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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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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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18 November, 2014

Dunne to attend high needs health care symposium in Washington DC

Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne heads for Washington DC today to attend the Commonwealth Fund’s 17th International Symposium on Health Care Policy.

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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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17 November, 2014

Antibiotic Awareness Week focus on correct use of antibiotics

Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne says Antibiotic Awareness Week is a chance for New Zealanders to contribute to the global fight against antimicrobial resistance.

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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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10 November, 2014

Speech - opening NZ Blood Service’s new centre, Christchurch

The redevelopment of Christchurch remains a priority for the Government. In particular, the Government is committed to re-establishing high quality health facilities, such as this new Christchurch Blood Centre.

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10 November, 2014

Minister opens new Christchurch blood centre

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman today officially opened the New Zealand Blood Service’s new state-of-the-art Christchurch Blood Centre.

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7 November, 2014

Project Energize delivers results for kids

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman today saw physical activity and nutrition programme Project Energize in action at Manaia View School in Northland.

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7 November, 2014

National Oral Health Day sees progress in children’s oral health

Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne, in marking National Oral Health Day today, says additional investment in child dental services has seen a major improvement in our children’s oral health, but there is more to do.

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7 November, 2014

Delivering better cancer care for Northlanders

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has today opened the Jim Carney Cancer Treatment Centre in Whangarei.

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6 November, 2014

Health Protection Bill passes first hurdle

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman welcomes the first reading of legislation to make sunbeds R18 and improve the management of serious infectious diseases.

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6 November, 2014

Options considered for DHB shared services programme

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the Government is considering options for moving to the implementation stage of the DHB shared services programme.

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5 November, 2014

Pharmac delivering more medicines for Kiwis

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says an additional 42,885 New Zealanders benefited from Pharmac’s decisions on funded medicines in 2013/14.

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4 November, 2014

Additional Ebola briefings for key hospital staff

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says a series of Ebola readiness briefings for key health sector staff in major metropolitan centres gets underway in Christchurch today.

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2 November, 2014

New alcohol moderation campaign launched

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman welcomes the Health Promotion Agency’s latest alcohol moderation campaign which launches tonight with a television campaign promoting water as a tool to pace your drinking.

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31 October, 2014

Minister welcomes new Rehabilitation Fellowship

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman welcomes the establishment of a new research health fellowship at Waikato DHB which will look at rehabilitation.

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31 October, 2014

Speech to NZ Emergency Departments Conference, Taupo

It is vital that patients are at the centre of our health system, and receive the healthcare they need. My predecessor the Honourable Tony Ryall, spoke at your last six conferences, and I know that a lot has changed in the past seven years.

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31 October, 2014

Opening Address to New Zealand Medicines Strategy Workshop, 31 October 2014

As you are all well aware, medicines play a central role in the health and independence of New Zealanders. Used in a safe and effective way, medicines can prevent ill health, treat illness, support self-management and enhance length and quality of life.

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30 October, 2014

National youth mental health unit underway

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman today turned the first sod at the site of the new $15.3 million national youth forensic mental health unit in Wellington.

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30 October, 2014

Opening Address to New Zealand Self Medication Industry Conference, 30 October 2014.

We are all aware that New Zealand has one of the best health systems in the world. We are also aware that despite this we are faced with increasing levels of chronic diseases caused by poor lifestyle choices as well as an ageing population. This is why the work and promotion of self-care to our populations is so important.

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29 October, 2014

Optimising the role of pharmacists

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has announced the formation of a new steering group to explore optimising the role pharmacists play in community health care.

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