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So long, for now, and thanks for all the stories

So long, for now, and thanks for all the stories
Friday 19 December 2014, 9:20AM

Break out the bubbles: The New Zealand Doctor team is heading off for a much-anticipated summer holiday

Chief Ombudsman launches review of OIA after fears of circumvention

Friday 19 December 2014, 11:13AM

The Chief Ombudsman is reviewing how the Official Information Act is handled in the public sector after fears that it is being misused for political reasons

Public meeting will discuss reducing after-hours burden on Waimate GPs

Thursday 18 December 2014, 4:45PM

South Canterbury DHB is holding a public meeting to gauge support for moving Waimate after-hours care from general practice to Timaru Hospital emergency department

New user-friendly resthome audit reports still have too much jargon for lay person –industry expert

Thursday 18 December 2014, 3:51PM

New user-friendly full resthome audit reports went live yesterday but the aged-care industry thinks the reports may contain too much health jargon to be of huge value to the public

It’s official: Under-supply of local GPs means offshore recruits needed

Thursday 18 December 2014, 3:07PM

Immigration New Zealand is keeping “GP” on the long-term skill shortage list



Un-edited statements from the health sector and beyond

Chief Ombudsman launches major review of OIA practices in the public sector

Office of the OmbudsmanFriday 19 December 2014, 11:21AM

Tips for staying safe and healthy this summer

Auckland Regional Public Health ServiceFriday 19 December 2014, 10:12AM

Harm reduced as tobacco left at the border

Customs minister Nicky Wagner and associate health minister Paseta Sam Lotu-ligaFriday 19 December 2014, 10:09AM

Full audits of all rest homes available to public

Associate health minister Peseta Sam Lotu-IigaThursday 18 December 2014, 3:56PM

Waikato DHB puts staff and patients at risk in order to save money

Public Service AssociationThursday 18 December 2014, 1:52PM

Featured Stories

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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


In Business

Business articles from the latest issue of New Zealand Doctor...and more

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.


Extra Coverage

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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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East Tamaki Healthcare is promising more practices in Auckland and maybe beyond

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Barbara Docherty

Who has really been stealing those waiting room magazines?

By Barbara Docherty Thursday 18 December 2014, 12:13PM Comments 0
The film blog

Top 10 Films of 2014

By The film blog Thursday 18 December 2014, 10:28AM Comments 0
The film blog

At the movies: ‘Mr Turner’, ‘The Penguins of Madagascar’ and ‘Nightcrawler’

By The film blog Tuesday 16 December 2014, 10:41AM Comments 0
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If I Was Your Doctor -Justin Bieber, Creepy med school student parody

By Funny bone Monday 15 December 2014, 3:29PM 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

Latest Reports

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PSNZ Pharmacist Services Framework 2014

Pharmaceutical Society of New ZealandTuesday 09 December 2014, 10:31AM

NZ Telehealth Stocktake Report DHBs

NZ Telehealth ForumThursday 04 December 2014, 9:37AM

Treasury Briefings to Incoming Ministers 2014

The TreasuryThursday 13 November 2014, 1:12PM

Accident and Medical Review Draft Service Design

ACCThursday 06 November 2014, 3:17PM

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