New heart of Christchurch health sector blessed

Health students, researchers and educators will soon start using a new joint post-quake facility to boost health training and research collaboration in Christchurch.

Backing passion with on-the-job training

The desire to give top quality care motivated Bronwyn Pickery to pursue a career as a healthcare assistant supported by on-the-job training.

Allied Health team amongst IT Awards finalists

A Canterbury team working on an innovative IT solution for the allied health workforce is amongst the three finalists for this year’s Excellence in Digital Health award.

Extra detox bed welcomed, but not the only answer

A $16.7m funding grant to boost the number of Auckland detox beds from 20 to 30 is welcomed by drug and alcohol practitioners but they says beds are only part of the answer.

Navigating the New Zealand health sector

Do you know your HPCA from your HPDT? Dr Jonathan Coates, a health law specialist at Claro, helps guide health professionals through the complexities of the New Zealand health sector including its many acronyms.

Investing in cleaning staff worth it

Providers are increasingly recognising the importance of a trained cleaning staff.

Health law: Informed consent – something every single health professional needs to know

Dr Jonathan Coates, a health law specialist at Claro, starts the first of a short series on health law essentials for health professionals. Opening with the importance of informed consent.

Workplace collective initiative helps “share the load”

A new joint workplace collective initiative allows facilities to run joint training sessions so they can tap into each other's skills, experience and knowledge in order to collectively lift the bar for providing quality aged care.

Kaiāwhina Workforce Action Plan reaches halfway point

As the five-year Kaiāwhina Workforce Action Plan reaches the halfway point, Careerforce reflects on the progress made so far.

New training initiative to help build a stronger palliative care workforce

A new partnership between Careerforce and Hospice New Zealand has seen the development of a fit-for-purpose assessment package to help support and build a strong palliative care workforce.
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