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Cornerstone quality celebrated behind bars at 'Pare'

Cornerstone quality celebrated behind bars at 'Pare'
Friday 29 August 2014, 2:40PM

Health workers and Corrections staff gather behind bars at Auckland Prison to celebrate its medical facilities gaining Cornerstone accreditation

Doctor who indecently assaulted two children struck off

Friday 29 August 2014, 4:34PM

The HPDT deregisters a doctor who was convicted of indecent assault against two young brothers and orders him to pay more than $6000 in hearing costs

Nirvana Health recognised at diversity awards

Friday 29 August 2014, 1:51PM

The Nirvana Health group has won the Positive Inclusion award at this year’s ANZ Diversity Awards

Single PMS for southern hospitals approved

Friday 29 August 2014, 1:44PM

A new practice management system will replace the eight systems currently operating in South Island hospitals

Binge-drinking burden on ED confirmed

Friday 29 August 2014, 1:26PM

Seriously intoxicated men are placing a significant burden on emergency departments, especially on Saturday nights, says a new study



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Influenza immunisation campaign wins top marketing award

The National Influenza Strategy GroupFriday 29 August 2014, 3:06PM

Annual Carnation Day street appeal

Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson's SocietyFriday 29 August 2014, 12:15PM

Clinic making a difference in the Solomons

Peak AppearanceFriday 29 August 2014, 12:13PM

Cervical screening awareness campaign begins

Associate health minister Jo GoodhewFriday 29 August 2014, 10:05AM

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Health on the home straight

Health on the home straightThursday 28 August 2014, 10:03AM

With the election little more than three weeks away, political parties are jockeying for the inside running. National foreshadowed its health policies in May’s Budget, while Labour largely held its ideas close until its campaign kick-off earlier this month. The Greens have been busy attempting to steal the bigger players’ thunder, while some of the minor parties have been compiling detailed health plans for when, or if, they get a sniff of power. Cliff Taylor looks at what’s on offer

Livin' la vida locum

Thursday 14 August 2014, 3:18PM

The locum GP at any given general practice might next be heading off to work in the Peace Corps or to top up their bank balance with a few weeks’ work in Australia.

Consensual relationships or forced marriages?

Thursday 31 July 2014, 8:59AM

Alliances bring together primary and secondary care health professionals and managers, agreeing to make decisions unanimously wherever possible and to support clinical leadership

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New services as Cromwell aims to become centre of excellence

New services as Cromwell aims to become centre of excellenceThursday 28 August 2014, 9:54AM

Cromwell Medical Centre has purchased a $50,000 ultrasound machine to help it with new initiatives aimed at turning the practice into a centre of excellence. The Central Otago practice’s business manager, Peter Waters, is enthusiastic about GPs pursuing their areas of special interest.

$3 million provided toward easing the move to portals

Wednesday 13 August 2014, 3:30PM

Are patient portals a must-have connection tool for GPs? That was the topic of a key session at the RNZCGP’s annual conference in Christchurch last month. Liane Topham-Kindley reports

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Invention targets the mobile generation's premature stoop

Thursday 31 July 2014, 11:33AM

A Dunedin physiotherapist has spent a lot of time wor­rying about what he calls the “iHunch”. It’s the stoop that is caused by constantly checking your mobile device, and Steve August’s Backpod is designed to cure it


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Collecting Alliance Leadership Teams

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Budget 2014

Barbara FountainWednesday 26 March 2014, 12:10PM

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In Nigeria, the Ebola virus has claimed another life, bringing the country’s death toll to three. The victim was a staff member at the Lagos Liaison office of the Economic Community of West African States - CCTV News


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A southern property bubble

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Primary care rising to the challenge of mental illness

Primary care rising to the challenge of mental illnessThursday 28 August 2014, 9:44AM

Mental wellbeing is a fundamental component of health. Lynne Lane explores improvements in New Zealand in recent years in the services and supports available for people with mental illness

Troubled times for world’s largest public health system

Thursday 14 August 2014, 2:23PM

UK health journalist Jaimie Kaffash explains recent changes to the English health system and the impact for general practice What happened to the NHS

Taking steps to tackle ethical issues in general practice

Wednesday 30 July 2014, 3:21PM

Although ethics are often referred to in healthcare, thinking through ethical issues does not come as easy to doctors as thinking through clinical issues

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End-of-life care planning inches into GP-land

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Annual provisional suicide figures 2013-2014

Chief coronerFriday 22 August 2014, 2:21PM

Growing Up in New Zealand Vulnerability Report 1

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