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Mobile surgical bus improves access to care in cost-effective way

Mobile surgical bus improves access to care in cost-effective way
Thursday 30 July 2015, 2:08PM

Up to 300 patients yearly would probably miss out on surgery they need if not for the mobile surgical bus

Pharmacy finger prick tests for gout patients investigated

Thursday 30 July 2015, 3:20PM

The gout management service would allow pharmacists to measure a patient’s uric acid levels via finger prick test

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Half of biomedical research studies don’t stand up to scrutiny – and what we need to do about that

Thursday 30 July 2015, 3:02PM

Global editorial director of MedPage Today Ivan Oransky looks at the high rate of irreproducible research in biomedicine - from The Conversation

Take a look at … college’s position on staff vetting under the Vulnerable Children Act

Thursday 30 July 2015, 12:16PM

The RNZCGP has attempted to clarify who in general practice will be affected by new staff vetting rules under the controversial Vulnerable Children Act

‘Alarming’ trend seen for GP retirements in new RNZCGP survey

Wednesday 29 July 2015, 3:45PM

Nearly 60 per cent of GPs in some areas of the country intend to retire in the next decade – a situation described as “alarming” by RNZCGP president Tim Malloy

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$846,000 for more nurse practitioner trainees

Ministry of Health Thursday 30 July 2015, 03:20PM

Pertussis reports from Central Otago  

Southern DHB Thursday 30 July 2015, 02:21PM

Mobile surgical services contract extended 

Health minister Jonathan Coleman Thursday 30 July 2015, 10:47AM

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Newest GPs embrace totality of South Westland challenge

Newest GPs embrace totality of South Westland challengeThursday 23 July 2015, 9:23AM

When South Westland GP Martin London passed the mantle to Jenny James and Robin Barraclough, he advised them not to try to follow in his footsteps but to make their own

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Hive of activity and no end in sight

Thursday 09 July 2015, 8:51AM

In a society seemingly obsessed with food, health professionals can be forgiven for feeling daunted by New Zealand’s massive numbers of diabetics and pre-diabetics...

"I'm no bureaucrat" - Behind the scenes with Chai Chuah

Wednesday 24 June 2015, 3:28PM

Director-general Chai Chuah occupies arguably the most influential job in the New Zealand health system, but growing up he always wanted to be a clerk

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Dunedin’s free clinic stoically survives on a wing and a prayer

Dunedin’s free clinic stoically survives on a wing and a prayerThursday 23 July 2015, 9:52AM

The drug abuse, the dysfunction, the smell... It's no cakewalk caring for our most troubled people but doing so is a privilege for some

Subscription-based practices offer unlimited access to GPs

Thursday 09 July 2015, 2:07PM

A new business venture is seek­ing general practices eager to transform their traditional fee-for-service model into a month­ly subscription-based service

Discovering meaning in numbers and reducing health inequalities

Wednesday 24 June 2015, 3:58PM

Karo Data Management’s tag line, “making data meaningful”, is not just a marketing gimmick for owner-director Susan Iversen


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Keeping tabs on election promises

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Budget 2015

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Nurses exposed in assisted dying debate

By Barbara Docherty Thursday 30 July 2015, 11:34AM Comments 0
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Seven films from the New Zealand Film Festival

By The film blog Wednesday 29 July 2015, 10:47AM Comments 0
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Journey through the map of the mind – with kids

By Emma Dunning Tuesday 28 July 2015, 10:22AM Comments 0
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Home sweet medical home

By Jim Vause Monday 27 July 2015, 11:26AM Comments 1

Thanks for smoking

By Martin London Thursday 30 July 2015, 1:46PM Comments 1

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Lancet Commission on Health and Climate 2015

The threat to human health from climate change is so great that it could undermine the last fifty years of gains in development and global health, according to a major new Commission, published in The Lancet. The report, “Health and climate change: policy responses to protect public health,” also provides new evidence showing that concerted global efforts to tackle climate change represent one of the greatest opportunities to improve global health


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Annette King discovers integrated health services that really work

Annette King discovers integrated health services that really workThursday 23 July 2015, 9:59AM

Labour health spokesperson Annette King visited Scotland, population 5.3 million, to see how a country with roughly the same number of people as Aotearoa provides primary health serives

Lecretia Seales case: no green light for medical aid in dying

Thursday 09 July 2015, 9:45AM

A full public debate and careful consideration by our political representatives is the way to resolve the dilemmas of assisted dying, writes Kate Kersey

Alliancing in need of stocktake, as progress varies nationwide

Wednesday 24 June 2015, 3:42PM

NZ Rural General Practice Network chair Sharon Hansen thinks it’s time the sector did a stocktake on progress with alliancing


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GPs admit to helping patients die, amid calls for law change

Thursday 09 July 2015, 2:18PM Comments 0
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Capability and Capacity Review – leaked version

New Zealand Doctor TeamMonday 27 July 2015, 1:54PM

IECAAS response to Ministerial Forum on Alcohol Advertising and Sponsorship report

The Independent Expert Committee on Alcohol Advertising and Sponsorship (IECAAS)Wednesday 22 July 2015, 3:37PM

Living Well with Diabetes - draft plan for 2015-2020

Ministry of HealthWednesday 01 July 2015, 4:24PM

Report on Maternity 2012

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