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Pfizer launches smartphone app to support immunisation

Pfizer launches smartphone app to support immunisation
Wednesday 04 March 2015, 10:17AM

Pfizer has launched a smartphone app VaxiMate to support immunisation for under-12s

Board talk: Counties Manukau gets top marks for integrated health targets

Wednesday 04 March 2015, 10:48AM

King’s Fund report highlights Counties Manukau achievement in moving beyond integrated care

Co-payment dumped: Abbott Govt

Tuesday 03 March 2015, 3:54PM

The Abbott government has dumped part of its GP co-payment plan but will retain a freeze on MBS rebates until 2018, Health Minister Sussan Ley announced today

Patient on wrong drug for three weeks before GP catches pharmacist error

Tuesday 03 March 2015, 3:29PM

A woman was taking a drug mistakenly dispensed by a pharmacist for three weeks before her GP discovered the error

Nurse brings court case on penalty for her failures to document care

Tuesday 03 March 2015, 3:11PM

Former New Zealand Nurses Organisation president Nano Tunnicliff seeks to appeal penalty ordered against her in 2013



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Accidental Fentanyl exposure in children can be fatal

NPS MedicineWiseWednesday 04 March 2015, 11:28AM

Australian research shows TPPA would harm health

Doctors for Healthy Trade Wednesday 04 March 2015, 11:25AM

Free CPR training helps save lives in Waikanae

Wellington Free AmbulanceWednesday 04 March 2015, 11:23AM

Southern DHB launches New “Safety1st” system

Wednesday 04 March 2015, 11:22AM

New CEO for Diabetes New Zealand

Diabetes New Zealand Wednesday 04 March 2015, 11:21AM

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A - Z of Health sector bodies

A - Z of Health sector bodiesThursday 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.

Ibogaine: Dealing to addiction?

Wednesday 04 February 2015, 12:44PM

Ibogaine has polarised many addiction professionals over the years. While the drug is gaining traction in some circles, a death in Northland in 2013 has hampered its journey to mainstream use for addiction. Reynald Castaneda talks to ibogaine advocates about the allure of the psychoactive drug and to detractors concerned about this “miracle drug’s” hidden risks

Malloy hails ‘turning point’ in long GP workforce recovery

Thursday 18 December 2014, 11:47AM

The past year has been a turning point for the future of the general practice workforce, RNZCGP president Tim Malloy says.


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Southern practices join up for free business services network

Southern practices join up for free business services networkThursday 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.

Nurse-owned medical practice welcome in South Canterbury

Wednesday 04 February 2015, 1:21PM

Two trailblazing South Canterbury nurses have received unanimous support from their community after buying out their GP boss

Ngai Tahu Property big investor in new $7.5 million IFHC for Akaroa

Thursday 18 December 2014, 11:41AM

A community-owned and operated integrated family health centre is being developed in Akaroa with Ngai Tahu Property initially investing $5.75 million in the $7.5 million facility.


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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Mr Key officially launches the $200,000 Ryman Prize, dubbed as the Nobel Prize in aged care health


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

Cardboard cut-out specialists can’t cover holes in servicesThursday 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.

What your patients are doing when you are not looking

Wednesday 04 February 2015, 1:27PM

Dunedin GP and ethics consultant Monika Clark-Grill takes a look at research suggesting your patients have their own take on much of the medical advice they receive

Nervous time for NGOs fearing consequences of speaking out

Thursday 18 December 2014, 11:38AM

Virginia McMillan checks the temperature of the NGO sector for any sign of a ‘chilling effect’


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Lean on me: Reduced need for locums as GPs fill the gaps

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