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GPs vent frustration at 'doctor bashing' rules on self and family care

GPs vent frustration at 'doctor bashing' rules on self and family care
Monday 27 March 2017, 4:14PM

Doctors meeting in Auckland over the weekend questioned whether the Medical Council’s new statement on care of self, friends and family is fair

Bupa’s care of elderly man, ‘another example of poor end-of-life care’: HDC

Monday 27 March 2017, 4:34PM

Bupa NZ and two of its registered nurses come under fire by the Health and Disability Commissioner’s office


Nevermind the ‘good’ cholesterol, focus on the bad, says cardiologist

Monday 27 March 2017, 1:18PM

Ignore the HDL/LDL ratio when assessing patients’ cholesterol – it’s outdated and wrong, Auckland cardiologist Chris Ellis told delegates at the Goodfellow Symposium


Something in the air as ACC session at Goodfellow cancelled on the day

Monday 27 March 2017, 11:57AM

Late session cancellation at Goodfellow Symposium as ACC announcement delayed


Health care home a standout for new boss of Wellington region boards

Friday 24 March 2017, 3:47PM

New Capital & Coast and Hutt Valley DHBs chair Andrew Blair has been checking in with primary care providers and says he is heartened by the good work going on



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Dr Amanda Oakley takes out TechSoup’s Lifetime Service Award

Waikato DHB Monday 27 March 2017, 03:22PM

Porirua after-hours GP clinic to remain open

Capital and Coast DHB Monday 27 March 2017, 03:11PM

Respiratory disease cost jumps to $6 billion per year

Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ Monday 27 March 2017, 02:50PM

New research shows real impact of National’s health cuts  

The Green Party Friday 24 March 2017, 12:43PM

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Paracetamol toxicity, overdose and associated treatment: An update

Paracetamol toxicity, overdose and associated treatment: An updateWednesday 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

Canterbury gets healthy dose of the Gullery factor – trust

Thursday 16 February 2017, 10:30AM

Carolyn Gullery has had 10 years shaking things up at Canterbury DHB. Liane Topham-Kindley talks to the "energiser bunny" who is both a successful health bureaucrat and an unlikely one


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Electronic referrals come of age with 18 DHBs now linked up

Electronic referrals come of age with 18 DHBs now linked upWednesday 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

Who’s getting what? MAS on pay and commission trends in 315 practices

Thursday 16 February 2017, 10:34AM

GP-owned practices are paying their salaried GPs between $181,000 and $190,000 a year, the latest survey from insurer and business adviser MAS shows


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Somewhere in NZ lies a secret place worth saving

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In a New York state of mind

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

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

Look after the happiness, the weight will follow?

Thursday 16 February 2017, 10:36AM

Wellington GP Emma Dunning has been exercising her compassion and her brain in search of a healthy approach to weight (and the excess of it)


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