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LiLAC study puts GPs centre stage in elder care, regardless of wealth

LiLAC study puts GPs  centre stage in elder care, regardless of wealth
Tuesday 13 October 2015, 1:41PM

More elderly patients in deprived areas access their GP than those in wealthier areas

DHB looking for maternity provider on West Coast

Tuesday 13 October 2015, 3:38PM

West Coast DHB is calling for tenders to provide primary care maternity services in the Buller district

TPPA does nothing to help NZ’s poorest, says GP

Tuesday 13 October 2015, 3:21PM

A GP is urging his colleagues to sign an international petition against the TPPA

GPs need to take tougher stance on bad debtors - Jo Scott-Jones

Tuesday 13 October 2015, 12:58PM

Don’t be ashamed to call in the debt collection agency to chase bad debt

Take a look at … High Court judgment on minister of trade’s failure to release information on TPPA

Tuesday 13 October 2015, 12:44PM

A High Court judge has ordered the trade minister to reconsider his refusal to release details of the controversial TPPA deal



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GPs and pharmacists most popular for elderly healthcare

Auckland University Tuesday 13 October 2015, 01:52PM

High Court TPPA ruling sends strong message to Government  

ASMS Tuesday 13 October 2015, 12:55PM

Consultation begins on pharmacy 5 year plan

Health minister Jonathan Coleman Tuesday 13 October 2015, 09:21AM

RACP supports calls to release all children from detention

Royal Australian College of Physicians Monday 12 October 2015, 01:32PM

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The National Health Committee: Asking the hard questions

The National Health Committee: Asking the hard questionsTuesday 29 September 2015, 4:48PM

The wordy website of the blandly named National Health Committee might suggest it's too academic to make a difference to GPs and primary care nurses. Not so, reports Virginia McMillan

Through the portal with Harry Pert

Wednesday 16 September 2015, 12:10PM

The country’s top health IT bureaucrat Graeme Osborne was optimistic in the extreme to expect, early last year, that by the close of 2015, at least 50 per cent of general practices would be offering patient portals. The target had earlier been an even loftier 95 per cent. Reality check: 16 per cent of practices now offer portals. Faced with such signs of his peers’ indifference, one GP has cautiously been using portals for the past three years and is convinced the shift will, nay, it must, happen.

Perfect storm: Tempestuous times and the ‘silver tsunami’

Wednesday 02 September 2015, 3:53PM

More part timers, higher demand on primary care, more women doctors working fewer hours, and a missing generation of GPs – all gathering force as a large number of GPs prepare to retire. Cliff Taylor surveys the state of the GP workforce

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Enforcement steps will be ramped up for tougher work safety law

Enforcement steps will be ramped up for tougher work safety lawTuesday 29 September 2015, 5:11PM

GP shareholders, directors and senior management face a tougher health and safety regime next year, in an era of enhanced enforcement

Graphic view of how general practice funding has changed since capitation

Wednesday 16 September 2015, 12:14PM

The big swing towards government funding of general prac­tice services was shown in stark graphics presented by MAS busi­ness advisory manager Shaun Phelan at last month’s GP CME South conference.

New GP clinic entices non-owner GPs into practice ownership

Wednesday 02 September 2015, 4:04PM

GP Api Talemaitoga normally spends his week working in two general practices – one in Auckland and the other in Christchurch


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Budget 2015

Barbara FountainTuesday 12 May 2015, 11:38AM

Collecting Alliance Leadership Teams

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Ebola outbreak

Ruth BrownTuesday 12 August 2014, 10:07AM

Ballot 2014

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Ideas, observations and a few curly questions from invited bloggers

A few words

My favourite word is 'solution'

By A few words Tuesday 13 October 2015, 9:58AM Comments 0
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The art of surgery in vibrant watercolour

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No 'one size fits all' in aged care

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Never work with animals or children...

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Hive of creativity in Auckland Hospital aiming to improve user experience

By Rachel Wattie Thursday 08 October 2015, 4:54PM Comments 0

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An interview at south Auckland practice OneCare

New Zealand Doctor journalist Rachel Wattie chats to OneCare owners Doug Baird and Kim Wright about realising the dream of building the practice Doug has thought about for the last 30 years, and removing barriers to Pacific peoples seeking healthcare

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Remembering Ruth Vause

Remembering Ruth VauseTuesday 29 September 2015, 5:13PM

Barbara Fountain writes an obituary for Ruth Vause: pseudonym "Rottweiler with lipstick", mother to Andy and Nick and wife, lover and soulmate to Jim

Speaking to the world: A few words of caution when sending emails

Wednesday 16 September 2015, 12:15PM

The privacy commissioner’s senior health policy advisor, Sebastian Morgan-Lynch, has some words of advice which might make you stop and think next time you are set to send an email

Clear rules for prescribers must be adhered to when medicines sit at the margin

Wednesday 02 September 2015, 4:08PM

Particular responsibilities rest with the prescribing doctor if choosing to use certain non-mainstream medicines. Cordelia Thomas explains


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More GPs try patient portals but doubters holding off

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RNZCGP submission on Health Practitioners Bill

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Annual provisional suicide statistics report 2014/15

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