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88% of practices linked to enrolment service, but stumbling block arises

88% of practices linked to enrolment service, but stumbling block arises
Tuesday 28 February 2017, 5:10PM

Profile practice management systems are proving a stumbling block to the Ministry of Health’s National Enrolment Service

Country doctors head to Parliament to demand more rural resources

Tuesday 28 February 2017, 4:04PM

The Government is going to have to put more resources into rural health and social services if it wants the sector to thrive


The day I zipped my lips and let my patients talk

Tuesday 28 February 2017, 10:49AM

A New York-based doctor gets her stopwatch out to find out what happens if she lets her patients run on without interruption


Let the debate begin on medical trials without patients' consent

Tuesday 28 February 2017, 9:16AM

Researchers and lawyers worry about legal restrictions around consent for research on unconscious people – while the public seems horrified this can happen at all


Registered nurses step onto last rung to gain right to prescribe within team

Monday 27 February 2017, 4:27PM

Registered nurse prescribers are one step closer this month with the prescribing practicum now available at four training institutes



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Pharma company gives up on Pharmac – Gives drug free to NZ patients

Lysosomal Disease New Zealand Tuesday 28 February 2017, 01:48PM

Poor retention rates for overseas-trained doctors in NZ

ASMS Tuesday 28 February 2017, 12:38PM

Geneva Healthcare’s seventh annual cruise the bays event

Geneva Healthcare Tuesday 28 February 2017, 12:27PM

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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

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Rifling through the toolbox for GP-ready skills

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Ancient Chinese wisdom for sorting out Health NZ

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Meet Olivia, she's almost real

By Barbara Docherty Friday 24 February 2017, 10:22AM Comments 0

Clinicians shamed when systems oft to blame

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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?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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