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No surgery silver bullet for New Zealand's obesity epidemic - GP

No surgery silver bullet for New Zealand's obesity epidemic - GP
Friday 30 January 2015, 1:37PM

More weight-loss surgery for the morbidly obese will not solve our health problems, says an Auckland GP

First of South Link’s new centres opens in Invercargill

Friday 30 January 2015, 3:00PM

The first of South Link Health’s new purpose-built medical centres opened for business in Invercargill last week

Cost of bowel cancer treatment to rise to more than $100 million by 2026, study finds

Friday 30 January 2015, 2:44PM

A study predicts healthcare costs to treat bowel cancer will rise dramatically by 2026 because of the ageing population

Integration top task for Tomic as he moves from Midlands to Waikato DHB

Friday 30 January 2015, 10:24AM

Former medical director at Midlands Health Network, Damian Tomic, says integration will be his top priority as he steps into a new role at Waikato DHB next week

Study suggests new hope for sufferers of strokes, brain injuries and disease

Thursday 29 January 2015, 1:31PM

Auckland University researchers have identified creatine supplements as a possible treatment for neurological problems



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New Christchurch child cancer facility opens

Friday 30 January 2015, 3:23PM

Prescription for Auckland’s public health

Auckland Regional Public Health ServiceFriday 30 January 2015, 9:20AM

Laboratory specialists oppose privatisation of Wellington hospital labs

The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS)Thursday 29 January 2015, 2:58PM

Media release from Médecins Sans Frontières

Médecins Sans FrontièresThursday 29 January 2015, 2:45PM

The latest New Zealand Medical Journal is out tomorrow

NZMAThursday 29 January 2015, 1:59PM

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Malloy hails ‘turning point’ in long GP workforce recovery

Malloy hails ‘turning point’ in long GP workforce recoveryThursday 18 December 2014, 11:47AM

The past year has been a turning point for the future of the general practice workforce, RNZCGP president Tim Malloy says.

The chilling effect - Silencing healthy debate

Thursday 04 December 2014, 1:37PM

The use of guerrilla style PR tactics to stop doctors, nurses and public health researchers speaking publicly on issues is not new; it’s just getting meaner. Virginia McMillan talks to veterans of the “public stoush” who urge their colleagues not to remain silent when it is important to speak up

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Being there: Heart-wrenching service on Ebola battleground

Friday 21 November 2014, 12:01PM

A New Zealand-trained nurse talks to Virginia McMillan about caring for Ebola patients in Liberia


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Ngai Tahu Property big investor in new $7.5 million IFHC for Akaroa

Ngai Tahu Property big investor in new $7.5 million IFHC for AkaroaThursday 18 December 2014, 11:41AM

A community-owned and operated integrated family health centre is being developed in Akaroa with Ngai Tahu Property initially investing $5.75 million in the $7.5 million facility.

Telemedicine: A difficult proposal for primary care to implement

Thursday 04 December 2014, 2:00PM

Telemedicine is gaining momentum in DHBs, but primary care is lagging behind as it has a lot of barriers to overcome, Telehealth Forum chair John Garrett says.

SLH beefs up its offerings for practices in the south

Friday 21 November 2014, 12:13PM

South Link Health is giving GP members the opportunity to buy shares in its new property syndicate that develops and owns new medical centres.


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Keeping tabs on election promises

New Zealand DoctorWednesday 24 September 2014, 11:50AM

Collecting Alliance Leadership Teams

Barbara FountainThursday 28 August 2014, 2:00PM

Ebola outbreak

Ruth BrownTuesday 12 August 2014, 10:07AM

Ballot 2014

NZD TeamMonday 11 August 2014, 12:00AM

Equity and child poverty

Ruth BrownTuesday 24 June 2014, 11:21AM

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Cries of the farmer go unheard

By Barbara Docherty Thursday 29 January 2015, 1:17PM Comments 2
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At the movies: Ranking the January releases

By The film blog Thursday 29 January 2015, 12:30PM Comments 0
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Computer heaven. A fairy tale

By Jim Vause Wednesday 28 January 2015, 2:25PM Comments 0
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Scrubs: When JD goes to Disneyland without Turk

By Funny bone Tuesday 27 January 2015, 12:22PM Comments 0

Affability but no shortage of politics at practice opening

By Virginia McMillan Monday 01 December 2014, 2:01PM Comments 0

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Nervous time for NGOs fearing consequences of speaking out

Nervous time for NGOs fearing consequences of speaking outThursday 18 December 2014, 11:38AM

Virginia McMillan checks the temperature of the NGO sector for any sign of a ‘chilling effect’

Early days for select committee with new mix of members

Thursday 04 December 2014, 12:44PM

Parliament’s Health Select Committee has undergone significant post-election changes. Five members have departed, including its chair Paul Hutchison and his deputy Jian Yang.

ACC’s snub to general practice

Friday 21 November 2014, 11:52AM

ACC recently undertook some feedback sessions on its proposed new funding scheme for A&M clinics and is looking at extending its role to include rehabilitation from injuries as well.


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'Psychiatrist’ tops the list of roles GPs wouldn’t relish

Thursday 18 December 2014, 12:35PM Comments 0

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PSNZ Pharmacist Services Framework 2014

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