News bulletin 10 May 2017

on 10 May

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No. 347, 10 May 2017


New nurses from Ara snap up the jobs
Ara Institute of Canterbury-trained nurses are in demand. Nursing graduates who completed their studies in November 2016 at Ara have achieved the top employment rates for nursing graduates in New Zealand with 94.5% employed as registered nurses. The national average was 73.3%.
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New regional director of nursing provides strategic vision across top of the south
Nurses will be better supported following the creation of a new role that will strengthen services across Nelson and Marlborough.
Christine Andrews has been appointed the new regional director of primary health nursing. She said the new role would provide strong leadership for nurses across the top of the south.
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Maori nursing graduates living their dream
''Mum you don't want to be a receptionist forever'' and ''give me three years, and I will give you a life'' are words that inspired Narelle Newdick to pursue a career in nursing.
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Over 6,900 more doctors and nurses in our hospitals
Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says a record number of doctors and nurses are working in DHBs across the country."Our dedicated health workforce is making a difference to the lives of New Zealanders. More doctors and nurses in our DHBs means faster treatment and better experiences for patients and their families," says Dr Coleman.
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Young people needed to combat health and wellbeing sector skills shortage
New Zealand’s health and wellbeing sector needs an injection of younger workers to combat an imminent skills shortage, according to a new report by a leading economic research agency.
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Project to reduce Māori hospitalisation rates – says new CE
The Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ is delighted to announce Letitia O’Dwyer as its newly appointed Chief Executive.
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Canterbury DHB hits hand hygiene milestone
Canterbury District Health Board is improving its hand hygiene performance, recording its highest score yet in the latest Hand Hygiene New Zealand report.
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Coleman: new approach to tackle mental health system challenges
Dr Jonathan Coleman still carries a key from his time as a medical student at Kingseat Hospital, as "a reminder of how things used to be".
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More mental health spending in Budget 2017: Jonathan Coleman
This month's Budget will include more money for mental health and addiction services as Health Minister Dr Jonathan Coleman admits "more needs to be done".
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Government announces $60 million Pharmac funding for drugs in Budget
An extra $60 million to fund new medicines, will allow drug purchaser Pharmac to widen the cache of treatments available for lung cancer and HIV sufferers. 
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New guide for GPs on portal access to young people’s health information
The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners has produced a guide for general practice on the often complex issue of access to young people’s health information via patient portals.
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Nurse-led education improves HbA1c in type 2 diabetes
An Australian study shows that nurse-led education interventions are successful in improving diabetes control in patients with type 2 diabetes.
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Developing Resilience
Overcoming and Growing From SetbacksIn this article, we'll examine resilience: what it is, why we need it, and how to develop it; so that we have the strength and fortitude to overcome adversity, and to keep on moving forward towards our dreams and our goals.
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Describing the implementation of an innovative intervention and evaluating its effectiveness in increasing research capacity of advanced clinical nurses: using the consolidated framework for implementation research
BMC Nursing BMC series – open, inclusive and trusted 201716:21
Despite advanced nursing roles having a research competency, participation in research is low. There are many barriers to participation in research and few interventions have been developed to address these. This paper aims to describe the implementation of an intervention to increase research participation in advanced clinical nursing roles and evaluate its effectiveness.
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The above information has been collated for the College of Nurses Aotearoa (NZ) Inc by Linda Stopforth, SNIPS and is provided on a weekly basis.  It is current as at Tuesday 9 May 2017

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