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Laugh? We'd like to: Summer reading from New Zealand Doctor

Laugh? We'd like to: Summer reading from New Zealand Doctor
Friday 16 December 2016, 1:58PM

The year 2016 is drawing to a close: a rather tumultuous 12 months makes the end more highly anticipated than usual

Invoicing practices for GP2GP delayed as negotiations with PHOs continue

Friday 16 December 2016, 2:51PM

Patients First has delayed invoicing practices for using GP2GP, as negotiations continue with PHOs for alternative pricing models for using the service


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Friday 16 December 2016, 1:15PM

To mark the start of the summer holidays New Zealand Doctor is launching a competition to stimulate the brain cells, as you idle away the days


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Friday 16 December 2016, 11:21AM

Sometimes it can be hard to remember what happened last week, let alone at the beginning of the year


A year of pondering PRIME while rural practices pay the price

Friday 16 December 2016, 11:19AM

New Zealand Doctor’s year started with fears for the long-term future of rural medical emergency services. Ten months later, that scheme remains under review



Un-edited statements from the health sector and beyond

Medicinal Cannabis – harms or benefits? Who decides?

University of Otago, Wellington Monday 16 January 2017, 04:10PM

Epigenetic changes promoting cancer metastasis identified: Otago research,

University of Otago Monday 16 January 2017, 04:07PM

Alcohol is no ordinary commodity – It’s official!

Canterbury DHB Monday 16 January 2017, 03:58PM

Ophthalmologists welcome announcement of funding to clear DHB waiting lists

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists Monday 16 January 2017, 03:21PM

Featured Stories

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On yer bike: One DHB’s push for environmental and health gains

On yer bike: One DHB’s push for environmental and health gainsFriday 16 December 2016, 1:38PM

Valentino Luna Hernandez has a great idea for the 4000 employ­ees of Capital & Coast DHB: bike to work

Disabled by a system: Straw men and getting the short straw

Tuesday 29 November 2016, 2:48PM

As agencies seek to provide more care options for people with disabilities, Wellington correspondent Virginia McMillan finds parents can struggle to get their preferred option

Disjointed: Medicinal cannabis

Thursday 10 November 2016, 4:48PM

Cannabis and its therapeutic use are making headlines, with calls for greater access to the drug and related products. Fiona Thomas looks at what is known about medicinal cannabis and where the current debate falls short


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

From Canterbury to the capital, quake brings reminder to plan

From Canterbury to the capital, quake brings reminder to planFriday 16 December 2016, 1:43PM

Lead health organisations and health workers who have experienced disasters emphasise planning for every eventuality you can think of. Virginia McMillan reports

Optimism and caution around health hub for Mercury Bay as land gifted

Tuesday 06 December 2016, 4:33PM

Plans for an integrated health facility for the Coromandel Peninsula’s Mercury Bay are moving forward, but a local GP is advising caution

When a barefaced liar gets up to no good with your practice accounts

Wednesday 16 November 2016, 1:56PM

The former operations manager at Wanaka Lakes Health Centre was sentenced to prison last month for fraud. Liane Topham-Kindley asks how fraudsters get away with it and what general practices can do to deter them

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Wisdom through the ages

Tuesday 01 November 2016, 3:46PM

Interactive map of practice ownership

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Budget 2016 on 26 May

Keira StephensonWednesday 01 June 2016, 4:17PM

The Zika virus

Ruth BrownTuesday 02 February 2016, 12:11PM

Budget 2015

Barbara FountainTuesday 12 May 2015, 11:38AM


Ideas, observations and a few curly questions from invited bloggers

Rose Bruce

Simple pleasures while saving the world

By Rose Bruce Friday 16 December 2016, 9:47AM Comments 0

SmartHealth, opportunity not threat: Nigel Murray

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Barbara Docherty

The health minister with itchy feet

By Barbara Docherty Thursday 15 December 2016, 12:44PM Comments 0
Barbara Fountain

No wriggle room when English wants to make a difference

By Barbara Fountain Thursday 15 December 2016, 11:35AM Comments 1

Pedant’s rant

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A quiet moment with GP Josephine Herman before the RNZCGP Fellowship Awards

New fellowship recipient Josephine Aumea Herman talks about the often complex career path of Pasifika women through the acedemic and GP and public health world, with one of the people who inspired her to embark on the journey - award presenter and GP Keri Ratima.


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Government’s use of the hold, wash and spin cycles is hurting democracy

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Something is rotten at the heart of the processes that should be ensuring government decisions are transparent, writes Labour’s David Clark


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