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Former 'rural' practices get lifeline from alliances

Former 'rural' practices get lifeline from alliances
Thursday 24 July 2014, 10:02AM

Local health alliances have begun helping out practices that no longer qualify as rural under the Government’s new funding model

New Zealand needs new asthma guidelines, says Asthma Foundation

Thursday 24 July 2014, 4:01PM

The Asthma Foundation wants a new set of New Zealand-specific asthma guidelines to replace the current ones which are more than 10 years old

Call to extend free GP visits to under 18s – CPAG

Thursday 24 July 2014, 2:39PM

Free GP visits should be extended to all New Zealanders under 18 years because co-payments remain a barrier to good health outcomes for this age group, the Child Poverty Action Group says

Waitemata and Southland record highest rates of flu

Thursday 24 July 2014, 12:53PM

Waitemata and Southland GPs had the highest rates nationwide of consultations for flu-like illnesses last week

HISO seeks feedback on information-sharing standards

Thursday 24 July 2014, 11:49AM

A draft describing new health information standards, which aims to improve how clinical documents are shared, has been released for public comment



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High cost of GP visits still a barrier for older children

Child Poverty Action GroupThursday 24 July 2014, 3:40PM

World Breastfeeding Week in the Bay

Bay of Plenty DHBThursday 24 July 2014, 2:01PM

Asthma Foundation to fund New Zealand asthma guidelines

Asthma FoundationThursday 24 July 2014, 11:35AM

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A royal engagement: Urgent care doctors arise

A royal engagement: Urgent care doctors ariseThursday 17 July 2014, 10:39AM

Silverware was brought out and fine wine was on tap at Government House in Auckland last month, to celebrate the Royal New Zealand College of Urgent Care’s new status. But the red carpet hasn’t always been rolled out for this new breed of healthcare professionals. Reynald Castaneda looks back at the genesis of urgent care doctors and looks ahead to what new challenges await

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Motor mightier than microbe - Danger on foreign roads

Wednesday 02 July 2014, 1:36PM

In New Zealand, about 600 road accidents in 2013 resulting in death or injury were caused by foreign tourists. The statistic became particularly well announced over the recent Queen’s Birthday weekend when four of the six deaths during the holiday were caused by tourists

The South Canterbury experiment: no PHO, no fear

Wednesday 18 June 2014, 1:52PM

PHOs were set up to fund and support primary healthcare services. But for the past four years, in a little corner of the country, those services have run without a PHO. Southern correspondent Liane Topham-Kindley investigates the South Canterbury experiment


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E-enrolment design to be revealed in coming months

E-enrolment design to be revealed in coming monthsThursday 17 July 2014, 10:59AM

Details on how e-enrolments will work behind the scenes are set to be revealed in the coming months.

Solo GP practice still not a goldmine when selling

Wednesday 02 July 2014, 1:22PM

The business of general practice was a focus for several speakers at the Rotorua GP CME last month.

Feilding GPs get integrated ahead of construction work

Wednesday 18 June 2014, 1:47PM

Feilding GPs expect the town’s long-planned integrated family health centre can now be completed by late next year


Extra Coverage

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Equity and child poverty

Ruth BrownTuesday 24 June 2014, 11:21AM

Ballot 2014

Amanda CameronMonday 07 April 2014, 11:15AM

Collecting Alliance Leadership Teams

Barbara FountainWednesday 02 April 2014, 12:00AM

Budget 2014

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A new performance and incentive programme

Barbara FountainThursday 31 October 2013, 5:01PM

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The “video doctor service” at Matakana Island’s Te Awanui Hauora has been running since late 2013. This short video shows how it works from a patient's viewpoint.


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Sometimes a complete change of game plan is the only option

Sometimes a complete change of game plan is the only optionThursday 17 July 2014, 10:44AM

It’s winter and ambivalent rugby fan David Galler finds himself reflecting on a famous test match and the lessons it holds for our health system.

Nanny state debate? Bring it on, says Green Party’s Hague

Wednesday 02 July 2014, 1:30PM

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Ten patients I view differently after my own pregnancy

Wednesday 18 June 2014, 1:55PM

Joanna Strom is about to embark on GPEP2 after a period of maternity leave. She reflects on her newly acquired knowledge


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GPs follow specialists’ requests despite risks

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Growing Up in New Zealand Vulnerability Report 1

Growing Up in New Zealand/University of AucklandMonday 21 July 2014, 2:24PM

Health Quality & Safety Commission Quality & Safety Markers report

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Eighth PMMRC report June 2014

Perinatal and Maternal Mortality Review CommitteeWednesday 02 July 2014, 12:00AM

Capitation payments from 1 July 2014

Ministry of HealthTuesday 24 June 2014, 12:18PM

Growing Up in New Zealand: the First Two Years

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