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Clinical IT leaders create national network

A group of Kiwi clinicians with a passion for technology driving changes in health care have created a Clinical Informatics Leadership Network for New Zealand. The group wants to increase the number of nurse members to ensure it is an inclusive multi-disciplinary network.

Lobbying to begin soon after primary health nurses accept 4% pay increase

The four per cent pay deal backed by the majority of primary health care nurses has disappointed some but lobbying for funding for pay parity is due to start next month.

Calling Kiwi nurses to join the World Health Assembly 2019

Young New Zealand nurses can apply to be one of 30 nurses around the world selected to attend the World Health Assembly 2019.

“Aged care under-staffing is hurting everyone” – summit

Unions are calling for a review of staffing standards in residential aged care - and for new and better standards to be made mandatory.

Nursing sector optimistic at Ministry support for upcoming Nurse Practitioner conference

The Government's support for the Nurse Practitioners New Zealand (NPNZ) conference suggests things could be moving on from older ways of doing things in New Zealand healthcare.

Nurses celebrate collective action on International Women’s Day

Today is International Women’s Day, and the New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) says Kiwi women have much to celebrate in what they have achieved collectively.

Voting begins at last on primary health nursing MECA

Online voting got underway this week by more than 3000 primary health nurses and administrators on a one year pay deal that falls short of their public hospital colleagues.

Opinion: Erin Meads – primary care nursing invisible for too long

Some general practice websites don’t even mention their nursing staff – others share only their first names. Erin Meads argues that 2019 is the year for primary care nursing to become more visible and its value given greater recognition.

Virtual patients – using holograms as a teaching tool

A life-size hologram helped first year Otago Polytechnic nursing students hone their clinical reasoning skills. Dr Liz Ditzel and Emma Collins report on their trial of using a virtual reality app.

The benefits and risks of antiepileptic medicines during pregnancy

Dr Nick Kendall, Treatment Safety Manager at ACC, discusses the considerations required for women who take antiepileptic medicines during pregnancy.

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