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Med Council relents, practising certificate fee jumps by $40 not $80

Med Council relents, practising certificate fee jumps by $40 not $80
Wednesday 30 July 2014, 4:17PM

Medical Council halves proposed $80 practising certificate fee increase

Take a look at…a documentary on social inequality

Wednesday 30 July 2014, 4:51PM

Latta doco provides useful primer on inequality

Southern PHO makes commitment to Maori health

Wednesday 30 July 2014, 3:53PM

Southern PHO and local Maori representatives signed an agreement in Dunedin today which they consider will make a difference to the health of Maori in the region

GP moves on after 38 years

Wednesday 30 July 2014, 1:11PM

Ralph Wiles experienced it all during his 38 years in medicine in Tokoroa and now it is time to clock off

Roxburgh appoints permanent doctor

Wednesday 30 July 2014, 12:34PM

Roxburgh has a new permanent doctor, Pondy Lee, who will take up the position later this year



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Waikato measles update

Waikato DHBWednesday 30 July 2014, 4:11PM

200 more training places for graduate nurses

Health minister Tony RyallWednesday 30 July 2014, 4:08PM

Treatment a game changer for breast cancer

Breast Cancer Aotearoa CoalitionWednesday 30 July 2014, 2:12PM

MDHB involved in enhanced recovery after surgery project

MidCentral DHBWednesday 30 July 2014, 2:10PM

Southern DHB celebrates World Breastfeeding Week 1-7 August

Southern DHBWednesday 30 July 2014, 12:18PM

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A royal engagement: Urgent care doctors arise

A royal engagement: Urgent care doctors ariseThursday 17 July 2014, 10:39AM

Silverware was brought out and fine wine was on tap at Government House in Auckland last month, to celebrate the Royal New Zealand College of Urgent Care’s new status. But the red carpet hasn’t always been rolled out for this new breed of healthcare professionals. Reynald Castaneda looks back at the genesis of urgent care doctors and looks ahead to what new challenges await

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Motor mightier than microbe - Danger on foreign roads

Wednesday 02 July 2014, 1:36PM

In New Zealand, about 600 road accidents in 2013 resulting in death or injury were caused by foreign tourists. The statistic became particularly well announced over the recent Queen’s Birthday weekend when four of the six deaths during the holiday were caused by tourists

The South Canterbury experiment: no PHO, no fear

Wednesday 18 June 2014, 1:52PM

PHOs were set up to fund and support primary healthcare services. But for the past four years, in a little corner of the country, those services have run without a PHO. Southern correspondent Liane Topham-Kindley investigates the South Canterbury experiment


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E-enrolment design to be revealed in coming months

E-enrolment design to be revealed in coming monthsThursday 17 July 2014, 10:59AM

Details on how e-enrolments will work behind the scenes are set to be revealed in the coming months.

Solo GP practice still not a goldmine when selling

Wednesday 02 July 2014, 1:22PM

The business of general practice was a focus for several speakers at the Rotorua GP CME last month.

Feilding GPs get integrated ahead of construction work

Wednesday 18 June 2014, 1:47PM

Feilding GPs expect the town’s long-planned integrated family health centre can now be completed by late next year


Extra Coverage

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Equity and child poverty

Ruth BrownTuesday 24 June 2014, 11:21AM

Ballot 2014

Amanda CameronMonday 07 April 2014, 11:15AM

Collecting Alliance Leadership Teams

Barbara FountainWednesday 02 April 2014, 12:00AM

Budget 2014

Barbara FountainWednesday 26 March 2014, 12:10PM

A new performance and incentive programme

Barbara FountainThursday 31 October 2013, 5:01PM

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Think Again, a catchy little music video in aid of helping to eradicate hepatitis in all its forms

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Emma Dunning

Going public – but not too public

By Emma Dunning Tuesday 29 July 2014, 9:08AM Comments 0
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'Slightly Mad': A Bit of Fry and Laurie

By Funny bone Monday 28 July 2014, 12:22PM Comments 1
The film blog

NZFF Part 2: 'The Dark Horse', 'Boyhood' and 'Healing'

By The film blog Monday 28 July 2014, 11:57AM Comments 0
Jim Vause

The benign dictator

By Jim Vause Friday 25 July 2014, 9:47AM Comments 0

RNZCGP Fellowship awards

By Liane Topham-Kindley Monday 28 July 2014, 3:45PM Comments 0
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Taking steps to tackle ethical issues in general practice

Taking steps to tackle ethical issues in general practiceWednesday 30 July 2014, 3:21PM

Although ethics are often referred to in healthcare, thinking through ethical issues does not come as easy to doctors as thinking through clinical issues

Sometimes a complete change of game plan is the only option

Thursday 17 July 2014, 10:44AM

It’s winter and ambivalent rugby fan David Galler finds himself reflecting on a famous test match and the lessons it holds for our health system.

Nanny state debate? Bring it on, says Green Party’s Hague

Wednesday 02 July 2014, 1:30PM

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GPs follow specialists’ requests despite risks

Wednesday 02 July 2014, 1:51PM Comments 0
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Latest Reports

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Growing Up in New Zealand Vulnerability Report 1

Growing Up in New Zealand/University of AucklandMonday 21 July 2014, 2:24PM

Health Quality & Safety Commission Quality & Safety Markers report

Health Quality & Safety Commission Friday 11 July 2014, 11:16AM

Eighth PMMRC report June 2014

Perinatal and Maternal Mortality Review CommitteeWednesday 02 July 2014, 12:00AM

Capitation payments from 1 July 2014

Ministry of HealthTuesday 24 June 2014, 12:18PM

Growing Up in New Zealand: the First Two Years

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