Katoa, a new customised app, will make it easier for Pinnacle staff and the Midlands Health Network to learn and use Māori language, culture and customs in their day-to-day work. Katoa aims to support Pinnacle’s efforts to build a culturally aware health workforce across the network.
Yesterday the health minister announced a pay increase of 8 per cent on average for practice and community nurses and kaiāwhina. This is a start and some good news after 12 months of advocacy for pay parity for this workforce.
Pinnacle has sent an open letter to Paul Goulter and the New Zealand Nurses Organisation requesting stronger representation of primary care nurses working in general practice in Te Whatu Ora multi-employer collective agreement (MECA) bargaining negotiations.
Te Wiki Hauora Tāne (Men’s Health Week) runs from 13-19 June and is aimed at getting men to step back and think about their health. In this latest blog post, Jo Scott-Jones talks about the importance of taking the moment to check you're doing the right things for your own health, while looking after the health of others.