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Hint of new measures to come in performance framework

Hint of new measures to come in performance framework
Monday 24 November 2014, 3:28PM

Measures relating to falls, fractures and polypharmacy among elderly patients may be among new IPIF measures

Elderly patient not watched closely despite dementia, fall and deterioration

Monday 24 November 2014, 4:12PM

An elderly patient with dementia went missing from hospital for two hours after staff failed to check him regularly

Consolidated maternity records gaining momentum

Monday 24 November 2014, 3:32PM

Five DHBs will get the ball rolling in introducing a new national maternity IT system

Estimated 400 people die each year from seasonal influenza - study

Monday 24 November 2014, 3:11PM

Estimate of number of deaths caused by influenza is 17 times the official rate

Familiar face in health, Labour’s new deputy

Monday 24 November 2014, 2:25PM

Labour’s health spokesperson and former health minister Annette King is the party’s new deputy leader.



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Pharmac to change how it makes funding decisions

PharmacMonday 24 November 2014, 3:41PM

DHBs roll out new national maternity IT system

Health minister Jonathan ColemanMonday 24 November 2014, 3:37PM

New faces, wise heads in bold Labour line up

The Labour PartyMonday 24 November 2014, 2:36PM

Influenza estimated to kill about 400 New Zealanders each year

University of OtagoMonday 24 November 2014, 2:02PM

Take care with compost - Legionnaire’s rising alarmingly

Canterbury DHBMonday 24 November 2014, 12:22PM

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Being there: Heart-wrenching service on Ebola battleground

Being there: Heart-wrenching service on Ebola battlegroundFriday 21 November 2014, 12:01PM

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

One day in July

Thursday 06 November 2014, 1:15PM

The threat of legal action hangs over all health professionals in the course of their daily work but, when it happens, it can be a traumatic experience. One GP explains to Cliff Taylor what it’s like to live for years under a cloud of litigation

Postcards from the Edge: No funding, no PHO, no reason?

Wednesday 22 October 2014, 4:18PM

Competition can be fierce for capitation funding. But, in south-east Auckland, a large practice that has been a frequent target of complaints from neighbouring practices finds itself shut out by all the local PHOs. Reynald Castaneda charts the history of Community Medical Centre Dannemora using letters, emails and reports obtained under the Official Information Act

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SLH beefs up its offerings for practices in the south

SLH beefs up its offerings for practices in the southFriday 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.

Green Cross Health and Nirvana big players in practice ownership

Thursday 06 November 2014, 1:46PM

Green Cross Health is set to join Nirvana Medical at the forefront of large-scale general practice ownership in New Zealand

Green Cross acquisition gives foot in door of south Island practices

Thursday 23 October 2014, 9:30AM

Green Cross Health (NZX: GXH) announced today that it has signed an agreement to acquire Peak Primary Limited which owns 11 medical centres mainly located throughout the North Island with one in Christchurch.


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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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4 November 2010 - Minister of health Tony Ryall cuts the ribbon at the North Shore's newest co-located accident and medical clinic.

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Mitchell and Webb - Immortal Kids

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Good initiatives, unrealistic expectations and new grads

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Old men in fast cars

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Seeking data on B4 School Checks – does anyone hand it over?

By Bill Douglas Wednesday 19 November 2014, 10:33AM Comments 0

TPPA – be afraid, be vocal

By Martin London Friday 14 November 2014, 11:14AM Comments 0

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ACC’s snub to general practice

ACC’s snub to general practiceFriday 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.

Suspension provides reminder of obligation to undertake CPD

Thursday 06 November 2014, 1:08PM

Steven Lillis is medical advisor for the Medical Council. Here he reflects on the recent suspension of a doctor’s registration and the role of CPD in the road back

Bringing back the medieval guilds

Wednesday 22 October 2014, 4:31PM

What’s the story with the Royal Auckland College of Urgent Care? West Auckland GP Jonathan Simon is mystified over the appearance of the Royal New Zealand College of Urgent Care but convinced the portents are not good

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Springtime lifts spirits but leaves many GPs cold

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Treasury Briefings to Incoming Ministers 2014

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Accident and Medical Review Draft Service Design

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