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20 August is “D-Day” for Vitamin D

NEWS: 15 Aug 2013, Falls

Tairawhiti District Health is promoting the benefits of Vitamin D for the elderly this month, calling 20 August “decision day” and asking older people to talk to their family doctors about Vitamin D supplements.

Whanganui DHB highlights the importance of Vitamin D

NEWS: 19 Apr 2013, Reducing Harm from Falls

As part of April Falls month, the Whanganui District Health Board (WDHB) is putting the spotlight on Vitamin D, how it can help to reduce harm from falls, what the risks are for those who don’t get enough and the best sources of Vitamin D.

Physios welcome falls prevention focus

NEWS: 4 Apr 2013, Reducing Harm from Falls

Media release from Physiotherapy New Zealand (PNZ), who are welcoming a national focus on falls prevention by the Health Quality & Safety Commission.

Focus on quality highlighted at GP symposium

NEWS: 3 Apr 2013

In this article from NZ Doctor, providing quality medical services is about focusing on value-based decision making and on what matters to patients, Professor Alan Merry has told GPs.

WDHB standing right behind April Falls campaign

NEWS: 3 Apr 2013, Reducing Harm from Falls

Preventing falls in the community and in hospital is everyone’s business. And that’s the message of the April Falls promotion getting underway today at Whanganui District Health Board (WDHB).

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Falls prevention is everyone's business

NEWS: 5 Apr 2013, Reducing Harm from Falls

The Health Quality & Safety Commission is supporting DHBs which have activities planned to highlight the harm caused by falls, as part of April Falls 2013.

Innovative IT solutions to improve health services

NEWS: 12 Nov 2012

Health Minister Tony Ryall is pleased to announce Dr Jo Scott-Jones, a GP from Opotiki and chair of the rural GP network, has won this year’s Clinicians’ Challenge with his entry to improve the delivery of health care in a rural environment.