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Standards flesh out healthcare home structure amid urgency on funding

Standards flesh out healthcare home structure amid urgency on funding
Friday 24 June 2016, 11:28AM

General practice funding woes could get a better hearing from the Government with more progress in the healthcare home movement, say proponents at a meeting in Hamilton today

Take a look at HQSC's equity explorer

Friday 24 June 2016, 1:37PM

New HQSC graphic tool highlights health inequities across a range of ethnic, socio-economic groups


New treatment set to 'revolutionise' macular degeneration outcomes

Friday 24 June 2016, 9:30AM

Blindness is no longer the inev­itable result of macular degen­eration, says Auckland ophthal­mologist Dianne Sharp


South's roving locum puts down solo practice roots in Central Otago

Friday 24 June 2016, 9:19AM

Southern GP Keith Abbott is bucking the trend toward larg­er practices by moving into solo rural practice


Southern DHB invests more than $2 million in pharmacists and telehealth

Thursday 23 June 2016, 2:09PM

Southern DHB’s commissioners channelling more than $2 million into more clinical pharmacists and equipment for telehealth services in Otago and Southland



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Picture perfect scans for mums and bubs

Capital & Coast DHB Friday 24 June 2016, 04:16PM

CCDHB helps kids get energized

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Patients warned of anaphylaxis during surgery

ANZCA Friday 24 June 2016, 09:18AM

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DYING RIGHT: The quest to care for patients in their final days

DYING RIGHT: The quest to care for patients in their final daysWednesday 22 June 2016, 10:35AM

The end of life is something we all face, but expectations around dying are changing within and outside general practice. Fiona Thomas finds out where the GP fits in palliative care

Practice tectonics: Who owns who in general practice

Thursday 09 June 2016, 11:21AM

There's a small but dynamic market for the purchase of general practices, thanks to networks and corporates. Liane Topham-Kindley maps out recent changes

When the medicines run out: Dealing with drug shortages

Wednesday 25 May 2016, 4:04PM

Pressure is always on for Pharmac to fund new drugs, but it's a struggle to keep up a stock of current ones. Bruce Lee looks into medicine shortages


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South’s well-known roving locum is staying put in Central Otago

South’s well-known roving locum is staying put in Central OtagoWednesday 22 June 2016, 10:33AM

Liane Topham-Kindley finds a locum whose roaming days are over as he sets up a solo practice in Cromwell

Mole check superhero removes fear from mole and skin cancer checks

Wednesday 08 June 2016, 4:57PM

Three years working in Australia was enough to teach Grant Coe that New Zealanders need a change in their laid-back atti­tudes to skin cancer

New integrated health facility for Akaroa one small step closer

Wednesday 25 May 2016, 4:23PM

After years of planning, Canterbury DHB has signalled it is serious about getting a new integrated health facility at Akaroa


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That mythical teamwork approach in general practice

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The games children play – and the bugs that join in with them

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Live and let die

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Mixed scores on the Coleman-meter

Delegates at the 2016 Rotorua GP CME give their views on health minister Jonathan Coleman's speech


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Dave Gerrard on a life in sport and medicine

Renowned sportsman and sports medicine specialist Dave Gerrard talks of his life and career and what health challenges doctors and athletes can expect to face in Rio [podcast: 15.37 mins]

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The games children play – and the bugs that join in with them

The games children play – and the bugs that join in with themWednesday 22 June 2016, 10:39AM

Wellington GP Emma Dunning want her practice to be a happy place for kids coming to visit, but she's on a mission to deal to their freeloaders, the bugs that join in playtime at the practice toy box

Coffee, fairy tales and primary care reality

Wednesday 08 June 2016, 5:19PM

A GP considers life inside and outside the corporate world and where the future lies for primary care

To reveal one’s true self – the key to a long life in general practice?

Wednesday 25 May 2016, 4:19PM

Emma Dunning ponders the wisdom of maintaining a split personality in the doctor's chair


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GPs willing but ill-equipped for mental healthcare role

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Annual statement of reasonable GP fee increases – 2016/17 update

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