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1 Jun 2009
Section 171 of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 (the Act) requires the Director-General of Health to review the operation of the Act three years after it has come into force. The Ministry of Health began the review in September 2007. The Ministry consulted responsible authorities,...

9 May 2009
This report summarises the key findings of the project to provide an indication of current problem gambling need in New Zealand. The overall objective of this project was to review, analyse and synthesise a range of component inputs which have either been completed or are currently being carried out by the...

2 Mar 2009
For a number of years there has been concern about the gap in second-level clinical support for registered nurses. A Nursing Advisory Committee was set up by the Ministry of Health to advise the Director General of Health on the clinical workforce to support registered nurses. Currently enrolled nurses and...

2 Apr 2009
This report outlines the development of primary health care nursing in New Zealand since the introduction of the Primary Health Care Strategy (PHCS) in 2001 (Minister of Health 2001). The report is part of the Evaluation of the Implementation and Intermediate Outcomes of the Primary Health Care Strategy...

2 Jan 2009
This report contains 14 recommendations to the Minister of Health, from the Working Group for Achieving Quality in Emergency Departments. This Working Group was established in 2008, with a membership consisting of emergency department experts, and has reached its conclusions while undertaking dialogue with the...

2 Nov 2008
The Healthy Eating, Healthy Action: Oranga Kai – Oranga Pumau, Progress on implementing the HEHA strategy 2008 document will inform a wide range of audiences - from the government and private sectors to the public in general - about Healthy Eating – Healthy Action (HEHA). The document defines what HEHA is...

2 Nov 2008
This report is the first stage of a wider project that aims to develop and implement a system that will provide the Ministry with a cost-effective way of purchasing hearing aids. It will also make access to hearing aids more affordable and equitable for people who need them. A project team of a procurement...

Sep 2011
These reports outline trends in teacher numbers, teacher loss rates and reasons for teacher losses. They are produced annually by the Demographic & Statistical Analysis Unit to assist in the Ministry's monitoring of teacher supply and give an indication of the stability of the teacher workforce and the state of...

26 May 2005
Mainstream Smoke Emissions from 'Roll-Your-Own' Loose Leaf Tobacco Sold in New Zealand analyses the smoke emissions from several ‘regular’ and ’mild’ brands of loose (Roll-Your-Own) tobacco available in New Zealand and one manufactured cigarette. The principal conclusions are that the RYO cigarettes...

2 Jul 2008
The Air Ambulance Reference Group (AARG) project was established to provide expert advice to the Minister for ACC and the Minister of Health on a framework for the provision of ‘air ambulance’ services for New Zealand that: is safe, sustainable, cost-effective, appropriate and efficient...

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