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No free under-13s visits for Blenheim practices struggling with capacity

No free under-13s visits for Blenheim practices struggling with capacity
Monday 29 June 2015, 3:51PM

At least two Blenheim practices will not be offering free visits for under-13s

Man dying on the floor but hospital staff thought he was sleeping

Tuesday 30 June 2015, 9:46AM

Health and Disability Commissioner finds Canterbury DHB and three nurses in breach of the code of rights on numerous grounds

Unnoticed patient history leads to erroneous prescription – HDC

Monday 29 June 2015, 4:32PM

A GP has been criticised for not digging into the medical notes of a patient with a history of renal failure after the man was prescribed diclofenac in two separate consultations

‘Ridiculous personal attacks’ nothing to do with Rich’s withdrawal from HPA board - spokesperson

Monday 29 June 2015, 2:33PM

Public health activists attacked as Katherine Rich withdraws from Health Promotion Agency board

Crisis alert: More than half of South Canterbury's GPs due to retire in five years

Monday 29 June 2015, 10:21AM

If retiring doctors are not replaced South Canterbury will have a major medical workforce crisis within a decade, a workforce survey reveals



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Sharing raw patient information presents potentially serious risks

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Implementing Medicines New Zealand 2015 to 2020 - the Medicines Strategy Action Plan

Associate minister of health Peter Dunne Monday 29 June 2015, 09:24AM

New Auckland maternal mental health service

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"I'm no bureaucrat" - Behind the scenes with Chai Chuah

'I'm no bureaucrat' - Behind the scenes with Chai ChuahWednesday 24 June 2015, 3:28PM

Director-general Chai Chuah occupies arguably the most influential job in the New Zealand health system, but growing up he always wanted to be a clerk

Parnell popular hive for bees

Wednesday 10 June 2015, 1:57PM

Former Balmoral Doctors GP David Addis is all abuzz about the honeyed delights of backyard beekeeping

Home sweet health care home - Seeking a future place for general practice

Wednesday 27 May 2015, 11:47AM

Key people in primary care believe the future of general practice is to centre itself at the heart of a “health care home”. Virginia McMillan asks what this might mean

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Discovering meaning in numbers and reducing health inequalities

Discovering meaning in numbers and reducing health inequalitiesWednesday 24 June 2015, 3:58PM

Karo Data Management’s tag line, “making data meaningful”, is not just a marketing gimmick for owner-director Susan Iversen

New Houston Medical owner details marketing push in New Zealand

Wednesday 10 June 2015, 2:04PM

Houston Medical is scheduled for a major marketing push in the next 12 months, under the new leadership of former Australian GP Frank Pyefinch

Equal pay for equal work?

Wednesday 27 May 2015, 11:57AM

In a recent blog Wellington GP Emma Dunning takes close look at the RNZCGP’s 2014 Workforce Survey and finds some interesting comparisons


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GPs discuss pros and pitfalls of practice ownership over dinner

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Mitchell & Webb: Doctor pranksters

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When you're barely hanging on...

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Why CVD is losing its mojo

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Fly my pretty

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Alliancing in need of stocktake, as progress varies nationwide

Alliancing in need of stocktake, as progress varies nationwideWednesday 24 June 2015, 3:42PM

NZ Rural General Practice Network chair Sharon Hansen thinks it’s time the sector did a stocktake on progress with alliancing

Malaysia gets serious about tourism with medical perks abundant

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Journalist Reynald Castaneda goes along to a tourism promotion with a healthcare twist

A manual for life: Atul Gawande finds optimism in mortality

Wednesday 27 May 2015, 11:52AM

Intensive care specialist and occasional blogger David Galler, who is working in Samoa, reflects from tropical climes on his hour in conversation with Atul Gawande at this month’s Auckland Writers Festival


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Many GPs still chafing over poor specialist access

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