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New economic research shows wellbeing is worth small business investment

Xero, the global small business platform, is asking Kiwi small business owners to consider their wellbeing approach and policies following new research that demonstrates the significant financial benefits of wellbeing initiatives. Commissioned by Xero and...

Inequities in maternity services same as 22 years ago

Concerns raised more than 20 years ago about inequities in New Zealand’s maternity services have still not being addressed, a new University of Otago study shows. The study, published recently in the international journal...

Digital patient notes switch for private healthcare network

Southern Cross Healthcare has completed the rollout of an electronic clinical notes solution across its hospital network, moving the organisation one step closer to its goal of having a paperless patient record by the...

Honest answers, clear communication valued by pregnant patients

Clear, honest communication and a good rapport with doctors are key factors in the high levels of satisfaction reported by patients with high-risk pregnancies following consultation with specialist obstetricians, researchers at the University of...

Apprentices tackle the world of stigma, discrimination and harm reduction

Industry training organisation for the health and wellbeing sector, Careerforce, has taken on the challenge of supporting workers in this specific sector, via apprenticeships. The marginalised and isolated community of drug users face stigma and...

Children on the autism spectrum and their whānau sought for study

Wellington whānau of children aged 12–54 months on the autism spectrum are being encouraged to be part of a New Zealand-first clinical study. “Most studies using the Early Start Denver Model (ESDM) to support children...

International HIV research to improve sexual and reproductive health of indigenous women and girls

A new international collaboration investigating the sexual and reproductive health of indigenous women living with HIV will share and build upon New Zealand learnings for the “next pandemic”, says a participating researcher at Te Herenga...

October confirmed for medicinal cannabis summit

Following the success of New Zealand’s first medicinal cannabis summit last year, organisers have confirmed MedCan 2021 will take place in Auckland on 12 and 13 October. 2021 marks a significant year for the country’s newest sector,...

Red Cross appeals for Kiwis to help us get ready for disasters

We know emergencies can happen anywhere and at any time. Our communities are often hit hard by the consequences – people are impacted, perhaps homes, schools or workplaces are damaged, access and transportation disrupted,...

Stepping up for people with dementia

Dementia Auckland has made the difficult decision to cancel its Steps for Dementia 5km fundraiser walk on Sunday 14 March due to the latest Level 3 lockdown. This means the organisation has now been unable...

DR WELLNESS

Opinion: Dr Tracey Chandler – Health pregnancy optimisation tips (for you,...

Whilst pregnancy is an exciting time for most, it does take some planning to keep both you and baby well. Ideally you would see...

Opinion: Hope is the key

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Psychological support for the wellbeing of Frontline healthcare workers during the...

Sponsored article chnnl (pronounced channel), an app which anonymously tracks employee mental wellbeing, is helping healthcare providers across New Zealand provide psychological support for the...
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