Health professionals from around the country are meeting today in Wellington, to talk about how the NZ health sector can respond to the challenges of climate change for health and healthcare services.
The Pacific Health Scholarships contribute to improving access to health services for Pacific peoples by assisting the development of the Pacific health and disability workforce. See the guidelines & apply here.
Taking time to talk and listen to patients to help prevent medication harm – such as the medicine ‘triple whammy’ putting thousands of Kiwis at risk of kidney damage – is the focus of Patient Safety Week.
A Tongan migrant who can empathise with homelessness and a US migrant who wants to create healthier and happier towns and cities are the country’s two new associate health ministers.
An Auckland University programme could be the answer to our rural doctor shortage.
"Red flag" meningitis symptoms reported by a 20-year-old student should have lead to better questioning by telephone triage nurses, says a Health and Disability Commissioner's report.
ED nurses transferring a 73-year-old patient to the wrong level ward under pressure to meet the six-hour ED target, is one of the care failures leading to a critical Health and Disability Commissioner's report.
JUDE BARBACK attends the Careerforce Workforce Development Conference this week and takes heart from the clear progress and direction that is being made year on year in raising the status of one of New Zealand's most under-valued workforces.
Editor JUDE BARBACK attends the inaugural Careerforce Workforce Development Conference Graduation and Awards Ceremony in Wellington.