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Study examines keys to success for contact tracing

Research examining the effectiveness of contact tracing systems in the hospitality sector has identified factors that influence buy-in from the public. Dr Raymond Xia, Associate Investigator of the collaborative study, says a key for restaurants,...

Te Rito Maioha welcomes new guidelines for child food safety

Te Rito Maioha (ECNZ) welcomes the Ministry of Health guidelines for child food safety provided as part of the Ministry of Education’s new requirements. “It is heartening to see the new guidelines provide guidance not just...

Timely decision on festival drug checking will save lives

The Drug Foundation is thrilled by Health Minister Andrew Little’s announcement providing legal certainty for drug checking happening at festivals this year. The proposed time-limited legislation will reduce the number of people needing medical...

Shirley Crawshaw takes over as PHARMAC’s medical director after COVID challenges in the UK

PHARMAC is pleased to announce that Dr Shirley Crawshaw has commenced her role in the senior leadership team of PHARMAC as the medical director. Dr Crawshaw (pictured above, with Dr Ken Clark), who was living...

PHARMAC funding resources to focus on medicines access equity

PHARMAC is pleased to announce the launch of He Ako Hiringa, a clinical education provider with the mandate to support primary care clinicians address medicines access equity. PHARMAC has funded education and resources to support...

‘No’ vote not a vote for inaction: decriminalisation urged

The cannabis referendum result was released today with 46.1% of New Zealanders voting in favour of legalisation, and 53.1% against. The gap will likely close to some degree when remaining votes are counted, but...

University researcher awarded fellowship to examine Māori experiences of pharmacist services

Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington researcher Nora Parore (Ngāti Whātua, Ngāpuhi) has received a Health Research Council (HRC) Clinical Research Training Fellowship to examine Māori experiences of pharmacists and the health system. The project, He...

Dodgy hips and knees among most common health insurance claims

The country’s biggest health insurer paid out nearly $1 billion worth of claims in the year to 30 June 2020 with New Zealanders’ hips and knees proving costly. Not-for-profit Southern Cross Health Insurance funded more...

Sarah Helm appointed as new Drug Foundation Executive Director

The Drug Foundation has announced the appointment of Sarah Helm (Kāi Tahu, pākeha) as its new Executive Director. “Sarah is a supremely talented leader, who joins us at a very exciting time. Sarah brings the...

Inaugural Chief Advisor Māori appointed to PHARMAC

A dedicated senior Māori leadership role has been created in PHARMAC demonstrating the strong commitment PHARMAC has to ensuring equitable health outcomes for Māori. “PHARMAC is committed to upholding the articles of te Tiriti o...

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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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