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GP returns home to take Whangarei seat with good majority

GP returns home to take Whangarei seat with good majority
Monday 22 September 2014, 12:47PM

Former Whangarei GP Shane Reti has stuck to his promise to stay true to Northland and returned from an overseas job to win a seat in Parliament

Delay in referral leads to late melanoma diagnosis – HDC

Monday 22 September 2014, 3:28PM

A GP failed to act appropriately on a suspicious and recurrent lesion, exposing the patient to unnecessary risk – HDC

Scholarship honouring Zachary Gravatt increases to two $6000 grants next year

Monday 22 September 2014, 1:04PM

A grant honouring a medical student Zachary Gravatt who died from meningococcal septicaemia will go to two recipients from 2015

Ministry crackdown on patients ineligible for subsidised care continues

Monday 22 September 2014, 11:43AM

The Ministry of Health is waiting for 15,000 people to confirm they are eligible to be enrolled with a PHO after a data match showed otherwise

Scottish and New Zealand voters take a similar path: Murdoch

Monday 22 September 2014, 11:11AM

Campbell Murdoch spells out some similarities between the Scottish referendum and NZ election



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Are pregnant women getting enough key nutrients?

Massey UniversityMonday 22 September 2014, 5:27PM

Southern DHB reminding staff to “Get Ready”

Southern DHBMonday 22 September 2014, 1:39PM

Sky lanterns – safety tips

Ministry of Consumer AffairsMonday 22 September 2014, 12:15PM

Registrations are open for the Wellbeing Game 2014!

Mental Health FoundationMonday 22 September 2014, 10:24AM

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Building a future for practice nurses

Building a future for practice nursesWednesday 10 September 2014, 4:52PM

Practice nursing is a more complex job than perhaps was ever intended – and the profession wants to get a handle on the skills, knowledge and qualities now expected of it. Rachel Wattie reports

Health on the home straight

Thursday 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

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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.


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Financial advice needed when buying in general practice

Financial advice needed when buying in general practiceWednesday 10 September 2014, 4:51PM

Finance and running a business were key topics at the GP South CME conference in Dunedin last month. Reynald Castaneda and Reynald Castaneda report on some of the advice

New services as Cromwell aims to become centre of excellence

Thursday 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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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

Equity and child poverty

Ruth BrownTuesday 24 June 2014, 11:21AM

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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Flu, who knew?

By Emma Dunning Monday 22 September 2014, 11:17AM Comments 1
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'Computer says no' - Little Britain

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One Amoxil per day keeps the doctor away

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Alliance members sign on

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It's goodbye from Tony Ryall, with a few parting shots

It's goodbye from Tony Ryall, with a few parting shotsWednesday 10 September 2014, 4:54PM

'We put a lot of effort into delivering results, we’ve sidelined the creation of endless strategies, committees and visions and focused on delivery' After being Opposition health spokesperson for three years and health minister for six, Tony Ryall has just a few weeks left in the job before he hands in his warrant and quits politics for good.

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Primary care rising to the challenge of mental illness

Thursday 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

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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


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

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Medical Council of New Zealand Request for Proposal

Medical Council of New ZealandMonday 22 September 2014, 12:25PM

The Public Hospital Specialist Workforce

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Repairing the 'Leaking Bucket'

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District health boards: Availability and accessibility of after-hours services June 2014

Office of the Auditor-GeneralThursday 11 September 2014, 2:30PM

Our children, our choice: priorities for policy - CPAG

Child Poverty Action GroupTuesday 09 September 2014, 4:16PM

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