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25 July 2018

By Te Pou

Skill Mix

In 2006, skill mix had become increasingly important for health care organisations’ capacity to provide cost effective health care. Skill mix was noted to involve achieving a balance between trained and untrained staff, qualified and unqualified, various occupational groups, and supervisory and operative staff in the context of cost and care considerations.

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25 July 2018

Collaborative capability in the mental health and addiction sector - literature review

Strengthening the way in which we work collectively to bring about change across the mental health and addiction system is a key theme in On Track.

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25 July 2018

Handover Nursing Digest: Farewell from Barry

Barry Kennedy, Registered nurse, Waitematā District Health Board reviews Making a difference: mental health research symposium book of abstracts and presentations and The impact of patient suicide on mental health nurses by Kerry Cross.

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25 July 2018

By Patrice Dennis

Skills Matter update

We welcome Patrice Dennis to the Te Pou whānau, our new lead for the Skills Matter and MH101 programmes. Patrice gives an update on the Skills Matter and MH101 programmes.

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25 July 2018

By Mark Smith

Handover Information Pulse

In this column, Mark Smith (NP), principal advisor, Te Pou o te Whakaaro Nui, discusses the concept of the information exchange and throws a bouquet in the direction of the Ministry of Health.

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25 July 2018

By Lois Boyd

Safe Practice Effective Communication (SPEC) update

Lois Boyd, National SPEC co-ordinator, Te Pou o te Whakaaro Nui gives an update on Safe Practice Effective Communication (SPEC).

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