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Tell-all transparency sought to show who gets cash from industry

Tell-all transparency sought to show who gets cash from industry
Friday 27 March 2015, 9:43AM

Doctors in the US can have their every industry-paid lunch, conference attendance and consulting fee exposed to the public gaze. Today, a call is made for similar openness in New Zealand

Medical Council election results announced, voter turnout low

Friday 27 March 2015, 3:58PM

The Medical Council has announced its election winners today

Take a look at… Red Cross workers trying to educate the people of Guinea in the face of overwhelming hostility and scepticism

Friday 27 March 2015, 2:21PM

Ebola workers are needed but not always welcomed in Guinea

Six Kiwi medics join relief effort in Vanuatu

Friday 27 March 2015, 2:05PM

Two doctors and four nurses have arrived on the island of Epi to care for villagers affected by Cyclone Pam

E-cigs a safer bet, research claims

Friday 27 March 2015, 11:10AM

E-cigarettes are a safer option than conventional cigarettes because they have less nicotine and toxins per puff, research claims



Un-edited statements from the health sector and beyond

Heart help at the click of a mouse

The Heart FoundationFriday 27 March 2015, 12:29PM

eReferral system rolled out across South Island

health minister Jonathan ColemanFriday 27 March 2015, 10:45AM

Podiatry service saves lives, and limbs

Midlands Health NetworkFriday 27 March 2015, 10:20AM

Lorraine Downes says host a brekkie for cancer research

Pink RibbonFriday 27 March 2015, 9:27AM

Featured Stories

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Northland: Road trip through a land of poverty and plenty

Northland: Road trip through a land of poverty and plentyFriday 20 March 2015, 10:29AM

Northland really is another country. From the moment you reach the crest of the tortuous road up the Brynderwyns and see the Whangarei Heads nosing out into Bream Bay and the uncountable bush-clad volcanic hills stretching into the hazy distance beyond, you know you are in for an adventure.

Learning to listen in the school of hard knocks

Thursday 05 March 2015, 1:21PM

GP Graeme Fenton has spent his career working in the small, impoverished Northland town of Moerewa. Next year, his practice will join a new integrated family health centre in Kawakawa, signalling the end of an era for the GP and his patients. Dr Fenton recounts to Cliff Taylor his experience of looking behind the reputation of a tough town to find a big-hearted community in need of care.

A - Z of Health sector bodies

Thursday 19 February 2015, 4:35PM

We have endeavoured to provide useful contact details for, at the very least, the chief executive officer and/or the chair of the organisations. For most membership organisations, this is straightforward. Additional details of representatives are also provided as members may want to contact local reps.


In Business

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

The ultimate marathon: Building a general practice takes fortitude

The ultimate marathon: Building a general practice takes fortitudeFriday 20 March 2015, 2:10PM

MAS fields fire over damage claims four years after the quakes

Thursday 05 March 2015, 1:39PM

The Medical Assurance Society is fielding fire from policy holders and building professionals in Canterbury about its handling of quake-damage claims.

Southern practices join up for free business services network

Thursday 19 February 2015, 12:13PM

The majority of Otago and Southland general practices have signed up to the new Southern Clinical Network, South Link Health’s latest development offering business services to general practices at no cost.


Extra Coverage

A little extra on hot topics

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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New Zealand Doctor caught up with Dr Dunne to talk about the transition from hospital-based training to general practice, why the bonding scheme is not working to lure young GPs to rural areas and issues around funding for GP training

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Friday Funny

That's a thumbs-up for non-violence in movies

By Friday Funny Friday 27 March 2015, 11:39AM Comments 0
Dear Aunt MASie

The do's and don'ts of handling staff or patient complaints

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Barbara Docherty

And your name is…?

By Barbara Docherty Thursday 26 March 2015, 11:14AM Comments 0
Howard Wilson

My near-death experience

By Howard Wilson Wednesday 25 March 2015, 10:34AM Comments 0

Te Kuiti Medical Centre reconfigured

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The contract that keeps on taking: Zero hours for zero pay (1)

The contract that keeps on taking: Zero hours for zero pay (1)Friday 20 March 2015, 1:40PM

Zero-hour contracts, where the employer does not have to offer work but conversely the employee does not have to accept it, may be upon us.

MOOC your way to happiness on internet highway of knowledge

Thursday 05 March 2015, 1:32PM

Imagine a classroom of 30,000 students from all corners of the world. From the small Hawke’s Bay town of Wairoa, GP Ron Janes is tapping into a worldwide phenomenon providing its users with knowledge and education on a vast range of subjects and specialties. He explains his search for happiness.

Cardboard cut-out specialists can’t cover holes in services

Thursday 19 February 2015, 12:05PM

By 2021, DHBs will be struggling on several hundred fewer hospital specialists than the Australian benchmark suggests will be needed, writes Ian Powell.


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GPs back under-13s scheme but reckon numbers don’t add up

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Medical Council of New Zealand statement on advertising Feb 2015

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