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Aiming for a Bigger Latch On

Published: Fri 19 Jul 2019 10:56 AM
Mothers leaving Northland DHB hospitals have an impressive 94.5 percent exclusive breastfeeding rate thanks to the support of the midwifery, nursing staff, lead maternity carers and lactation consultants working hard to give them the best start possible. Read more...

Practical Alternatives to Self-Harm

Published: Thu 18 Jul 2019 04:54 PM
An evidence based approach on how to respond effectively to youth and adults who are engaging in non-suicidal self-harm. Read more...

Skills for working with BPD: an introduction to STEPPS

Published: Thu 18 Jul 2019 04:54 PM
Diane Clare will provide attendees with practical skills for working with those with emotional intensity difficulties and introduce participants to the STEPPS approach (Systems Training in Emotional Predictability & Problem Solving). Read more...

The time for alcohol law reform is now

Published: Thu 18 Jul 2019 02:23 PM
The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) tautoko The New Zealand Medical Journal’s call for the strengthening of alcohol regulations to reduce the negative impact of alcohol on New Zealanders’ mental health and wellbeing. Read more...

Resident Guide piloted at Wellington Hospital

Published: Thu 18 Jul 2019 09:52 AM
The six-month pilot beings in mid-August and involves all Resident Medical Officers at Wellington Hospital. Read more...

Health insurer launches a NZ first wellness program

Published: Thu 18 Jul 2019 09:19 AM
In another New Zealand first, specialist not-for-profit health insurer Accuro has launched a free wellbeing programme to all of its 30,000 members. The Accuro Health Hub gives each member access to support, information and resources to improve their ... Read more...

People with disability call for end to violence and neglect

Published: Thu 18 Jul 2019 08:12 AM
Violence and neglect against people with disability is a national crisis and must be addressed urgently by all levels of government and disability services. Read more...

NZMA alarmed at lack of clinical training on sore throats

Published: Wed 17 Jul 2019 01:33 PM
Patient diagnoses are not a simple matter. What may present as a straightforward sore throat and upper respiratory tract infection, and approximately 80% are, can be a symptom of a more serious illness such as flu, bronchitis, pneumonia and glandular ... Read more...

Mosque Attack Survivors urged to access counselling

Published: Wed 17 Jul 2019 11:43 AM
With the distribution of $13.2 million in donations to the survivors of the Christchurch mosque attacks completed in June, Victim Support is working with the Canterbury District Health Board (DHB), local General Practice teams, and local counselling agencies ... Read more...

NZ’s aged care sector to gain from cardiovascular reseearch

Published: Wed 17 Jul 2019 11:39 AM
NZ’s aged care sector to gain from new cardiovascular research focus Raising the standard of cardiovascular care in New Zealand’s retirement sector, is the focus of a New Zealand first, joint initiative between Ryman Healthcare, The Heart Foundation ... Read more...
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