Monday 19th November 2018 – Following a historic decision by Australia to fund untreated lung cancer patients, Lung Foundation New Zealand says it is extremely disappointed that Pharmac has made no decision on KEYTRUDA two years after making a funding application. 2018 19th November – Lung Foundation Media Release
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Medical Director, Chris Atkinson was interviewed about NZ’s biggest cancer killer – lung cancer. He called for better funding of new treatments that save lives and reduce health costs and more responsible use of tobacco taxes. Keytruda could ‘revolutionise’ lung cancer treatment but NZ won’t fund it, doc says
MEDIA RELEASE – WORLD LUNG CANCER DAY – Wednesday 1 August 2018 Lung Foundation NZ observes World Lung Cancer Day to honour and unite all kiwis that have been affected by lung cancer and demand better funding of new treatments for New Zealand’s deadliest cancer. Click the link to view the media release – 010818_Media […]
Seven Sharps reporter Mike Thorpe takes a look at World Smokefree Day and this included an interview with Medical Director of Lung Foundation New Zealand, Assoc. Prof. of Oncology Chris Atkinson. https://www.tvnz.co.nz/shows/seven-sharp/clips/a-reformed-smoker-s-guide-to-kicking-the-habit-that-s-bad-for-your-health
World Smokefree Day with Duncan Garner, Amanda Gillies and Mark Richardson. Lung Foundation NZ, CEO Philip Hope says very little of the money the Government raises through its ever-growing tobacco tax is actually spent on helping people quit. “The Government generates $1.9 billion from tobacco taxes each year – 3 percent of that is directed […]
Today we observe World Smokefree Day, which is a great opportunity for people who smoke to think about quitting… World Smokefree Day also acknowledges the important role partners of smokers have with supporting someone they care about to quit with help from a healthcare professional. See below for information – https://www.smokefree.org.nz/help-advice/helping-others-to-be-smokefree https://quit.org.nz/en/helping-others-quit
You are invited and your voice matters! Lung Foundation New Zealand is pleased Pharmac are hosting five public Community Conversations to receive consumer feedback. We encourage all kiwis to attend to make their voice count, especially patients and carers. PLEASE RSVP to confirm your attendance www.pharmac.govt.nz/community-conversations Nelson 31 May 2018 1 pm – 2:30 pm […]
Lung Foundation New Zealand participated in a forum alongside many other patient advocacy groups to discuss the value of a collective patient voice to improve healthcare outcomes. Pictured are most of the attendees following this very productive forum. Updates will be forthcoming.