Public health partnership for first housing WOF and app

Wellington's introducing a voluntary rental housing WOF, as well as a free app to let tenants check the quality of their house for themselves, reports New Zealand Herald. Check out the WOF standards below.

Bullying culture uncovered in Australasian emergency medical staff survey

A third of emergency medical physicians have experienced bullying in the workplace, a new Australasian survey has found.

Schools and primary health a major focus of mental health social investment proposals

The social investment mental health funding announced in the Budget is to be split between 17 initiatives and pilots.

NZ’s plan to beat antimicrobial resistance launched

Targeting inappropriate antibiotic prescribing and improving infection control are amongst the 18 action areas in the country's just launched Antimicrobial Resistance Action Plan.

Palliative care nurses back inquiry not calling for legalised assisted dying

Palliative Care Nurses New Zealand and Hospice NZ have welcomed the country's biggest ever inquiry into assisted dying not recommending legalising euthanasia.

Major inquiry on voluntary euthanasia does not recommend law change

The Health Select Committee has opted not to recommend legalising assisted dying following a two-year inquiry. Instead it has summarised the arguments for and against assisted dying after hearing from 1000 submitters, reports New Zealand Herald political reporter Isaac Davison.

Nurses’ union “alarmed” by DHB CEO resignation

The resignation of Capital & Coast DHB's chief executive has "alarmed" nurse' union NZNO who fear underfunding is behind her decision.

“Unsustainable” funding of rural emergency services to be reviewed

Reviewing funding of the rural PRIME emergency service - delivered by GPs, NPs and RNs - is to be part of a "new era" for the service says the Rural General Practice Network.

NZ health care system: 4th for performance & 8th for equity

The latest rankings of health care systems of 11 wealthy countries by the Commonwealth Fund puts New Zealand fourth for performance and 8th for equity

Call for no ‘bullying’ tactics with ‘vaccinate or mask’ policy

Nursing union NZNO is calling for no 'bullying tactics' by Waikato District Health Board as the board's 'vaccinate or mask' policy comes into effect with the declaring of the flu season.


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