NZORD Newsletter 2005 #3 - 8 March 2005

Hello everyone,

In this issue:
1 - Applications sought for Health Statutory bodies.
2 - Review of Total Mobility scheme.
3 - Cancer Voices workshop, Tues 22 March, Wellington.

1 - Applications sought for Health Statutory bodies.
The Minister of Health is seeking candidates for professional and lay appointments to 15 Statutory boards set up under the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act. These range from the Medical, Dental and Nursing Councils, through to Chiropractic, Physiotherapy and Podiatrists Boards. Positions are also available on two committees set up under the Human Assisted Reproductive Technologies Act. Click here for more information from the Ministry of Health’s website.

This is a rare opportunity for support groups to contribute to important oversights in the health and disability sector, by encouraging suitable people from your organisation to make an application for one of these roles. Please note that applications close on Friday 18 March, so a quick response is needed.

2 - Review of Total Mobility scheme.
The Ministry of Transport is consulting on the Total Mobility scheme and will be holding meetings with providers and users of the scheme in Christchurch, Auckland, New Plymouth, Wellington and Dunedin from 18 March through to 20 April 2005. The discussion document and meeting details should be available from Monday 14 March on the Ministry of Transport website.

3 - Cancer Voices workshop, Tues 22 March, Wellington.
A one-day workshop bringing patients, professionals and carers together in partnership in the fight against cancer. More details at CancerVoices New Zealand’s website.

Regards, John

John Forman
Executive Director