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Kiwi medic to fly ANZAC flag in Europe

Kiwi medic to fly ANZAC flag in Europe
Thursday 24 April 2014, 4:36PM

A retired vascular surgeon from Waikato will be flying the flag on behalf of the Royal New Zealand Army Medical Corps at Anzac Day celebrations in Europe this year

Insurance claims set to hit $1 billion

Thursday 24 April 2014, 3:31PM

It is expected that total annual health insurance claims will reach a billion dollars for the first time this year

Fitted sheets put the squeeze on linen bills at Southern DHBs

Thursday 24 April 2014, 2:43PM

Switching to fitted sheets is one way South Island DHBs have managed to lower their linen and laundry bills in the past couple of years

Napier health centre gets $1m refresh

Thursday 24 April 2014, 2:37PM

Napier Health Centre is in the midst of a million-dollar makeover set for completion by the end of the year

Celebrations in the air at Carterton Medical

Wednesday 23 April 2014, 4:28PM

Carterton Medical Centre is planning a grand opening to show off the recent revamp of its premises



Un-edited statements from the health sector and beyond

Amnesty: Time to return hospital equipment

Hawke's Bay DHBSaturday 26 April 2014, 8:00AM

Early diagnosis meant turning the volume up

Waikato DHBThursday 24 April 2014, 4:15PM

Measles alert in Rotorua

Toi Te Ora – Public Health ServiceThursday 24 April 2014, 4:11PM

Alcohol harm figures speak for themselves

Alcohol HealthwatchThursday 24 April 2014, 4:03PM

NZDF provides assistance in Southern Westland

Defence minister Jonathan ColemanThursday 24 April 2014, 3:47PM

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The cautious optimist

The cautious optimistWednesday 23 April 2014, 4:07PM

Chief coroner Neil MacLean set the stage for better-informed communities to work together to cope after youth suicides, and help prevent further deaths. By Jeremy Olds

Child health quandaries put doctors on their mettle

Thursday 10 April 2014, 10:57AM

The Goodfellow Symposium attracted 365 paying delegates. One particularly popular session looked at conundrums in child health. Jeremy Olds reports

New framework gearing up to mind your business

Thursday 27 March 2014, 12:34PM

It's time to get used to the new standards and targets soon to be demanded of primary care. Liane Topham-Kindley unpicks the latest missive on the regime


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Groundhog day: Queenstown health campus back in vogue

Groundhog day: Queenstown health campus back in vogueWednesday 23 April 2014, 4:08PM

Southern DHB is resurrecting a plan to transform the Lakes District Hospital site into a comprehensive health campus for the Wakatipu region

The doctor is in – for both criticism and praise

Thursday 10 April 2014, 11:02AM

As people power takes to the internet, Ruth Larsen examines online doctor-rating by New Zealanders and asks whether it's fair

GPs with shared care records balloon, more to sign on

Thursday 27 March 2014, 12:38PM

Up to 150 general practices have been securely sharing patient records online with hospital and pharmacies in an effort to effectively manage patients with long-term conditions

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Ballot 2014

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Collecting Alliance Leadership Teams

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Budget 2014

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A new performance and incentive programme

Barbara FountainThursday 31 October 2013, 5:01PM

DHB Elections 2013

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Every day there are news reports of new health advice, but how can you know if they're right? Doctor and epidemiologist Ben Goldacre shows us, in a high-speed TEDTalk, the ways evidence can be distorted, from the blindingly obvious nutrition claims to the very subtle tricks of the pharmaceutical industry


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If a cost, even outside of the sphere of healthcare, is directly related to a patient’s disability, Jo Scott-Jones says it should be considered when making an allowance application

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Threat to Pharmac remains

Threat to Pharmac remainsWednesday 23 April 2014, 4:10PM

Even a softened Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement could undermine key features of Pharmac and limit its ability to keep drug costs low, Deborah Gleeson, Zaheer Babar, Papaarangi Reid and Pat Neuwelt write

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Big ideas from the party that brought us SuperGold

Thursday 10 April 2014, 11:05AM

New Zealand First is clear on its priorities for health and cannot be accused of timidity

Obesity crushing health system

Thursday 27 March 2014, 12:41PM

Middlemore Hospital intensive care specialist David Galler sees obesity end people's lives in the most literal sense. He can only see it getting worse and wants action, now

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Many GPs still turned off by prospect of patient portals

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