Opinion

Submission on the Review of the New Zealand Health and Disability System

Recommendations 1. Health research be enshrined as a key enabler of the best possible health outcomes in any redesign of New Zealand’s health and disability system. 2. The agencies responsible for implementing the New Zealand Health Research Strategy (Ministry of Health, MBIE and the Ministry of Health) be required and fully resourced to enable them…

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Submission on the Medical Council of New Zealand draft statement on informed consent

New Zealanders for Health Research (NZHR) was established in November 2015 to bring about increased investment in health research from government, industry and philanthropy. One of our areas of focus has been to increase investment in and the number of clinical trials being undertaken in New Zealand. In summary, NZHR’s submission is that participation in…

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NZHR “Health and Prosperity through Clinical Trials Workshop” Presentations

Welcome – Chris Higgins Clinical Trials yesterday today and tomorrow – Chris Higgins The Benefits of Clinical Research – Michelle Sullivan Health and Prosperity through Clinical Trials – Mike Williams Strategic Refresh – Lucy Pomeroy New Zealand Health Research Strategy – Nic Aagaard Clinical Trials: measuring trends and progress – Chris Higgins ANZCTR Presentation –…

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Media Release: Mental Health and Addictions Report: research funding woefully inadequate

Health research advocate, New Zealanders for Health Research (NZHR), welcomes the Mental Health and Addictions report but says that research funding is woefully inadequate. NZHR Chief Executive, Chris Higgins, said that according to the report public spending on mental health and addiction services in the last year amounted to $1.4b “The report also indicates that…

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