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.
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. […]
The Ministry of Health (MOH) has published a draft Therapeutic Products Bill and is requesting feedback on the drastic changes projected for therapeutic products regulation.
On 13 February 2019, APEX attended a meeting at the Ministry of Health that had two major issues in focus.
Read guidance on Christmas Shutdowns here
A repository of relevant information on the use of technology, including personal mobile devices, in the workplace.
Health Workforce New Zealand (HWNZ) and APEX want to invest in New Zealand’s future health workforce.
Dr Deborah Powell, National Secretary of APEX,attended the 12th Australasian Allied Health Conference in Sydney in August 2017. Read her report from the conference below.
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 […]
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>
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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
Contact your APEX advocate if you require assistance.
Our psychologist delegate, Erwin Sonnendecker, sums up the annual delegates conference.
Introduction (Deborah.P) Industrial Trends (Deborah.P) Caring for No.1 (Deborah.P) The Role of AT&T in NZ’s Future Health Sector (Chai C) Adding Value in What We Do (Des.G) Allied Health (Martin C) Public Holidays (Luke C)
What to do when you can’t reasonably get to work.
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.
Dr Nigel Murry – vaccinantion policy 12-7-16 Dr Nigel Murray – vaccination policy 26apr16