St John launches Mental Health First Aid

Supplied Content Auckland, August 1, 2018 While most New Zealanders are comfortable openly discussing physical health, the stigma of talking about mental health remains. St John launches its Mental Health First Aid training course today to help reduce that gap. St John National Programme and Development Manager Gabrielle Wildbore said that developing Mental Health First Aid is a natural fit…

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Primary teachers and Principals plan full-day strike

RNZ Wellington, August 1, 2018 Primary teachers and principals have voted for full day strike action instead of a previously planned three-hour strike. Watch NZEI lead negotiator Louise Green on Morning Report: 16% pay hike demand The teachers’ union NZEI has been seeking an immediate 16% pay rise and improved working conditions since pay talks with the Ministry of Education…

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IT providers petition Privacy Commissioner on PHO

Breach of patient privacy alleged against ProCare Health Supplied Content A concern has been raised with the Office of the Privacy Commissioner about a potential privacy breach involving a large number of identifiable medical records. Four key New Zealand and Australasian healthcare IT players – HealthLink, Medtech Global Limited, My Practice and Best Practice Software New Zealand Ltd – are…

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Controversial Canadian speakers issued visas

Radio New Zealand Immigration New Zealand (INZ) has granted far-right activists Lauren Southern and Stefan Molyneux visas to visit New Zealand for public speaking events. The specific purpose work visa enables them to spend 10 days in New Zealand. Auckland Mayor Phil Goff has banned the right-wing pair from speaking at council venues, a decision being challenged in court by the Free Speech…

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