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Clinical Chief Advisor for primary health care appointed
Chief Medical Officer Dr Andrew Simpson is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Juliet Rumball-Smith, the Ministry’s new Clinical Chief Advisor with a focus on primary health care.
Change of timing for improvements to the National Cervical Screening Programme
The Ministry has announced changes in timing for upcoming improvements to the National Cervical Screening Programme (NCSP).
Ministry welcomes WHO physical activity plan
The Ministry and Sport New Zealand welcome the release of the Global Action Plan on Physical Activity, developed by the World Health Organization (WHO) to help increase the number of physically active people worldwide.
Nurse practitioners can now issue cremation certificates
New Zealand’s cremation regulations have been amended enabling nurse practitioners to complete cremation certification. The Ministry’s Chief Nursing Officer Dr Jill Clendon says the move shows how important nurse practitioners are to our health system.
Dunedin Hospital local advisory group making progress
Progress is being made by the Dunedin Hospital local advisory group on multiple fronts, including workforce accommodation and transport issues.