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Highly experienced doctors more likely to attract complaints

Highly experienced doctors more likely to  attract complaints
Wednesday 22 February 2017, 12:58PM

Most complaints about medical practitioners in recent years have concerned doctors with 20–40 years’ experience, an HDC report shows

Medical Council office closed after tests reveal it needs strengthening work

Wednesday 22 February 2017, 5:27PM

The Medical Council office on The Terrace in Wellington has been closed for earthquake strengthening, after the discovery of serious issues with the building it is housed in


New video series to clear confusion about training nurse practitioners

Wednesday 22 February 2017, 4:27PM

A series of videos developed by the College of Nurses Aotearoa is aiming to make clear what training a nurse practitioner involves


Private provider backs itself, gets other investors on board with mental health

Wednesday 22 February 2017, 12:36PM

Private-sector investment rather than a fee-for-service Government contract is behind the newest intervention in mental health


Why sitting is not the 'new smoking'

Wednesday 22 February 2017, 9:22AM

Sitting has been branded the “new smoking” for its supposed public health risks, especially for people with sit-down office jobs



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How well are we recovering?

AUT University Wednesday 22 February 2017, 03:32PM

Settlement of NZRDA MECA reached

NZRDA Wednesday 22 February 2017, 01:27PM

Canterbury Health System clocks up one million electronic referrals

Canterbury DHB Tuesday 21 February 2017, 04:11PM

Flu Kit and vaccine on way

Immunisation Advisory Centre Tuesday 21 February 2017, 03:39PM

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Canterbury gets healthy dose of the Gullery factor – trust

Canterbury gets healthy dose of the Gullery factor – trustThursday 16 February 2017, 10:30AM

Carolyn Gullery has had 10 years shaking things up at Canterbury DHB. Liane Topham-Kindley talks to the "energiser bunny" who is both a successful health bureaucrat and an unlikely one

DHBs vigilant for cyber threats

Thursday 02 February 2017, 11:17AM

The health sector’s ever-growing use of IT poses a risk of security breaches, which can unwittingly result in the release of private information. New Zealand Doctor asked the country’s DHBs how many attempts at email breaches they have encountered, how many breaches occurred and what lessons were learnt

On yer bike: One DHB’s push for environmental and health gains

Friday 16 December 2016, 1:38PM

Valentino Luna Hernandez has a great idea for the 4000 employ­ees of Capital & Coast DHB: bike to work


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Who’s getting what? MAS on pay and commission trends in 315 practices

Who’s getting what? MAS on pay and commission trends in 315 practicesThursday 16 February 2017, 10:34AM

GP-owned practices are paying their salaried GPs between $181,000 and $190,000 a year, the latest survey from insurer and business adviser MAS shows

Practice managers’ eagle eyes for detail show scope for a better 2017

Thursday 02 February 2017, 11:36AM

Liane Topham-Kindley asked the Practice Managers and Administrators Association of New Zealand (PMAANZ) executive about their wishes for the new year. What three things would they change about general practice or practice management? The managers’ responses reveal strongly held views – and big gaps and inefficiencies in the system

From Canterbury to the capital, quake brings reminder to plan

Friday 16 December 2016, 1:43PM

Lead health organisations and health workers who have experienced disasters emphasise planning for every eventuality you can think of. Virginia McMillan reports


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Wisdom through the ages

Tuesday 01 November 2016, 3:46PM

Interactive map of practice ownership

Fiona ThomasWednesday 10 August 2016, 12:11PM

Budget 2016 on 26 May

Keira StephensonWednesday 01 June 2016, 4:17PM

The Zika virus

Ruth BrownTuesday 02 February 2016, 12:11PM

Budget 2015

Barbara FountainTuesday 12 May 2015, 11:38AM


Singing, speaking, shouting – opinions, ideas and musings


Clinicians shamed when systems oft to blame

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A few words

Being an actor and theatre director is like being a GP

By A few words Tuesday 21 February 2017, 3:01PM Comments 0
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More needling on acupuncture

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Quotable quotes

That's outrageous

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Testing snorkelling skills and empirical knowledge in Vanuatu

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Employing - an NP intern

GP David Ayling from Youth One Stop Shop talks about how to smooth the path when employing an NP intern and make it a beneficial experience for everyone

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Look after the happiness, the weight will follow?

Look after the happiness, the weight will follow?Thursday 16 February 2017, 10:36AM

Wellington GP Emma Dunning has been exercising her compassion and her brain in search of a healthy approach to weight (and the excess of it)

‘Enough is enough’, primary care demands real action on funding

Thursday 02 February 2017, 11:56AM

Warkworth GP and NZMA GP Council chair Kate Baddock tells it like it is for funding in general practice

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Christmas wish list. In the profane manner of one overtrumped

Friday 16 December 2016, 1:53PM

Taranaki GP and first-time DHB board member Rose Bruce has an eclectic Christmas wish list


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Medicinal cannabis well on GPs' horizons

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Latest Reports

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An Integrated Health Care Framework for Pharmacists and Doctors - draft

The Pharmaceutical Society and the NZMAFriday 03 February 2017, 2:49PM

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