Guiding principles for managing pressure injuries

The Herald's recent investigation into rest home care highlighted many cases involving pressure injuries. INsite invited the New Zealand Wound Care Society to share the best-practice principles for caregivers and clinical managers when it comes to managing pressure injuries.

Allied health potential ‘unlocked’ in South Island initiative

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.

Free online dementia education a hit with Kiwi health professionals

An online dementia education module has received positive feedback from health care professionals across the country since it was launched last year. Over 300 general practitioners, nurses and other health professionals completed the course...

Empowering staff through education and expectations

JUDE BARBACK talks to the team at Ultimate Care Group’s Bishop Selwyn care facility in Christchurch about how an initial bid to retain staff by implementing an education programme has now become a way of life, with staff pushing the bar higher.

ITOs partner with Iwi to increase career opportunities

Ten industry training organisations have signed an agreement with Waikato Tainui to further career opportunities for its people.

Disability not stopping Wellington Support Worker achieve her goals

Support worker Jenna Maguren shows that her disability isn't a barrier to getting trained and qualified in her role.

Aged Care Jobs – Why use a recruiter when you can apply direct?

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Pulse check: Bupa’s latest workforce development initiatives

INsite catches up with Bupa’s Managing Director Jan Adams to discuss ways that Bupa enables and empowers its staff to progress.

Aged care and home care sectors keen to improve workforce literacy

Calls for the Government to prioritise adult literacy have resonated with the aged care and community support sectors, which recognise numerous benefits of improving their workforce’s literacy skills. By REBEKAH FRASER.

Apprenticeship now recognised by Society of Diversional Therapists

The apprenticeship in Community Facilitation now meets the qualification and competency requirements for registration with the New Zealand Society of Diversional Therapists.


More than just a ‘pill for every ill’

Dr Tracy Chandler (a.k.a. Dr Wellness) says we need to move beyond the current ‘pill for every ill’ model of general practice to a more patient-centred integrative approach.


Sponsored: Why the mitochondria are becoming the next big health topic

Health consumers are increasingly aware of the importance of cellular dysfunction when it comes to healthy aging and managing health issues