Ministry of Health newsletters

The Ministry publishes a range of regular newsletters.

Abortion services newsletter

Latest updates from the Abortion Services work programme.


COVID-19 key health messages

This newsletter provides approved key messages from the Ministry of Health.


COVID-19 message from the Director-General of Health

Latest COVID-19 updates to the health sector from Director-General of Health, Dr Ashley Bloomfield.


COVID-19: Vaccine updates for the health and disability sector

The COVID-19 Vaccine and Immunisation programme team provides regular updates to the health, disability and aged care sectors. These are primarily aimed at frontline staff.


Data & Digital update

Updates from the Data and Digital team at the Ministry of Health.


Disability Support Services newsletter

Latest updates for the health and disability sector on the work of Disability Support Services.


Grey Matter newsletter

Grey Matter is compiled by the Ministry of Health Library and provides access to a selection of the most recent NGO, Think Tank, and International Government reports that are relevant to the health context.


HealthCERT Bulletin

A quarterly newsletter that provides users and providers of certified health services with updates, research and information to help answer commonly asked questions.


Health Improvement and Innovation Digest

Health Improvement and Innovation Digest shares research that can help drive innovation and quality improvement.


Health Workforce update

Latest updates from Deputy Director-General Amy Wilson.


Hospitals and specialist care newsletter

Updates on key pieces of work across Planned Care, Unplanned (Acute) Care, Radiology and National Services.


Immunisation updates

Updates on immunsation matters.


Medicinal cannabis updates

Subscribe to receive updates from the Medicinal Cannabis Agency


Mental Health & Addiction update

The latest information on our work to implement the Government’s response to He Ara Oranga: The report of the Mental Health Inquiry and other priority projects.


National Asset Management Plan updates

Updates on the National Asset Management Plan project.


National Enrolment Service update

Updates on the National Enrolment Service transition and implementation.


New Zealand Health Survey updates

News and releases from the New Zealand Health survey team.


Nutrition and Physical Activity Knowledge Bulletin

This fortnightly email newsletter has a New Zealand focus and provides links to new research, evaluations, guidance, resources and upcoming events on the topics of nutrition, physical activity, obesity, sport and recreation in relation to health and wellbeing. Key international literature and guidance from similar jurisdictions is also featured.


Office of the Chief Nurse sector update

Easy access to information on nursing initiatives.


Primary Care Update

Updates providing information for general practices, primary health organisations (PHOs) and district health boards (DHBs).


Prescriber Update

Prescriber Update is written for healthcare professionals to provide information on safety concerns with medicines and medical devices.


Public Health Unit newsletter

Updates from the Ministry's Public Health Unit.


Screening Matters

Screening Matters is the on-line newsletter of the National Screening Unit.


Smokefree 2025 newsletter

This newsletter provides updates on progress towards Smokefree Aotearoa 2025.


Vaping Regulatory Authority updates

Subscribe to receive updates from the Vaping Regulatory Authority.


Well Child/Tamariki Ora updates

Updates from the Well Child/Tamariki Ora team.

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