IANZ ARGUS | November 2014
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Christmas greetings from IANZ

Welcome to the fourth issue of the IANZ Argus, in which we update you on the Free Trade meeting in Burma, introduce you to our new GM of Accreditation Services and find out more about one of the largest pathology services in the country.

 

IANZ at Free Trade meeting in Myanmar (Burma)

The benefits to business of global accreditation standards were a key topic at the latest Free Trade meeting between ASEAN, Australia and Zealand, held in Myanmar in September.

IANZ chief executive Dr Llew Richards attended the Yangon (Rangoon) conference at the invitation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

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Phil Barnes appointed new GM of Accreditation Services

Phil Barnes is returning to IANZ as the general manager of accreditation services. He takes up his new position on 1 December.

As IANZ’s GM Accreditation Services, Barnes will oversee all the accreditation programmes and the six programme managers.

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Immigration changes next year may impact on radiologists

From early 2015, Immigration New Zealand (INZ) is making an important change to the medical examination process for NZ visa applicants who are in the country.

INZ is establishing an onshore panel physician network. This means applicants applying for a New Zealand visa from within New Zealand will need to have their immigration medical examination completed by a doctor or radiologist who is listed on the INZ onshore panel.

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Meet the clients – Pathology Associates Ltd

During the past three decades, Hamilton pathologist Dr Ian Beer has been on both sides of IANZ accreditation.

As one of the nine owners of Pathology Associates Ltd, known as Pathlab, his practice has been the subject of many annual IANZ accreditations. Since 1990, he has also acted as one of IANZ's technical experts for peer reviews and, for the past seven years, has been the chair of IANZ's Medical Testing Professional Advisory Committee (MTPAC), having joined the committee in 2000.

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IANZ library offers wide range of articles

The IANZ Library offers a range of interesting articles to clients. Information Services Co-ordinator Rosemary Apperley produces a list of titles each quarter and the latest are listed below. These are also listed on our website. If you would like a copy of any of the items listed, please email RApperley@ianz.govt.nz Don’t forget to include your postal address.

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