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Water standards push up health risks for users of 'swimmable' rivers

Water standards push up health risks for users of 'swimmable' rivers
Friday 24 February 2017, 3:41PM

New Zealand has some of the highest levels of zoonotic diseases in the world, and veterinarian and ecologist Alison Dewes fears rates will only worsen under new water quality standards

Take a look at…NZMA submission on managing antibiotics

Friday 24 February 2017, 1:18PM

The NZMA has welcomed the development of new guidelines on the use of antimicrobials, but wants clarification on how they will be used by front-line health professionals, including GPs


Where is the evidence that age affects doctors’ ability?

Friday 24 February 2017, 11:04AM

AUSTRALIA: A recent comment piece asserted that “there is a growing body of evidence that increased age, and increased length of practice, is associated with poorer quality care”


Application for Pharmac to fund sanitary products ‘creative and thoughtful’

Friday 24 February 2017, 10:10AM

Child Poverty Action Group Wellington lead and GP Nikki Turner says the idea to request Pharmac funding for pads and tampons is a creative and thoughtful way to help low-income families


Ed Gane uses innovator award to challenge stigma of hep C

Thursday 23 February 2017, 2:45PM

Renowned liver specialist Ed Gane hopes his Innovator of the Year Award, announced last night, will help remove the stigma around hepatitis C and lead to its eradication in New Zealand within 15 – 20 years



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Hospital upgrades scanner technology

Capital and Coast DHB Friday 24 February 2017, 02:45PM

Te Omanga Hospice buys Britannia House

Te Omanga Hospice Friday 24 February 2017, 02:31PM

Gisborne unions offer free health screening

The PSA Friday 24 February 2017, 02:29PM

Increase in DOAC usage points to a need for greater guidance from pathologists, haematologists and specialist scientists

Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia Friday 24 February 2017, 02:12PM

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Canterbury gets healthy dose of the Gullery factor – trust

Canterbury gets healthy dose of the Gullery factor – trustThursday 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

DHBs vigilant for cyber threats

Thursday 02 February 2017, 11:17AM

The health sector’s ever-growing use of IT poses a risk of security breaches, which can unwittingly result in the release of private information. New Zealand Doctor asked the country’s DHBs how many attempts at email breaches they have encountered, how many breaches occurred and what lessons were learnt

On yer bike: One DHB’s push for environmental and health gains

Friday 16 December 2016, 1:38PM

Valentino Luna Hernandez has a great idea for the 4000 employ­ees of Capital & Coast DHB: bike to work


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

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

Practice managers’ eagle eyes for detail show scope for a better 2017

Thursday 02 February 2017, 11:36AM

Liane Topham-Kindley asked the Practice Managers and Administrators Association of New Zealand (PMAANZ) executive about their wishes for the new year. What three things would they change about general practice or practice management? The managers’ responses reveal strongly held views – and big gaps and inefficiencies in the system

From Canterbury to the capital, quake brings reminder to plan

Friday 16 December 2016, 1:43PM

Lead health organisations and health workers who have experienced disasters emphasise planning for every eventuality you can think of. Virginia McMillan reports


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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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Meet Olivia, she's almost real

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Clinicians shamed when systems oft to blame

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A few words

Being an actor and theatre director is like being a GP

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More needling on acupuncture

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Testing snorkelling skills and empirical knowledge in Vanuatu

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Employing - an NP intern

GP David Ayling from Youth One Stop Shop talks about how to smooth the path when employing an NP intern and make it a beneficial experience for everyone

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Look after the happiness, the weight will follow?

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)

‘Enough is enough’, primary care demands real action on funding

Thursday 02 February 2017, 11:56AM

Warkworth GP and NZMA GP Council chair Kate Baddock tells it like it is for funding in general practice

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Christmas wish list. In the profane manner of one overtrumped

Friday 16 December 2016, 1:53PM

Taranaki GP and first-time DHB board member Rose Bruce has an eclectic Christmas wish list


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Medicinal cannabis well on GPs' horizons

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An Integrated Health Care Framework for Pharmacists and Doctors - draft

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