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Accidents add to GP's fears for PRIME services

Accidents add to GP's fears for PRIME services
Friday 05 February 2016, 11:24AM

IN PRINT: Attending two serious crashes on New Year's Day had GP Jo Scott-Jones wondering how long he could keep providing PRIME cover

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College calls for closing of ‘loopholes’ in natural products regulations

Friday 05 February 2016, 11:11AM

The college of GPs is concerned about the evidence standards in proposed regulations for natural health products

New health worker proposed to take some of the mental illness workload

Friday 05 February 2016, 10:47AM

A new type of mental health worker is being suggested for primary care or the community, working alongside people with low-level anxiety and depression

TPPA attacked in street level protests and analytic commentary

Thursday 04 February 2016, 4:14PM

Protesters blockading Auckland streets and health professionals analysing the text, agree the TPPA is bad news

Former manager arrested in case of missing health business money

Thursday 04 February 2016, 10:14AM

IN PRINT: Former operations manager charged with stealing more than $735,000 from two general practices

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More than a tinkering - The ministry remadeThursday 04 February 2016, 10:00AM

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Departing practice manager Kevin Rowlett reflects on going paperless and LEAN, making a GP a millionaire, and the changing role of practice manager


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