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Whanau ora and iwi to invest in first low-cost practice for Dunedin

Whanau ora and iwi to invest in first low-cost practice for Dunedin
Monday 30 March 2015, 1:48PM

South Island iwi Ngai Tahu is planning an integrated family health centre for South Dunedin

Poor consult and transfer of records contributes to patient death

Monday 30 March 2015, 4:31PM

A GP whose patient died after he misguidedly advised him to stop taking warfarin has breached the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights

Exorbitant surgeon’s fees prompt college action to protect the public

Monday 30 March 2015, 2:29PM

Royal Australasian College of Surgeons today issues an information sheet to help patients avoid surgeons’ excessive fees

Te Awamutu GP talks sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll

Monday 30 March 2015, 10:04AM

Te Awamutu GP Liza Lack has some advice on how GPs can talk about sex, drugs and risky behaviour during consultations.

Medical Council election results announced, voter turnout low

Friday 27 March 2015, 3:58PM

The Medical Council has announced its election winners today

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Thursday 05 March 2015, 1:21PM

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Southern practices join up for free business services network

Thursday 19 February 2015, 12:13PM

The majority of Otago and Southland general practices have signed up to the new Southern Clinical Network, South Link Health’s latest development offering business services to general practices at no cost.

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Andrew I always find your comments so abrasive. As chair of MCNZ I think you are responsible for di...anonymous on Medical Council election results announced, voter turnout low
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The contract that keeps on taking: Zero hours for zero pay (1)

The contract that keeps on taking: Zero hours for zero pay (1)Friday 20 March 2015, 1:40PM

Zero-hour contracts, where the employer does not have to offer work but conversely the employee does not have to accept it, may be upon us.

MOOC your way to happiness on internet highway of knowledge

Thursday 05 March 2015, 1:32PM

Imagine a classroom of 30,000 students from all corners of the world. From the small Hawke’s Bay town of Wairoa, GP Ron Janes is tapping into a worldwide phenomenon providing its users with knowledge and education on a vast range of subjects and specialties. He explains his search for happiness.

Cardboard cut-out specialists can’t cover holes in services

Thursday 19 February 2015, 12:05PM

By 2021, DHBs will be struggling on several hundred fewer hospital specialists than the Australian benchmark suggests will be needed, writes Ian Powell.

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