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New Pacific clinic on agenda as trust turns away ‘walking unwell’

New Pacific clinic on agenda as trust turns away ‘walking unwell’
Tuesday 02 September 2014, 12:41PM

Plans are underway for a new, extended Pacific practice in Christchurch

Baked goods pay off – for Auckland PHO

Tuesday 02 September 2014, 4:28PM

Incentivising general practices who meet their targets with baked goods appears to have paid off for ProCare PHO

Health dangers lurk as farmyards spring to life

Tuesday 02 September 2014, 4:07PM

Canterbury DHB is warning people to take extra care around calves, lambs and other newborn farm animals

Housing a factor in half of hospital admissions

Tuesday 02 September 2014, 2:09PM

A west Auckland housing action group wants to bring the election housing focus back to basics

Multitude of faults found in MidCentral’s mental health services after deaths

Tuesday 02 September 2014, 12:59PM

Forty-four recommendations for MidCentral DHB after two mental health patients commit suicide



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Cute farm animals can pose real health risks

Canterbury DHBTuesday 02 September 2014, 4:04PM

City whitebaiters need to be cautious this season

Canterbury DHBTuesday 02 September 2014, 4:02PM

Better primary care services for New Zealanders

Health minister Tony RyallTuesday 02 September 2014, 12:49PM

Cervical Screening Awareness Month - prompt for women

Toi Te Ora – Public Health ServiceTuesday 02 September 2014, 9:19AM

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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

Barbara FountainThursday 28 August 2014, 2:00PM

Ebola outbreak

Ruth BrownTuesday 12 August 2014, 10:07AM

Ballot 2014

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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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A little eye trouble, a lot of complaints

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Doctor in Love: 'You're not taking my blood!'

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Remembering a prime minister – book review

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Solo practice and elections; the issues and the realities

By Bill Douglas Monday 01 September 2014, 12:36PM Comments 0

A southern property bubble

By Barbara Fountain Tuesday 19 August 2014, 10:53AM Comments 1

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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

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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

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

Growing Up in New Zealand/University of AucklandMonday 21 July 2014, 2:24PM

Health Quality & Safety Commission Quality & Safety Markers report

Health Quality & Safety Commission Friday 11 July 2014, 11:16AM

Eighth PMMRC report June 2014

Perinatal and Maternal Mortality Review CommitteeWednesday 02 July 2014, 12:00AM

Capitation payments from 1 July 2014

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