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Issue: October 2018


Kotahi te Tīma is the Ministry of Health’s monthly update for stakeholders covering our work programme, latest news and resources.


Changes to Ministry second-tier structure confirmed

On 1 October, Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield confirmed changes to the Ministry’s second-tier structure. This followed a three week consultation period with Ministry staff.

The new structure, along with the changes to the way the Ministry works, is intended to ensure we can successfully deliver on the Government’s priorities for health and disability support services and our sector leadership role.

Both the structure and the operating model will help to ensure that the Ministry’s work programme is well led and governed. The changes will take effect from 15 October.

More information can be found on the Ministry's website: Ministry second-tier changes update


‘Let nature in’ this Mental Health Awareness Week

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week 2018. This year's focus is on the benefit of getting out and about in nature to strengthen wellbeing. Mental Health Awareness Week underscores the importance of making mental health and wellbeing part of everyday conversations.

Improving mental health is a key health priority, and discussing mental wellness is one way we can all help achieve this. So let's empower everyone to talk about mental health.

You can find out more about Mental Health Awareness Week and download resources on the Mental Health Foundation website.


Air ambulance helicopter service update

An important step has been achieved in a 10-year modernisation programme for New Zealand's air ambulance helicopter service, with new provider arrangements in place for the North Island: Designing a new model for air ambulance helicopter services.

The two trusts in the Northern region (Auckland and Northland) have formed a joint venture to provide one consolidated service across the region. The rest of the North Island is being serviced by the newly formed Central Air Ambulance Rescue Limited (CAARL), a joint venture between five trusts.

The National Ambulance Sector office (NASO) says good progress is being made in the South Island, with an announcement due in the coming days.


Latest news on our website

Architecture and standards working groups update

Mana Whaikaha launches

Marking 60 years of 111


Latest publications and resources

Suicide Facts: Data tables 1996−2015

New Zealand Antimicrobial Resistance Action Plan: Year one progress report

Surgical Mesh Registry: Cost Benefit Analysis

Prescriber Update – Medsafe's newsletter about medicine and medical device safety


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