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Category Archives: Hot Topics

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New APEX Flyer 2019

New APEX Flyer 2019

APEX is the specialist union for allied, scientific and technical health professionals. Check out our new flyer, explaining what APEX does, why join APEX, the professional groups represented and more. 

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Help us track the flu

The Ministry of Health is pleased to bring the online FluTracking initiative to Aotearoa New Zealand for the second year, tracking the flu so we can help you. FluTrackers are emailed a questionnaire each week that takes less than 10 seconds to complete, asking whether they’ve had a cough or fever during the past week. […]

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Bullying

Bullying

Bullying and unprofessional behaviour is an ongoing issue in the health sector. Work is ongoing with various stakeholders in addressing this. Review Worksafe New Zealand’s Best Practice Guidelines for preventing and responding to bullying in the workplace. For more information from Worksafe New Zealand on bullying, see the Worksafe New Zealand bullying prevention toolbox. View […]

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Incident Reporting System

Incident Reporting System

Incident reporting systems (IRS) are an important tool in the everyday working of the Health sector. They have the ability to influence patient care, the health and safety of employees, practises and policies. Read our report on the use of Incident Reporting Systems within DHBs here>

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Indemnity Insurance

A recent case involving a laboratory worker, reported in the New Zealand Herald, highlights the important role indemnity insurance can play for our members. Please contact NZMPI for further information about how to protect yourself. FREEPHONE : 0800 102 220 PHONE: (09) 526 0280 EMAIL: enquiries@nzmpi.co.nz

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Amalgamation with NZMLWU

See the link below for important information on APEX’s amalgamation with NZMLWU. APEX amalgamates with NZMLWU Letter to APEX members confirming amalgamation of NZMLW 9Jun2017-updated

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Investing in Health Employees’ Training

Thank you to delegates and members who offered feedback on the HWNZ proposal to revamp ‘post-entry- training funding in the Health Sector. You can view the HWNZ proposal and the APEX submission below. Investing in New Zealand’s future health workforce Investment Approach – APEX submission – 18 May 2017

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Is there a compromise Nigel? (July 2016)

Deborah Powell has written to Waikato DHB CEO Nigel Murray seeing if he is prepared to entertain another way; one that will improve relationships at Waikato DHB and lift vaccination rates at the same time. You can read Deborah’s letter here.