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  1. Designated Auditing Agency Handbook.

    Designated Auditing Agency Handbook

    15 May 2019

    This handbook gives the Ministry of Health's requirements of designated auditing agencies (DAAs) for auditing and audit reporting for the certification of health care services under the Health and Disability Services (Safety) Act 2001. The handbook also gives providers of health care services a guide to specific requirements for various types of audits. It was revised in 2019.

  2. Māori Provider Development Scheme 2019/20: Purchasing intentions.

    Māori Provider Development Scheme (MPDS) 2019/20: Purchasing intentions

    13 May 2019

    The Māori Provider Development Scheme 2019/20: Purchasing intentions guide the Ministry of Health and district health boards (DHBs) during the funding round for 2019/20

  3. National SUDI Prevention Programme: Needs Assessment and Care Planning Guide.

    National SUDI Prevention Programme: Needs Assessment and Care Planning Guide

    08 May 2019

    The Assessment and Planning Guide is intended to inform the ongoing development and implementation of best-practice processes by providing health professionals with strategies to assess the care, support and health needs of whānau from which a care plan can be developed for SUDI (sudden unexpected death in infancy) prevention.   

  4. National SUDI Prevention Programme: National Safe Sleep Device Quality Specification Guidelines.

    National SUDI Prevention Programme: National Safe Sleep Device Quality Specification Guidelines

    08 May 2019

    The Quality Guidelines focus on safe sleep device (SSD) safety requirements which together with key modifiable SUDI (current sudden unexpected death in infancy) risk factors, will protect infants from harm during sleep. They set out minimum levels of product specifications to ensure SSD are fit for purpose, safe and reliable. 

  5. Medication Guidelines for the Home and Community Support Services Sector.

    Medication Guidelines for the Home and Community Support Services Sector

    07 May 2019

    This publication aims to guide home and community support service providers in providing medication support for people at home.

  6. Handbook for Preparing a Water Safety Plan.

    Handbook for Preparing a Water Safety Plan

    01 May 2019

    A water safety plan is essential to the good management of a drinking-water supply. The Handbook for Preparing a Water Safety Plan is designed to be used alongside the New Zealand Drinking-water Safety Plan Framework and provides additional guidance and information

  7. Code of Practice for Nuclear Medicine.

    Code of Practice for Nuclear Medicine

    19 April 2019

    This code applies to all activities associated with the administration of unsealed radiopharmaceuticals to patients to diagnose or treat disease, or for clinical or pre-clinical research. These activities include, but are not limited to, the practices of nuclear medicine, positron emission tomography, in vivo diagnostics and sentinel node biopsy procedures that use radiopharmaceuticals.

  8. Code of Practice for the Safe Transport of Radioactive Material.

    Code of Practice for the Safe Transport of Radioactive Material

    19 April 2019

    This code applies to all activities associated with the administration of unsealed radiopharmaceuticals to patients to diagnose or treat disease, or for clinical or pre-clinical research. This includes, but is not limited to, the practices of nuclear medicine, positron emission tomography, in vivo diagnostics and sentinel node biopsy procedures that use radiopharmaceuticals.

  9. Independent Assurance Review for the NBSP.

    Independent Assurance Review for the NBSP six-month report to February 2019

    11 April 2019

    On 8 August 2018, the Ministry of Health published an independent review endorsing the continued roll-out of National Bowel Screening Programme, with some improvements. The Ministry committed to publishing its progress to meet the 19 wide-ranging recommendations to support continued improvement. This is the six-month report to February 2019.

  10. Report on Maternity 2017.

    Report on Maternity 2017

    11 April 2019

    The Report on Maternity 2017 provides health statistics about women giving birth, their pregnancy and childbirth experience and the characteristics of live-born babies in New Zealand. The focus is on births in 2017.

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