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Yersinia outbreak prompts ministry to alert GPs
Thursday 02 October 2014, 12:03PM

Outbreak of gastro infection that mimics appendicitis prompts warning for GPs

GPs for all and salaries to be published under new English contract

Thursday 02 October 2014, 3:03PM

English GP earnings to be published on practice websites under contract changes

Public health service opposes plan to allow health claims on sports drinks

Thursday 02 October 2014, 1:50PM

Auckland health service’s submission to prevent health claims on sports drinks

Take a look at...latest quality and safety markers

Thursday 02 October 2014, 11:53AM

DHBs are doing better at providing care for older patients at risk of falling - latest report from Health Quality and Safety Commission

US travel disarray halts NZ trip for key speaker

Thursday 02 October 2014, 11:41AM

Thousands of flight delays in and out of Chicago have blown the New Zealand travel plans of US anti-smoking activist Jeffrey Wigand

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Un-Doctored

Un-edited statements from the health sector and beyond

Measles at WOW event

Nelson Marlborough DHBThursday 02 October 2014, 3:15PM

Over-the-counter NSAIDs for short-term use

New Zealand Self Medication IndustryThursday 02 October 2014, 2:11PM

Southern DHB kicks off Awareness Campaign

Southern District Health BoardThursday 02 October 2014, 11:24AM

Dialysis patients help themselves to treatment

Waikato District Health Board Thursday 02 October 2014, 11:21AM

Shortland Street storyline reminder of support available

Taranaki District Health Board Thursday 02 October 2014, 11:17AM
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Accidental academic

Accidental academicWednesday 24 September 2014, 3:33PM

From a southern farm to academic leadership in multicultural east Auckland, Ngaire Kerse recounts her journey to Cliff Taylor, and reveals why the life of a humble country GP still holds an allure

Building a future for practice nurses

Wednesday 10 September 2014, 4:52PM

Practice nursing is a more complex job than perhaps was ever intended – and the profession wants to get a handle on the skills, knowledge and qualities now expected of it. Rachel Wattie reports

Health on the home straight

Thursday 28 August 2014, 10:03AM

With the election little more than three weeks away, political parties are jockeying for the inside running. National foreshadowed its health policies in May’s Budget, while Labour largely held its ideas close until its campaign kick-off earlier this month. The Greens have been busy attempting to steal the bigger players’ thunder, while some of the minor parties have been compiling detailed health plans for when, or if, they get a sniff of power. Cliff Taylor looks at what’s on offer

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In Business

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Extension for Wanaka facility as practices continue to grow

Extension for Wanaka facility as practices continue to growWednesday 24 September 2014, 3:28PM

Three years after a multimillion-dollar integrated family health centre opened in Wanaka, construction has begun on a $1 million extension.

Financial advice needed when buying in general practice

Wednesday 10 September 2014, 4:51PM

Finance and running a business were key topics at the GP South CME conference in Dunedin last month. Reynald Castaneda and Reynald Castaneda report on some of the advice

New services as Cromwell aims to become centre of excellence

Thursday 28 August 2014, 9:54AM

Cromwell Medical Centre has purchased a $50,000 ultrasound machine to help it with new initiatives aimed at turning the practice into a centre of excellence. The Central Otago practice’s business manager, Peter Waters, is enthusiastic about GPs pursuing their areas of special interest.

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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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In Nigeria, the Ebola virus has claimed another life, bringing the country’s death toll to three. The victim was a staff member at the Lagos Liaison office of the Economic Community of West African States - CCTV News

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Jim Vause

The impossible dream: Bureaucracy comprehended

By Jim Vause Thursday 02 October 2014, 10:14AM Comments 2
 
Howard Wilson

There's a new infection in town

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Funny bone

Uncle Lucas ('I remember you...') psychiatrist sketch

By Funny bone Monday 29 September 2014, 12:52PM Comments 0
 
Emma Dunning

Little pitchers have big ears

By Emma Dunning Monday 29 September 2014, 10:37AM Comments 0
 

Perfect places for Wellington escapees

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An ordinary GP reflects on prostate screening

An ordinary GP reflects on prostate screeningWednesday 24 September 2014, 3:30PM

I feel the medical profession has dug itself into a hole with the prostate screening issue and doesn’t know how to extricate itself.

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It's goodbye from Tony Ryall, with a few parting shots

Wednesday 10 September 2014, 4:54PM

'We put a lot of effort into delivering results, we’ve sidelined the creation of endless strategies, committees and visions and focused on delivery' After being Opposition health spokesperson for three years and health minister for six, Tony Ryall has just a few weeks left in the job before he hands in his warrant and quits politics for good.

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Primary care rising to the challenge of mental illness

Thursday 28 August 2014, 9:44AM

Mental wellbeing is a fundamental component of health. Lynne Lane explores improvements in New Zealand in recent years in the services and supports available for people with mental illness

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Springtime lifts spirits but leaves many GPs cold

Wednesday 24 September 2014, 3:41PM Comments 0
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Latest Reports

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Medical Council of New Zealand Request for Proposal

Medical Council of New ZealandMonday 22 September 2014, 12:25PM

The Public Hospital Specialist Workforce

ASMSFriday 19 September 2014, 2:08PM

Repairing the 'Leaking Bucket'

ASMSFriday 19 September 2014, 2:00PM

District health boards: Availability and accessibility of after-hours services June 2014

Office of the Auditor-GeneralThursday 11 September 2014, 2:30PM

Our children, our choice: priorities for policy - CPAG

Child Poverty Action GroupTuesday 09 September 2014, 4:16PM
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