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18 December, 2014

Scheme to fill hard-to-staff health jobs working

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says a scheme to fill hard-to-staff health roles is making a real difference to the career choices of graduating health professionals.

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17 December, 2014

New gestational diabetes guidelines published

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says all pregnant women will be routinely screened for diabetes as part of new national guidelines.

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16 December, 2014

New Health Minister visits all 20 DHBs

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says today’s visit to South Canterbury DHB marks the end of a 20 DHB tour to engage with the health sector.

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12 December, 2014

Minister congratulates Rugby Awards winners

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman paid tribute last night to New Zealand’s top rugby players and administrators at the annual New Zealand Rugby Union awards.

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11 December, 2014

Supporting NZ’s high performance athletes

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman welcomes High Performance Sport New Zealand’s investment in national sport organisations for the next financial year.

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10 December, 2014

Graduate nurses finding jobs sooner

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says more graduate nurses are obtaining jobs sooner as a result of the nationwide recruitment system.

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9 December, 2014

New cancer plan to ensure better, faster care

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has today launched a national three year Cancer Plan at Wellington Hospital.

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8 December, 2014

Youth addiction services access hits target

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says young people are now able to access specialist help for alcohol and drug problems more quickly.

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7 December, 2014

Initial registrations close for Ebola deployment

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says 82 New Zealanders have registered their interest in joining the international fight against Ebola.

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5 December, 2014

Short films to raise rheumatic fever awareness

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman and Pacific Peoples Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga say a collection of short films will help raise awareness about rheumatic fever.

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4 December, 2014

Match-fixing Bill passes third reading

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman welcomes the passing of the Crimes (Match-fixing) Amendment Bill in Parliament today.

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4 December, 2014

Improved access to mental health services

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the latest report on mental health services in New Zealand shows improvements in access to care.

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3 December, 2014

Celebrating New Zealand’s sports volunteers

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman says it is important to recognise the role of sports volunteers as part of celebrating International Volunteer Day on Friday.

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27 November, 2014

Address to the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists Annual Conference

As I have travelled around the DHBs one thing that has really struck me is that although the hospital buildings are on the same sites to when I was a doctor – the actual health system, what’s going on inside these buildings and what is increasingly happening out in the community, is very different.

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27 November, 2014

Record Māori health student scholarships

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says a record 728 students received a Hauora Māori scholarship award this year, the highest number since the scholarship fund began in 2000.

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26 November, 2014

New cancer fund boosts local services

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says new initiatives under the Cancer Service Improvement Fund are delivering better, faster cancer treatment.

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25 November, 2014

ED wait times – best winter result to date

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the latest National Health Target results show that over the busy winter months people were treated more quickly in emergency departments across the country than in previous years.

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24 November, 2014

DHBs roll out new national maternity IT system

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has welcomed the rollout of a new national IT system aimed at improving the quality of maternity care for women and their babies.

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23 November, 2014

Health professionals keen to join Ebola fight

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says there has been a high level of interest from New Zealand health professionals wanting to join international efforts to combat the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

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21 November, 2014

Minister congratulates sports media winners

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman paid tribute last night to the country’s top sports journalists, broadcasters and photographers at the annual Sir Terry McLean National Sports Journalism Awards.

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20 November, 2014

Medicine regulation upgrade planned

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the Government will upgrade New Zealand’s therapeutic products regulation following the decision not to proceed with a joint regulator with Australia.

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20 November, 2014

Joint statement by Hon Peter Dutton MP, Minister for Health for Australia, and Hon Dr Jonathan Coleman, Minister of Health for New Zealand, regarding ANZTPA

The Hon Peter Dutton MP, Minister for Health for Australia, and the Hon Dr Jonathan Coleman, Minister of Health for New Zealand, today announced their governments’ agreement to cease efforts to establish a joint therapeutic products regulator, the Australia New Zealand Therapeutic Products Agency (ANZTPA).

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20 November, 2014

Next steps in implementing DHB shared services programme

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the Government has agreed to explore a proposal put forward by DHBs to move implementation of the shared services programme to a DHB-owned vehicle.

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19 November, 2014

Nurse's IT innovation improves arthritis care

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says an innovative IT programme is enabling arthritis patients at the Hutt Valley DHB to self-monitor in the community, freeing up hospital resources for the sickest patients.

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17 November, 2014

NZ steps up support for fight against Ebola

Health Minister Dr Jonathan Coleman and Foreign Minister Murray McCully have outlined further support from New Zealand to help combat the spread of Ebola.

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14 November, 2014

More screening & resources to combat diabetes

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says more Kiwis are being screened for diabetes, and more support is being offered to those living with the condition.

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13 November, 2014

Cross-agency Ebola exercise a success

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says New Zealand is prepared to respond to a range of potential scenarios involving Ebola, with a table-top exercise held in Wellington today as part of ongoing readiness activities.

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12 November, 2014

Innovative eHealth idea wins $10,000

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has congratulated the winner of a challenge to find innovative IT ideas to improve health services.

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11 November, 2014

Speech to Health Informatics NZ Conference

Thank you to Liz Schoff, HiNZ Board Chair, for the invitation to speak to you all today.

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11 November, 2014

Strategic approach to health workforce planning

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says new Health Workforce New Zealand reports show New Zealand has a sound strategy in place on workforce planning.

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