Hon Dr Jonathan Coleman

MP for Northcote

In the National-led Government, Northcote MP Dr Jonathan Coleman is Minister of Health, and Minister for Sport and Recreation.

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the bowel screening national roll-out programme is on track with Cabinet approving the business case. “Around 3,000 Kiwis are diagnosed with bowel cancer each year, and it’s the second most common cause of cancer death,” says Dr Coleman.
Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says a new framework for planning and designing support for people with mental health and addiction issues will help to further improve care.   “The new Commissioning Framework is about better planning and design of mental health and addiction services,” says Dr Coleman.  
Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says over 6000 patients are now being supported to manage their blood thinning medication through an increasingly popular pharmacy-led scheme. “More than 150 community pharmacies across the country are now contracted to provide warfarin management to patients,” says Dr Coleman.
Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has today opened a new $3.6 million angiography suite at Taranaki Base Hospital in New Plymouth. “Heart disease is the biggest killer of men and women over 40, but early diagnosis and treatment can make a huge difference,” says Dr Coleman.