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Three GPs honoured in Queen's Birthday list

Three GPs honoured in  Queen's Birthday list
Tuesday 02 June 2015, 1:32PM

Tony Townsend, Lynne Coleman and Barry Knight honoured in the Queen’s Birthday list

Take a look at…latest maternity figures

Wednesday 03 June 2015, 11:24AM

More women are giving birth by elective caesarean section, particularly in Auckland and on the West Coast

Hospitals data suggest primary care fixes urgently needed

Tuesday 02 June 2015, 3:12PM

New Zealand still has much to learn about how to provide primary care equitably, researcher Don Matheson says

Telehealth in rural areas suffering from quality and speed bumps

Friday 29 May 2015, 3:43PM

Even the telecommunications minister agrees “we are only scratching the surface” of telehealth

Widespread problem of harassment and bullying for resident doctors: survey

Friday 29 May 2015, 2:46PM

Six hundred instances of sexual harassment, bullying, bad behaviour witnessed or experienced in past two years



Un-edited statements from the health sector and beyond

Youthline launches new GoForward range of e-therapy tools

Youthline Wednesday 03 June 2015, 12:29PM

Social Bonds not about recovery

New Zealand Association Of Psychotherapists Wednesday 03 June 2015, 09:36AM

Next steps for DHB shared services programme

Health minister Jonathan Coleman Wednesday 03 June 2015, 09:02AM

Health minister's speech to Primary Care Symposium, Te Papa, Wellington

Health minister Jonathan Coleman Tuesday 02 June 2015, 05:52PM

Featured Stories

A deeper look at key stories

Home sweet health care home - Seeking a future place for general practice

Home sweet health care home - Seeking a future place for general practiceWednesday 27 May 2015, 11:47AM

Key people in primary care believe the future of general practice is to centre itself at the heart of a “health care home”. Virginia McMillan asks what this might mean

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The GP professors – riding the academic roller coaster

Thursday 14 May 2015, 2:08PM

Who are New Zealand’s professors of general practice and what do they contribute? Liane Topham-Kindley hears from the nine academic leaders whose quest is quality in everything GPs do

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Palmy practice growth spurt follows push to resolve problem areas

Tuesday 05 May 2015, 4:46PM

Expats, x-rays and expansion. Virginia McMillan visits The Palms and finds it has been changing – and overcoming past trauma


In Business

Business articles from the latest issue of New Zealand Doctor...and more

Equal pay for equal work?

Equal pay for equal work?Wednesday 27 May 2015, 11:57AM

In a recent blog Wellington GP Emma Dunning takes close look at the RNZCGP’s 2014 Workforce Survey and finds some interesting comparisons

Two new GPs take the bold step into practice ownership

Thursday 14 May 2015, 1:15PM

Two newly qualified GPs have taken a leap of faith and bought into the practice where they did their GP registrar training.

Auckland clinic mooted, as pain management practice expands

Wednesday 06 May 2015, 12:19PM

A Wellington musculoskeletal and pain management practice has expanded to a new site opposite the Beehive and added general practice to the services offered


Extra Coverage

A little extra on hot topics

Keeping tabs on election promises

New Zealand DoctorWednesday 24 September 2014, 11:50AM

Budget 2015

Barbara FountainTuesday 12 May 2015, 11:38AM

Collecting Alliance Leadership Teams

Barbara FountainThursday 28 August 2014, 2:00PM

Ebola outbreak

Ruth BrownTuesday 12 August 2014, 10:07AM

Ballot 2014

NZD TeamMonday 11 August 2014, 12:00AM


Ideas, observations and a few curly questions from invited bloggers

Bill Douglas

Am I a bully? asks Bill

By Bill Douglas Tuesday 02 June 2015, 1:20PM Comments 0
Jim Vause

Pinning down the practice of honesty

By Jim Vause Tuesday 02 June 2015, 10:45AM Comments 0
Suzy McKinney

Living atop a pedestal

By Suzy McKinney Friday 29 May 2015, 11:24AM Comments 0
Barbara Docherty

Medical homes back in vogue but first a few pointers

By Barbara Docherty Thursday 28 May 2015, 11:13AM Comments 0

Launching a Tesla Model S – that’s a car not a coil

Thursday 21 May 2015, 1:50PM Comments 0

That's Interesting

Quirky, intriguing and newsworthy - beyond us on the internet


Featured Video

News, views and more in motion

World Family Doctor Day 2015 - RACGP

Tuesday May 19 was World Family Doctor Day. To celebrate and share the incredible work of GPs, the RACGP ran a social media campaign that asks GPs to state why they chose general practice as a career, using the dedicated hashtag #IchoseGP


Featured Podcast

A collection of podcast interviews, clinical and news items

Primary thinking: Shelley Frost

It's more than a decade since PHOs were established - this could be a good time to review how they work, GPNZ chair Shelley Frost suggests.

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A manual for life: Atul Gawande finds optimism in mortality

A manual for life: Atul Gawande finds optimism in mortalityWednesday 27 May 2015, 11:52AM

Intensive care specialist and occasional blogger David Galler, who is working in Samoa, reflects from tropical climes on his hour in conversation with Atul Gawande at this month’s Auckland Writers Festival

Spun sugar messages, or a case of science doing the talking?

Thursday 14 May 2015, 2:06PM

You won’t yet find populist “sugar is toxic” arguments directly confronted in the industry’s summaries of the science of sugar. Virginia McMillan takes a look

No King hits on Coleman so far

Tuesday 05 May 2015, 4:33PM

Political columnist Peter Wilson finds the Opposition making little headway in scoring hits on the Government’s health record


Poll Blog

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GPs rate themselves fit for purpose as role models

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Latest Reports

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Annual statement of reasonable GP fee increases - 2015/16 update

Sapere Research GroupMonday 18 May 2015, 11:44AM

Whanau Ora: The First Four Years

Office of the Auditor-GeneralWednesday 06 May 2015, 1:47PM

The Impact of Respiratory Disease in NZ: 2014 Update

The Asthma FoundationTuesday 05 May 2015, 11:16AM


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