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CARM celebrates 50 years of ensuring history does not repeat itself

CARM celebrates 50 years of ensuring history does not repeat itself
Friday 27 November 2015, 11:07AM

Established in the aftermath of the thalidomide tragedy, the Centre for Adverse Reactions Monitoring (CARM) is celebrating its 50th anniversary

Joint Waitemata and Auckland maternity plan wants GPs on board

Friday 27 November 2015, 4:48PM

DHBs want more GP involvement in formulating 10-year joint Auckland and Waitemata maternity services plan

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Battle of the bulge defeats obesity activist who sees little result after 14 years

Friday 27 November 2015, 2:29PM

Robyn Toomath is winding up her advocacy work to curb obesity but hopes the public will pick up the mantle

Skeptics give Pharmacy Council dud award for 'weakening' ethics

Friday 27 November 2015, 11:34AM

The Bent Spoon Award goes to the Pharmacy Council for proposing to drop its requirement for “credible evidence” when selling complementary meds

Faster response to most urgent callers to St John - annual report

Thursday 26 November 2015, 3:14PM

St John presentations to Auckland and Starship ED fell by 6000, and it responded to urgent calls in Auckland faster – annual report



Un-edited statements from the health sector and beyond

Auckland and Waitemata DHBs launch maternity services plan for future growth

Waitemata and Auckland DHBs Friday 27 November 2015, 04:53PM

Health professionals march for healthy climate solutions

Ora Taiao Friday 27 November 2015, 02:57PM

Medical physicists settle with DHBs in breakthrough agreement 

DHBs Thursday 26 November 2015, 01:05PM

Public warned on dangers of synthetic cannabinoids

Waitemata DHB Thursday 26 November 2015, 10:52AM

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Money talks

Money talksThursday 26 November 2015, 9:16AM

Money talks, but when it comes to GP earnings, no one likes talking money. Liane Topham-Kindley gets a feel for what’s happening to GP incomes

Whistle-stop tour: A suburban practice snapshot

Tuesday 10 November 2015, 2:34PM

Reporter Rachel Wattie takes a ride on the Outer LINK bus, for a look at general practice in Auckland's inner suburbs

Class reunion: Revisiting the trainees

Wednesday 28 October 2015, 12:02PM

Thirteen first-year GP registrars told New Zealand Doctor back in 2013 about their aspirations and reasons for being in general practice. Now older and wiser, Bruce Lee finds out if being a GP lived up to their expectations


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Island Bay proves fertile ground for practice troubleshooter

Island Bay proves fertile ground for practice troubleshooterWednesday 25 November 2015, 5:28PM

Departing practice manager Kevin Rowlett reflects on going paperless and LEAN, making a GP a millionaire, and the changing role of practice manager

Happy to be Coxswain of her own new practice in Ashburton

Tuesday 10 November 2015, 2:53PM

Ashburton GP Charlotte Cox was frustrated by delays in the consent process for building a new medical centre, so turned to plan B when suitable premises became vacant in the town

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Contract servicing costs reduce funding for community health

Wednesday 28 October 2015, 12:07PM

Hokianga Health Enterprise Trust is struggling under the weight of multiple government contracts with ever increasing complex reporting and compliance requirements


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Keeping tabs on election promises

New Zealand DoctorWednesday 24 September 2014, 11:50AM

Budget 2015

Barbara FountainTuesday 12 May 2015, 11:38AM

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


Ideas, observations and a few curly questions from invited bloggers

Bill Douglas

Where's the love from my PHO? asks GP

By Bill Douglas Friday 27 November 2015, 2:20PM Comments 0
Friday Funny

No one's going to mess with these tough chicks

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Barbara Docherty

Keen young pharmacists to replace worn-out GPs?

By Barbara Docherty Thursday 26 November 2015, 12:00PM Comments 1
Dear Readers

HDC complaints may shock but remember your right of appeal

By Dear Readers Wednesday 25 November 2015, 11:18AM Comments 1

Bristol – Capital of the West

Thursday 12 November 2015, 1:56PM Comments 0

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Exploding myths about osteoporosis

Prime Minister's Science Prize winners for 2015: Mark Bolland, Andrew Grey and Ian Reid from the University of Auckland. Video by Debbie Woodhall

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Health Strategy update… where’s focus on stay well and live well?

Health Strategy update… where’s focus on stay well and live well?Wednesday 25 November 2015, 5:05PM

NZMA GP Council chair Kate Baddock finds a few loose ends in the draft of the New Zealand Health Strategy

Great cancer diagnosis possible with hindsight we don’t always have

Tuesday 10 November 2015, 3:00PM

Wellington GP and senior lecturer in the department of primary health care and general practice at the University of Otago, Wellington, Ben Gray, reflects on the report by the health and disability commissioner, Delayed diagnosis of cancer in primary care, released earlier this year.

Hyped-up impractical policies cost the health system dearly

Wednesday 28 October 2015, 12:25PM

Failing to listen to specialists leads to bad ideas, endlessly repeated until they’re seen to be correct. This seems to be the way health reform is done, Ian Powell suggests


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GPs not feeling the love as consults get tougher

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Strategic Refresh of the Health Research Council report

The minister of health and the minister of science and innovation Tuesday 10 November 2015, 3:23PM

Owning our future Southern DHB draft plan outline 3 November

Southern DHB Commissioners Tuesday 03 November 2015, 4:54PM

Living well with diabetes plan 2015-2020

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