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GPs highlight urgent need for training to deliver new hepatitis C treatments

GPs highlight urgent need for training to deliver new hepatitis C treatments
Tuesday 31 May 2016, 4:46PM

New Pharmac-funded hepatitis C treatments could be rolled out in a month, but GPs say training and funding need to be improved to make prescribing safe

DHBs still failing to reach faster cancer treatment target

Tuesday 31 May 2016, 1:25PM

Latest health target figures show DHBs must improve quickly to meet the July 2016 deadline for cancer treatment target


Fresh allegations of cheating at leading medical school

Tuesday 31 May 2016, 12:54PM

Sydney Medical School is downplaying allegations that graduates have cheated on exams by colluding to photograph and memorise questions that are reused year after year


Legislation locks Picton pharmacist out of his own consulting room

Tuesday 31 May 2016, 11:56AM

When the Picton Medical Centre opened last November, it was intended the pharmacist would have a consultation room to discuss sensitive matters with patients


Riveting ‘Dunedin study’ doco prompts practice changes for GP

Monday 30 May 2016, 4:02PM

An Auckland GP hopes all GPs will watch the documentary about the 40-year, 1000 person Dunedin longitudinal study when it airs tomorrow night



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NZMA welcomes tobacco plain packaging

NZMA Tuesday 31 May 2016, 03:54PM

World Smokefree Day on 31 May is all about whanau

Quitline Tuesday 31 May 2016, 02:19PM

Dunedin Study TV documentary wins prestigious international award

University of Otago Monday 30 May 2016, 03:42PM

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When the medicines run out: Dealing with drug shortages

When the medicines run out: Dealing with drug shortagesWednesday 25 May 2016, 4:04PM

Pressure is always on for Pharmac to fund new drugs, but it's a struggle to keep up a stock of current ones. Bruce Lee looks into medicine shortages

Open all hours – behind the scenes at the national telehealth service

Wednesday 11 May 2016, 10:54AM

Medical emergencies don’t keep normal office hours and telehealth is increasingly being employed to cater for the demand for 24/7 triage and advice

Doctor Quin, Northland’s medicine woman and farmer

Wednesday 27 April 2016, 3:31PM

Tanya Quin inhabits two worlds in the winterless north. She's a GP and a dairy farmer...


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New integrated health facility for Akaroa one small step closer

New integrated health facility for Akaroa one small step closerWednesday 25 May 2016, 4:23PM

After years of planning, Canterbury DHB has signalled it is serious about getting a new integrated health facility at Akaroa

Youth, enthusiasm and ‘hot-desking’ combine in new Chch practice

Wednesday 11 May 2016, 11:07AM

Four young doctors in Christchurch are looking to use their enthusiasm for innovation to set up a practice with a difference

Fire-damaged practice samples motel room living without needing to pack a bag

Wednesday 27 April 2016, 3:37PM

Fire-damaged Auckland practice Four Kauris has been operating out of a motel since last June


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Budget 2016 on 26 May

Keira StephensonMonday 16 May 2016, 4:17PM

The Zika virus

Ruth BrownTuesday 02 February 2016, 12:11PM

Budget 2015

Barbara FountainTuesday 12 May 2015, 11:38AM

Keeping tabs on election promises

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Collecting Alliance Leadership Teams

Barbara FountainThursday 28 August 2014, 2:00PM


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Fisherman–cyclist-pub quizzer, dream job

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Revamping our websites

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Of POEMs and narratives in dementia care

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To reveal one’s true self – the key to a long life in general practice?

To reveal one’s true self – the key to a long life in general practice?Wednesday 25 May 2016, 4:19PM

Emma Dunning ponders the wisdom of maintaining a split personality in the doctor's chair

I view the very model of a modern medical conference

Wednesday 11 May 2016, 11:11AM

Dr Ebop asks the question: Do I need another dose of conference?

Being led up the HealthPathway

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Emma Dunning gets lost down a HealthPathways rabbit hole


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GPs willing but ill-equipped for mental healthcare role

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Latest Reports

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Annual statement of reasonable GP fee increases – 2016/17 update

Sapere Research GroupMonday 23 May 2016, 10:33AM

NZ Health Strategy: Road Map

Ministry of HealthTuesday 19 April 2016, 10:50AM

NZ Health Strategy: Future Direction

Ministry of HealthTuesday 19 April 2016, 10:47AM

Expert Panel Final Report Investing in New Zealand’s Children and their Families

Ministry of Social DevelopmentFriday 08 April 2016, 2:07PM


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