is urging its members to reject the DHBs pay offer as it fails to recognise their base claim for a pay differential over nurses.
The community as a whole needs a rethink on the way alcohol and drugs are used to address the mental health crisis gripping Whanganui.
A new law could strip judges of the power to decide on anything less than jail time for people who attack paramedics and other first responders.
In the 1890s New Zealand women not only took great strides by gaining the vote but also started making their mark on the country’s health services. Health Central looks at the remarkable group of pioneering women doctors, nurse leaders and health reformers who graduated or rose to prominence in that heady decade.
Nominations are being sought for a new scholarship awards to help grow and develop the Māori allied health professional workforce including supporting kaupapa Māori approaches.
A breakaway ‘junior doctors’ union are negotiating a new agreement with district health boards arguing that new hospital rosters are not safer and reduce crucial training time.
Plans to launch New Zealand’s first new physiotherapy school in 45 years are being welcomed by Physiotherapy New Zealand to help ease the national shortage of physiotherapists.