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Auckland PHOs quit Homecare Medical for after-hours teletriage

Auckland PHOs quit Homecare Medical for after-hours teletriage
Wednesday 26 October 2016, 1:34PM

Three PHOs are quitting Homecare Medical as their provider of after-hours telephone triage, amid the collapse of an Auckland regional approach to the service

My patient has died - call the coroner?

Wednesday 26 October 2016, 11:23AM

PRACTICE: The Coroners Amendment Act came into effect on 22 July 2016 and has changed the process for reporting hospital deaths


GP academic tackles half marathon to fund researchers on elder health study

Wednesday 26 October 2016, 10:47AM

GP academic Ngaire Kerse will be running for research this weekend, when she takes part in the Auckland half marathon


ACC increases provider payments by 2.22 per cent towards treatment costs

Wednesday 26 October 2016, 10:27AM

ACC will increase payments to health providers by just over two per cent from 1 December


The power of cold calling and door stopping: Old hat advice for jobseekers

Wednesday 26 October 2016, 10:00AM

Wellington GP and New Zealand Doctor columnist Emma Dunning got her first GP job 16 years ago, thanks to showing up in person



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Cost-effectiveness of Herceptin for breast cancer

University of Otago Wednesday 26 October 2016, 12:12PM

Low nicotine cigarettes could help achieve Smokefree goal

University of Auckland Wednesday 26 October 2016, 08:50AM

ACC to increase contribution to cost of treatment 

ACC Tuesday 25 October 2016, 02:20PM

National enrolment service roll-out on target

Health minister Jonathan Coleman Tuesday 25 October 2016, 02:19PM

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Unscripted: $40 million problem of wasted medicines

Unscripted: $40 million problem of wasted medicinesWednesday 12 October 2016, 3:52PM

In an ideal world, patients would be prescribed the correct amount of medications and would complete their courses. Unused drugs would not be flushed down the toilet, wasting precious health dollars and creating potential environmental problems. New Zealand Doctor reporter Bruce Lee investigates what lies behind medicines wastage and what is being done about it

Shutter bugs A family ‘love’ story

Thursday 29 September 2016, 9:01AM

Kawerau GP Tony Whitehead is a finalist in The New Zealand Geographic Photographer of the Year award. An exhibition showcasing the images of the 47 finalists finishes in Christchurch at the end of this month and will head north to Auckland next month, before the winners are announced

Counting costs: Saving sense

Thursday 15 September 2016, 12:03PM

Find $700 million worth of savings in five years, then health minister Tony Ryall told a new government agency, Health Benefits Ltd, in 2010. But one of the first moves of his successor Jonathan Coleman was to jettison HBL. In its place arose NZ Health Partnerships Ltd. Virginia McMillan examines progress made on streamlining the life and times of the country’s DHBs


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The ABC of how to increase financial returns for practice owners

The ABC of how to increase financial returns for practice ownersMonday 03 October 2016, 2:04PM

How much should practice owners earn, and how do we go about increasing our incomes?

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Online practice accreditation tool adapted from education reviews

Tuesday 20 September 2016, 3:13PM

A school-based organisation programme has been the inspiration for a new online system to help practices get organised for Cornerstone and Foundation Standard accreditation

New premises provide room to grow for Wellington practice in fire aftermath

Wednesday 07 September 2016, 1:43PM

New premises for Ora Toa Poneke Medical Centre after a fire in June are taking shape near the Basin Reserve in Wellington


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Interactive map of practice ownership

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Bottoms up for baby boomers

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Imperfect logic in how we treat self-limiting flu-like illness

Imperfect logic in how we treat self-limiting flu-like illnessThursday 13 October 2016, 2:51PM

Emma Dunning finds herself prescribing rest without quite knowing why and sending people away with paracetamol because at least it’s not an antibiotic

What could have gone wrong? Water disaster inquiry needs systems approach

Thursday 29 September 2016, 5:06PM

The water contamination crisis in Hawke’s Bay was a symptom of a bigger problem to be found in local government’s attitude to water and its health implications. Don Matheson and Greg Oliver comment

Greater awareness of benefits of organ donation needed

Thursday 15 September 2016, 11:58AM

NZMA GP Council chair Kate Baddock looks at the issues arising as the Financial Assistance for Live Organ Donors Bill reaches its select committee stage


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GPs keen to curb use of antibiotics, but carry on prescribing them

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