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On eve of rollout, fears under-funding may restrict hep C treatment

On eve of rollout, fears under-funding may restrict hep C treatment
Friday 30 September 2016, 3:20PM

The RNZCGP fears under-funding threatens a ground-breaking hepatitis C treatment even as GPs prepare to start prescribing it from tomorrow

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ProCare keen to see practices use quality management software

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Auckland PHO ProCare wants its practices to use an Australian quality management system, Logiqc, after seeing its benefits first hand


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Extra funding to ensure the sustainability of the national rural medical emergency and accident service is unlikely, with the current review being considered within the existing funding envelope


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