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More questions than answers in new review on patient portals

More questions than answers in new review on patient portals
Wednesday 17 September 2014, 12:53PM

Unanswered questions on how to integrate patient portals into general practice routines is delaying the system’s success, a Patients First review released this morning says

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Ebola outbreak intensifies as world tries to catch up

Wednesday 17 September 2014, 4:48PM

The US is deploying 3000 military personnel to West Africa to combat the Ebola outbreak, calling for other world leaders to accelerate their own responses

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No rise in GMS claimants says health ministry

Wednesday 17 September 2014, 3:56PM

Early indications show there has not been a flood of new health practitioners claiming the GMS subsidy since it was expanded on 1 July

Tuohy calls for improvement to BOP vaccination rates

Wednesday 17 September 2014, 3:41PM

National immunisation champion Pat Tuohy says vaccination rates are not high enough in the Bay of Plenty

Eye health app wins award

Wednesday 17 September 2014, 11:07AM

An app initially developed as a print resource for GPs has won an award

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Formulary users hits 1 million mark

Associate health minister Peter DunneWednesday 17 September 2014, 4:11PM

Measles outbreak over

Associate Minister of Health Jo GoodhewWednesday 17 September 2014, 4:16PM

BOP vaccination rates just short of national target

Bay of Plenty DHBWednesday 17 September 2014, 3:35PM

New appointments to expanded Ryman board

Ryman HealthcareWednesday 17 September 2014, 2:59PM
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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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Oh dear, it looks like a blubber dump

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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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