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Uncertain welcome for the 'foreign legion' despite a doctor shortage

Uncertain welcome for the 'foreign legion' despite a doctor shortage
Wednesday 31 August 2016, 10:05AM

FEATURE: The axing of bridging programmes to assist international medical graduates has prompted a call for better support for the “foreign legion” who represent more than 42 per cent of New Zealand’s doctors

Whanau Tahi continues to build with purchase of SimplHealth

Wednesday 31 August 2016, 4:10PM

A subsidiary of the Waipareira Trust – Whanau Tahi – has made its second major company purchase in 12 months, with its acquisition of health IT company SimplHealth


Telehealth takes pressure off GPs during Hawke’s Bay gastro outbreak

Wednesday 31 August 2016, 11:05AM

Homecare Medical says its telehealth services played a key role in supporting general practices during the Hawke’s Bay campylobacter outbreak, fielding hundreds of calls


The quest for asthma guidance and a synopsis you won't bin

Wednesday 31 August 2016, 9:34AM

IN PRINT: The Asthma and Respirato­ry Foundation’s upcoming new adult asthma guidelines will hopefully address patchy management and care for sufferers


Research check: Does paracetamol in pregnancy cause behavioural problems

Tuesday 30 August 2016, 3:20PM

Two Australian researchers take a closer look at a recent study linking paracetamol with behavioural problems in childhood



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Nurses back the Resident Doctors Association on safer staffing

New Zealand Nurses Organisation Wednesday 31 August 2016, 02:23PM

Filling the gaps together, thank you New Zealand

New Zealand Blood Service Wednesday 31 August 2016, 11:34AM

National bowel screening roll-out next steps

Health minister Jonathan Coleman Wednesday 31 August 2016, 10:39AM

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An unnecessary death: When HIV goes untested in women

An unnecessary death: When HIV goes untested in womenWednesday 17 August 2016, 12:22PM

An Auckland family is campaigning to make the HIV test more routine as they mourn the death from Aids of their daughter, sister and partner. Tonya Booker went undiagnosed for 12 years before she was finally tested in hospital near the end of her life. The problem is, straight women are almost entirely missing from conversations about HIV

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Suburban doc’s legacy – new systems, old-fashioned values

Wednesday 03 August 2016, 4:38PM

Virginia McMillan reports on the retirement of a Wellington GP who values close bonds with patients and sees no conflict between this and the health care home of the future

Right in the PRIME of LIFE

Wednesday 20 July 2016, 3:31PM

The public might not know it, but the accidents and emergencies they suffer in the large swathe of rural New Zealand soak up a huge amount of human and financial commitment. Southern correspondent Liane Topham-Kindley takes a look at the rural sector’s PRIME, a service now under review.


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GPs wary of corporate owners but overestimate influence

GPs wary of corporate owners but overestimate influenceThursday 18 August 2016, 10:32AM

The overwhelming majority of GPs responding to the latest New Zealand Doctor/IMS Health fax poll would prefer to work under capitation in their own practice than be paid a salary by a corpo­rate owner

Ten years into GP life, duo catch ownership bug

Wednesday 03 August 2016, 4:53PM

Two GPs who became friends while working as registrars 10 years ago, have finally set up their own practice

Solo practice doubles in size, with original owners back at helm

Wednesday 20 July 2016, 3:36PM

This month heralds a new chap­ter for a Dunedin solo practice after major renovations and a re­turn to independent ownership


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Interactive map of practice ownership

Fiona ThomasWednesday 10 August 2016, 12:11PM

Budget 2016 on 26 May

Keira StephensonWednesday 01 June 2016, 4:17PM

The Zika virus

Ruth BrownTuesday 02 February 2016, 12:11PM

Budget 2015

Barbara FountainTuesday 12 May 2015, 11:38AM

Keeping tabs on election promises

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Ideas, observations and a few curly questions from invited bloggers

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Brewing up bug trouble

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I worry that I am sometimes too easy going

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Poor quality lurking behind the veil of delivery standards

By Jim Vause Tuesday 30 August 2016, 10:07AM Comments 0
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Syrah - New Zealand's next big thing?

By Pippa MacKay Friday 26 August 2016, 10:03AM Comments 0

Hitting the slopes without skis – a North American sojourn

By Jonathan Fox Tuesday 23 August 2016, 2:14PM Comments 0

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Squeezing the paperwork bubble

Squeezing the paperwork bubbleMonday 22 August 2016, 4:40PM

Wellington GP Emma Dunning is hoping the vigour from a personal course of study will extend itself to her paperwork

New Zealand Doctor has its moment in Parliament – on the table

Wednesday 03 August 2016, 4:43PM

Political writer Peter Wilson finds having a paywall has its advantages

Treating patients for whom job satisfaction isn’t working

Wednesday 20 July 2016, 3:43PM

Wellington GP Emma Dunning considers what can be done for increasing numbers of people whose jobs are making them ill


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GPs write off patient debts rather than refuse treatment

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