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‘Alarming’ trend seen for GP retirements in new RNZCGP survey

‘Alarming’ trend seen for GP retirements in new RNZCGP survey
Wednesday 29 July 2015, 3:45PM

Nearly 60 per cent of GPs in some areas of the country intend to retire in the next decade – a situation described as “alarming” by RNZCGP president Tim Malloy

Report pending on physician assistant role after trial ended this month

Wednesday 29 July 2015, 2:54PM

A trial of the physician assistant role, designed to ease the workload in general practices and hospitals, finished this month

Health cuts show Government 'squeezing too hard' - Labour

Wednesday 29 July 2015, 12:17PM

Health funding has been slashed by $1.7 billion in the last five years, according to data commissioned by Labour

Skifield medical care gets an emergency focus as GPs opt out

Wednesday 29 July 2015, 12:02PM

Queenstown Medical Centre GPs have dropped their traditional Coronet Peak and Remarkables skifield services this season

College conference attracts 450 delegates

Wednesday 29 July 2015, 11:46AM

Tomorrow’s Quality Symposium programme starts with a keynote address by Helen Bevan, a chief transformation officer for the NHS in the UK



Un-edited statements from the health sector and beyond

Proposed health sector reforms would take us back to the dark ages

NZ Nurses Organisation Wednesday 29 July 2015, 03:04PM

Widespread discussion of Rugby Health Study findings needed

AUT University Wednesday 29 July 2015, 03:03PM

Adult Vaccinations:  WHO Cares…. does New Zealand?

Medicines New Zealand Wednesday 29 July 2015, 11:34AM

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Newest GPs embrace totality of South Westland challenge

Newest GPs embrace totality of South Westland challengeThursday 23 July 2015, 9:23AM

When South Westland GP Martin London passed the mantle to Jenny James and Robin Barraclough, he advised them not to try to follow in his footsteps but to make their own

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Hive of activity and no end in sight

Thursday 09 July 2015, 8:51AM

In a society seemingly obsessed with food, health professionals can be forgiven for feeling daunted by New Zealand’s massive numbers of diabetics and pre-diabetics...

"I'm no bureaucrat" - Behind the scenes with Chai Chuah

Wednesday 24 June 2015, 3:28PM

Director-general Chai Chuah occupies arguably the most influential job in the New Zealand health system, but growing up he always wanted to be a clerk

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Dunedin’s free clinic stoically survives on a wing and a prayer

Dunedin’s free clinic stoically survives on a wing and a prayerThursday 23 July 2015, 9:52AM

The drug abuse, the dysfunction, the smell... It's no cakewalk caring for our most troubled people but doing so is a privilege for some

Subscription-based practices offer unlimited access to GPs

Thursday 09 July 2015, 2:07PM

A new business venture is seek­ing general practices eager to transform their traditional fee-for-service model into a month­ly subscription-based service

Discovering meaning in numbers and reducing health inequalities

Wednesday 24 June 2015, 3:58PM

Karo Data Management’s tag line, “making data meaningful”, is not just a marketing gimmick for owner-director Susan Iversen


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The film blog

Seven films from the New Zealand Film Festival

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Journey through the map of the mind – with kids

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Home sweet medical home

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Cuba – architecture of an island

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Lancet Commission on Health and Climate 2015

The threat to human health from climate change is so great that it could undermine the last fifty years of gains in development and global health, according to a major new Commission, published in The Lancet. The report, “Health and climate change: policy responses to protect public health,” also provides new evidence showing that concerted global efforts to tackle climate change represent one of the greatest opportunities to improve global health


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Annette King discovers integrated health services that really work

Annette King discovers integrated health services that really workThursday 23 July 2015, 9:59AM

Labour health spokesperson Annette King visited Scotland, population 5.3 million, to see how a country with roughly the same number of people as Aotearoa provides primary health serives

Lecretia Seales case: no green light for medical aid in dying

Thursday 09 July 2015, 9:45AM

A full public debate and careful consideration by our political representatives is the way to resolve the dilemmas of assisted dying, writes Kate Kersey

Alliancing in need of stocktake, as progress varies nationwide

Wednesday 24 June 2015, 3:42PM

NZ Rural General Practice Network chair Sharon Hansen thinks it’s time the sector did a stocktake on progress with alliancing


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GPs admit to helping patients die, amid calls for law change

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Capability and Capacity Review – leaked version

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IECAAS response to Ministerial Forum on Alcohol Advertising and Sponsorship report

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