Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern
MP for Mt Albert
2 July 2020
MediA Statement Continued...
David Clark resigns as Health Minister
The Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has accepted David Clark’s resignation as Health Minister.
“David Clark contacted me yesterday to confirm his wish to resign as a Minister and I accepted that resignation,” Jacinda Ardern said.
“David has come to the conclusion his presence in the role is creating an unhelpful distraction from the Government’s ongoing response to COVID-19 and wider health reforms.
“It’s essential our health leadership has the confidence of the New Zealand public. As David has said to me the needs of the team must come before him as an individual.
“I am appointing Chris Hipkins as Health Minister until the election. Our response to COVID is on a stable footing and I have full confidence that Minister Hipkins will oversee the portfolio with the thoroughness and diligence he brings to his other areas of responsibility.
“Post-election I intend to reassess who is best placed to take the health portfolio forward,” Jacinda Ardern said.
In this series of presentations, cancer leaders, clinicians, researchers and Māori health experts discuss issues relevant to whānau Māori.
These are now available to watch at:
The content of each presentation informs and guides our health workforce in their interactions with Māori patients and their whānau. Discussion points at the end of the webpage allow groups to discuss practical ways to apply the learnings to their own work.
The videos captured kōrero at the 11 hui held as part of the Regional Cancer Deep Dive in 2019-2020. The Central Cancer Network held these hui in partnership with a wide range of stakeholders and over 1,240 people attended.
The Final Deep Dive Reports can be found here:
Our thanks to all those who attended the hui, the presenters, organisers, Central Cancer Network kaimahi, OriginEight video editors and the Goodfellow Unit for hosting the content.
Principal Communications Advisor
Te Aho o Te Kahu, Cancer Control Agency
PHARMAC have released their decision on modifying funded access to mifepristone and misoprostol.
The decision is available via the following link: https://www.pharmac.govt.nz/news/notification-2020-07-02-mifepristone/
See the full advisory below
See below for the 30th June Newsletter