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Premature deaths from mental ill-health costing NZ $3.1 billion a year

Premature deaths from mental ill-health costing NZ $3.1 billion a year
Thursday 05 May 2016, 4:04PM

Mental health outcome disparities cost New Zealand $3.1 billion annually, according to Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists

Court date set for dispute with MoH as international midwife day celebrated

Thursday 05 May 2016, 2:36PM

The College of Midwives will go to court on 15 August in a fight with the Ministry of Health over pay, meanwhile – International Day of the Midwife is being celebrated


Take a look at…college consultation on fewer vision tests for drivers

Thursday 05 May 2016, 1:36PM

The college of GPs is canvassing doctors’ views on a proposal to reduce the number of eyesight tests needed to gain a driver licence


Pharmacy ownership to be open to all 'fit and proper' people

Thursday 05 May 2016, 12:15PM

Government discussion papers confirm the powers-that-be are going ahead with plans to scrap current rules around pharmacy ownership


Health administrator a winner with Leicester’s shock victory

Wednesday 04 May 2016, 3:32PM

Plenty of Kiwis are excited about the fact that underdogs Leicester City won English football’s Premier League, among them a Dunedin health administrator



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Two new leaders for College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA)

The Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists Thursday 05 May 2016, 09:04AM

High cost to delirium after surgery

Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists Thursday 05 May 2016, 08:52AM

ProCare appoints new CFO and Head of Corporate Services

ProCare Health Wednesday 04 May 2016, 04:20PM

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Doctor Quin, Northland’s medicine woman and farmer

Doctor Quin, Northland’s medicine woman and farmerWednesday 27 April 2016, 3:31PM

Tanya Quin inhabits two worlds in the winterless north. She's a GP and a dairy farmer...

Richard Cox: A GP life carved in Granity

Wednesday 13 April 2016, 11:45AM

Many years after moving on, the memory of practice in the West Coast town of Granity remains strong for retired GP Richard Cox

Board walking and talking: DHB denizen gives the low-down

Thursday 31 March 2016, 11:55AM

Lynda Williams is a self-described DHB junkie. She’s been attending DHB meetings in the Auckland region since the mid-80s – a witness to the changes and also repeated mistakes of a health system grown increasingly complex and focused on money


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Fire-damaged practice samples motel room living without needing to pack a bag

Fire-damaged practice samples motel room living without needing to pack a bagWednesday 27 April 2016, 3:37PM

Fire-damaged Auckland practice Four Kauris has been operating out of a motel since last June

Entrepreneurial expat GP returns home to offer hard-won advice

Thursday 31 March 2016, 12:13PM

Auckland GP Bashir Ahmed has ben providing business advice in Bangladesh


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The Zika virus

Ruth BrownTuesday 02 February 2016, 12:11PM

Budget 2015

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Collecting Alliance Leadership Teams

Barbara FountainThursday 28 August 2014, 2:00PM

Ebola outbreak

Ruth BrownTuesday 12 August 2014, 10:07AM


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Thinking beyond, but for, general practice

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Masking the darker side

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What is it?

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They said it: VLCA is the villain, but how can it be caught and tamed?

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Cow cocky’s day out

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The surprisingly dramatic role of nutrition in mental health

Clinical psychologist Julia Rucklidge of the University of Canterbury gives a TED talk on how micronutrients can dramatically improve mental health problems including PTSD and stress associated with Christchurch earthquakes

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The fundamental problem is not VLCA but the failure to properly fund primary care from taxes. The Mi...Pat McIntosh on They said it: VLCA is the villain, but how can it be caught and tamed?
Good points Bryan, however underlying this whole situation is the lack of value DHBs, ACC and MoH pl...Keith Blayney (GP) on They said it: VLCA is the villain, but how can it be caught and tamed?
Have a look at the Encyclopaedia of NZ clip from TVNZ from 1996 about under 6 fees . ACC...Bill Douglas on They said it: VLCA is the villain, but how can it be caught and tamed?
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Being led up the HealthPathway

Being led up the HealthPathwayWednesday 27 April 2016, 3:45PM

Emma Dunning gets lost down a HealthPathways rabbit hole

GPs look to ‘zero hours’ law for some help with on-call blues

Thursday 14 April 2016, 9:37AM

GPs have something in common with fast-food workers, NZMA GP Council chair Kate Baddock finds

Red taffeta curtains look nervous as Dr Emma plans for reunion

Thursday 31 March 2016, 12:06PM

Emma Dunning's med school class reunion is coming up. This impending milestone has raised a number of monsters from the deep


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Sour on obesity, GPs at odds with Coleman over sugar tax

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Latest Reports

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NZ Health Strategy: Road Map

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NZ Health Strategy: Future Direction

Ministry of HealthTuesday 19 April 2016, 10:47AM

Expert Panel Final Report Investing in New Zealand’s Children and their Families

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