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30 July, 2015

$846,000 for more nurse practitioner trainees

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the Government is committing $846,000 to support an additional 20 nurse practitioner trainees in 2016.

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30 July, 2015

Mobile surgical services contract extended

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the renewal of the mobile surgical services contract will help ensure rural patients continue to receive the care they need.

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29 July, 2015

Clinicians asked to showcase IT ideas

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman is encouraging clinicians to submit their innovative ideas to improve health services.

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27 July, 2015

Improved access to up-to-date cancer info

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says a new national cancer information strategy will benefit patients, clinicians and researchers.

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27 July, 2015

Inspection of Waikato DHB’s mental health service

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says there will be an inspection of Waikato DHB’s mental health services.

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26 July, 2015

Minister seeks assurance following arrest

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says he is seeking assurance following the arrest of a person who has been employed until recently as a psychiatrist at Waikato DHB and is suspected to have carried out identity fraud.

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24 July, 2015

Better spinal injury outcomes goal of new policy

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman and ACC Minister Nikki Kaye have confirmed that from next month people who suffer spinal cord injuries will be taken straight to a specialist hospital if feasible, to maximise their long-term health and rehabilitation outcomes.

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23 July, 2015

Tool to help GPs diagnose & manage TIA/Strokes

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says an electronic decision support tool will help GPs improve the diagnosis and management of patients who have had a transient ischemic attack (TIA) or stroke.

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22 July, 2015

District Health Boards scoop IPANZ awards

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has congratulated the DHBs which have taken home half of the annual public service awards, including the prestigious Prime Minister's award.

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22 July, 2015

New guidance for prostate cancer care

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says new clinical guidance will help reduce the harm caused by unnecessary treatments for men with low-risk prostate cancer.

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21 July, 2015

Record 92% getting free B4 School Checks

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says a record 92% of eligible four-year-olds are receiving a free B4 School Check.

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15 July, 2015

An extra month to get free influenza vaccines

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the 2015 seasonal influenza immunisation programme will be extended from 31 July to the end of August.

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10 July, 2015

Speeding up medical certificates for beneficiaries

Health Minister Dr Jonathan Coleman and Social Development Minister Anne Tolley say GPs can now lodge work capacity medical certificates electronically, replacing time-consuming paper certificates.

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10 July, 2015

NZ looking forward to British & Irish Lions tour

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman welcomes the announcement of the All Blacks 2016/2017 home schedules – featuring a 10-match tour from the British & Irish Lions in 2017.

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7 July, 2015

Cancer Control NZ thanked for their work

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has thanked Cancer Control New Zealand for their work over the last ten years.

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7 July, 2015

Healthy Families NZ launched in Invercargill

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has welcomed the launch of Healthy Families Invercargill.

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6 July, 2015

Consultation on next steps for bowel screening programme

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the Government will be consulting with the health sector to inform the next steps towards the potential roll out of a national bowel screening programme.

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3 July, 2015

Diabetes strategy consultation draws to a close

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says work is progressing towards a long term strategy to help people living with diabetes better manage their health.

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2 July, 2015

Newborn hearing screening strengthened

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says newborn babies across New Zealand are now benefitting from an improved hearing screening programme as a result of the implementation of the 2013 review.

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1 July, 2015

Free GP visits & prescriptions for under 13s

From today all New Zealand children aged under 13 will be eligible to access free GP visits at any time of the day or night seven days a week, as well as free prescriptions.

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30 June, 2015

Economic benefits from Cricket World Cup

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce and Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman welcome a PwC report which confirms the positive economic impact of co-hosting the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015.

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29 June, 2015

It’s not too late to be immunised against the flu

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says there is still time for people to get vaccinated before the worst of the flu season arrives.

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26 June, 2015

New Auckland maternal mental health service

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman today officially opened a new maternal mental health respite and support service in Te Atatu South, Auckland.

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25 June, 2015

Significant drop in pneumococcal disease rates

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says since the pneumococcal vaccine was introduced in 2008 there have been approximately 600 fewer cases of invasive pneumococcal disease in children under five.

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23 June, 2015

New appointments to Sport New Zealand Board

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman has today announced two new appointments to the Sport New Zealand Board.

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23 June, 2015

Speech to the Perinatal and Maternal Mortality Review Committee, Te Papa, Wellington

This is my first key opportunity speaking to members of the maternity sector. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your commitment and dedication in providing important healthcare services to New Zealanders.

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22 June, 2015

Cancer Core named health volunteer of the year

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has announced that Cancer Core, a group of students from the University of Otago, is the overall winner of the 2015 Minister of Health Volunteer Awards.

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19 June, 2015

FIFA U20 World Cup draws to a close

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman says this weekend’s final of the FIFA Under-20 World Cup marks the end of a great three weeks of football.

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18 June, 2015

National telehealth service provider announced

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has announced that Homecare Medical is the preferred provider for the new national telehealth service.

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17 June, 2015

Commissioner appointed at Southern DHB

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has today written to Southern DHB dismissing all members of the Board and replacing it with a Commissioner.

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