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NZ Child Health Nursing Knowledge and Skills Framework

The Child Health Nursing Knowledge and Skills Framework has been developed to describe the generic capabilities nurses need to deliver quality care to children and their families/whānau.

The Framework was developed by the NZNO College of Child and Youth Nurses (CCYN)

National Youth Health Nursing Knowledge and Skills Framework 2014

Maureen Morris, chair of the Consortium, congratulates the National Youth Health Nurses Reference Group, Society of Youth Health Professionals Aotearoa New Zealand, and the Auckland School Nurses Group on receiving a five year endorsement for their knowledge and skills framework until May 2019.

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Newborn Pre-enrolment Toolkit

The Newborn Pre-enrolment Toolkit and the instructional video are now available on the Ministry of Health's Website. The toolkit and video provide:

  • information about the Preliminary Newborn Enrolment policy aims and rationale
  • a step-by-step guide on the preliminary newborn enrolment process
  • an algorithm for newborn pre-enrolment
  • the newborn pre-enrolment business rules
  • frequently asked questions
  • sample letters and instructions on how the newborn pre-enrolment code will operate in the various practice management systems.

Visit the Newborn enrolment with General practices page on the Ministry of Health website.


Well Child/Tamariki Ora Atlas

A new online tool produced by the Health Quality & Safety Commission gives New Zealanders a clearer overview of how early childhood health services work for children and their families. Using data supplied by the Ministry of Health, the Commission has developed a Well Child/Tamariki Ora domain for its Atlas of Healthcare Variation.

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Team Around the Child (TAC) Bulletin

This is a UK Newsletter supporting those working with children who have disabilities and their families, with links to professional development opportunities and resources.

Office of the Chief Nursing Officer Newsletters

Well Child/Tamariki Ora South Island Improvement Project Newsletter

The South Island Well Child Tamariki Ora Quality Improvement Project issues quarterly newsletters. The Project is run by the South Island Alliance of the 5 District Health Boards covering the South Island. The Project aims to enhance and support the national WCTO programme. The newsletters aim to update readers on the latest news and information from the sector. Read the newsletter

Paediatric Vaccines Research Review

This Review features key medical articles from global paediatrics and infectious disease journals with commentary from Dr Nikki Turner and Dr Helen Petousis-Harris. The Review covers topics such as polio vaccine, paediatric immunisation schedule, national immunisation programme, pre-exposure prophylaxis, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, vaccine immunogenicity and vaccine safety. Read the reasearch review

Screening Matters - Newsletter of the National Screening Unit

Child Health Research Review

This Review features key medical articles from global paediatric journals with commentry from Assoc Professor (Hon) Craig Jefferies, Dr Helen Evans and Dr Jonathon Bishop. The Review covers topics such as paediatric endocrinology, nephrology, pharmacology, fractures, immunology, adolescent health, and paediatric neuropsychology.Research Review publications are free to receive for all NZ health professionals.

  • Sign up to receive the publication on a regular basis
  • View back issues of Child Health Research Review publications.

Also below are reviews of recent international medical conferences, new medicines, speaker events and other relevant publications.

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Other relevant resources

Children's Commissioner

The Office of the Children's Commissioner advocates for the best interests of all children and young people in New Zealand. The Office of the Children's Commissioner looks to ensure all of their rights are respected and upheld.

Visit the Children's Commissioner website

Paediatric Society of New Zealand

CCYN was proud to renew the Memorandum of Understanding held with the Paediatric Society of New Zealand in August 2020 for a further term. This MOU recognises the work both groups undertake to improve health care for children and young people, and the opportunities to work together and learn from one another.
New link to come.

Tackling Obesity - NZ Medical Association

This policy briefing from the NZ Medical Association about tackling obesity has some very useful information specifically surrounding childhood obesity, professional responsibilities and the complexity of the problem.

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