Minister of Health Dr David Clark says new regulations will allow local cultivation and manufacture of medicinal cannabis products that will potentially help ease the pain of thousands of people.
As many as 12,000 people will get training over the next four years in a major boost for those seeking help for mental health and addiction issues.
An independent Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission is a step closer after it unanimously passed its first vote in Parliament today.
The Government is asking the food industry to step up work to tackle obesity including reducing sugar, fat and salt in their products, better information for consumers, and tighter restrictions on advertising to children.
The Government has confirmed its third major mental health facility upgrade since the Budget, this time at Palmerston North Hospital.
New Zealand’s more than 1000 paramedics are to have their role as key frontline health professionals formally recognised and regulated in the same way as doctors and nurses, Health Minister David Clark says.
Health Minister David Clark has announced further progress on expanding access to free mental health services for New Zealanders.
Associate Minister of Health Julie Anne Genter says trained pharmacist vaccinators in approximately 450 pharmacies across New Zealand will soon be able to deliver MMR vaccinations to people aged 16 and over, as the latest step in the Government’s plan to stop the measles outbreak and improve the immunity of New Zealanders.
The Government will create a standalone Crown entity to regulate drinking water in New Zealand. This decision by Cabinet signals the Government’s determination that the new regulator responsible for ensuring supplies of safe, clean drinking water for all New Zealand households and communities should operate with a high level of independence.
Babies in Auckland aged six months and over can receive a free vaccination and children will all have access to vaccines, Associate Minister of Health Julie Anne Genter announced today at Papatoetoe High School.