Progress on Deceased organ donor strategy

29th of January, 2018


Media release - Compensation for live donors

4th of December, 2017

KHNZ thrilled with Compensation for Live Donors 

Ministry of Health Press Release


Compensation for Live Donors

4th of December, 2017


New Zealanders at increased risk of kidney failure due to medicine triple whammy - see link below

6th of November, 2017


Medication survey

6th of November, 2017


“Living with Medicines” in New Zealand

As part of her Honours degree, Charlotte Brenkley, a final-year Pharmacy student at the University of Otago wants to explore New Zealander’s experiences of taking their daily, long-term medicines.

She is looking for people 18 years of age and over who have been taking at least one prescription medicine regularly for at least 3 months for their health conditions.

She would love you to complete the Living with Medicines Questionnaire, a tick-box questionnaire which can be completed in about 10 minutes.

Please click here links to information on the project and the questionnaire.


31st of October, 2017

Annual Report


30th of October, 2017

New Health Minister - Media release



2nd of October, 2017





The Standardized Outcomes in Nephrology – Peritoneal Dialysis (SONG-PD) is an international initiative that aims to identify which outcomes in peritoneal dialysis are important to patients, caregivers, clinicians and other health professionals. This will inform the development of a core outcome set to be reported in all clinical trials (and other research) in peritoneal dialysis.

Establishing a core outcome set can help to ensure that trials report outcomes that are important and relevant to you.

You are invited to participate in the SONG-PD Delphi panel to achieve consensus (agreement) on the most important outcomes that should be included in the core outcome set for peritoneal dialysis. This involves completing a Delphi survey, which includes three rounds from August to December 2017 and each survey should take approximately 10 - 15 minutes to complete.

 Round 1 is now open until 31st October 2017. All participants will receive a copy of the results.

 To join the SONG-PD Delphi Panel, please register your email at:

 Feel free to forward this invitation to anyone else who may be interested.

 Thank you!

 SONG-PD Steering Group

SONG-PD Steering Group| David Johnson (Chair), Angela Wang, Edwina Brown, Gillian Brunier, Jeffrey Perl, Jie Dong, Martin Wilkie, Rajnish Mehrotra, Roberto Pecoits-Filho, Sarala Naicker, Sue-Ann Dunning, Tony Dunning, Karine Manera (Project Coordinator)

SONG Executive Committee | Jonathan Craig (Chair), Angela Wang, Braden Manns, Brenda Hemmelgarn, David Wheeler, John Gill, Peter Tugwell, Roberto Pecoits-Filho, Sally Crowe, Tess Harris, Wim Van Biesen, Wolfgang Winkelmayer, Allison Tong

Please see the website for members of the Steering Groups (SONG-HD, SONG-Tx, SONG-PKD, SONG-Kids), Expert Working Groups, and Investigators.

w: | e: | p: +612 9845 1467 | t: @song_initiative


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18th of September, 2017

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12th of September, 2017