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PHOs ramp up dispute over GP2GP fee as first invoices dispatched

PHOs ramp up dispute over GP2GP fee as first invoices dispatched
Thursday 30 March 2017, 9:03AM

The first invoices for GP2GP are in the post – but several Auck­land PHOs have decided not to pay them

GP foresees health benefits in Govt plan to go easy on nicotine e-cigarettes

Thursday 30 March 2017, 1:33PM

Government’s ‘progressive stance’ on vaping gives South Auckland GP hope of more smokers quitting and improving their health


Reporter’s Diary: First DHB meeting a catalogue of obstacles to be overcome

Thursday 30 March 2017, 11:28AM

Fiona Thomas travels to her first DHB meeting, and wonders if tardiness and confusion are the norm


Fifteen practices reinventing themselves as health care homes in Wgtn region

Thursday 30 March 2017, 10:08AM

Six more general practices in the Wellington region are on their way to becoming health care homes, as part of a project of Capital & Coast DHB and the local PHOs


Listen to understand patients, not just to fix them, prof tells Goodfellow delegates

Wednesday 29 March 2017, 3:12PM

Canadian professor and former family physician David Kuhl says GPs should listen with empathy but not personalise a patient’s predicament



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West Coast focuses on falls prevention in community

West Coast DHB Thursday 30 March 2017, 02:52PM

Review & plan to future proof palliative care

Health minister Jonathan Coleman Thursday 30 March 2017, 01:03PM

Refining US app to help NZers manage alcohol misuse

Health Research Council Thursday 30 March 2017, 09:41AM

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Practice interrupted: When campylobacter came to town

Practice interrupted: When campylobacter came to townWednesday 29 March 2017, 4:38PM

Havelock North is a picture-postcard town. Its outskirts are carpeted in orchards and, over New Zealand’s long summer months, it’s known as the source of the best newly picked fruit. Last August, far away from the spoils of summer, it became known for something else: contaminated drinking water

Paracetamol toxicity, overdose and associated treatment: An update

Wednesday 15 March 2017, 5:24PM

Paracetamol is a safe and effective analgesic at therapeutic doses, but overdose is common and management in such cases needs to be precise

Man with a Mission: Bringing health to the homeless

Wednesday 01 March 2017, 12:12PM

Chris Farrelly left his position as chief executive at Northland’s Manaia PHO last year to lead the Auckland City Mission. Now an advocate for homeless people, he’s clear he hasn’t left the health sector. “I am totally in it – this is a health service,” he tells Cliff Taylor. Photographs by Chris Reid


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Traitors under our skin?

Traitors under our skin?Wednesday 29 March 2017, 5:22PM

Senior health policy advisor in the privacy commissioner’s office, Sebastian Morgan- Lynch, offers some thought-provoking insight into the future of health technologies and their implications on privacy

Electronic referrals come of age with 18 DHBs now linked up

Wednesday 15 March 2017, 4:27PM

The promise of fast and reliable access to specialist appointments is becoming a reality, with 18 out of 20 DHBs now using electronic referrals

Tongan values make way to west Auckland with new medical centre planned

Wednesday 01 March 2017, 12:21PM

A planned west Auckland medical centre seeks to bring Tongan values to a new part of the city


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Wisdom through the ages

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Interactive map of practice ownership

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Budget 2016 on 26 May

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The Zika virus

Ruth BrownTuesday 02 February 2016, 12:11PM

Budget 2015

Barbara FountainTuesday 12 May 2015, 11:38AM


Singing, speaking, shouting – opinions, ideas and musings

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The Pantene paradigm in health policy

By Barbara Fountain Thursday 30 March 2017, 10:23AM Comments 0
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Not for the faint-hearted the life of a roving rural locum

By Howard Wilson Wednesday 29 March 2017, 2:41PM Comments 0
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Don't count on any Budget day specials

By Tim Malloy Wednesday 29 March 2017, 1:19PM Comments 0
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Rejuvenating the Battersea Power Station of healthcare

By Rose Bruce Tuesday 28 March 2017, 9:09PM Comments 1

In a New York state of mind

By Cliff Taylor Thursday 02 March 2017, 10:06AM Comments 0
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Four Kauri moves in

The fire-hit practice of Four Kauri Family Medical Centre moved into its new premises on Auckland’s New North Road this month. We made a time-lapse video of the practice's moving day

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A hard choice: What to do when someone senior to you might be harming patients

A hard choice: What to do when someone senior to you might be harming patientsWednesday 29 March 2017, 5:11PM

This month, New Zealand Doctor introduces its new registrar panel – a place where GPEP registrars can ask questions of three doctors with a breadth of experience

Finding your happy place in GPEP2 likely to uncover more than one snug fit

Friday 17 March 2017, 11:43AM

This issue we welcome the RNZCGP Registrars’ Chapter as a new regular contributor to the newsletter section of New Zealand Doctor. Georgia Moore writes on finding the right practice-fit in the GPEP2 year

Keeping it seamless: Providing holistic care

Wednesday 01 March 2017, 3:09PM

Fragmented healthcare can contribute to higher rates of physical illness experienced by people with a mental illness or addiction. Kevin Allan discusses a case in point


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