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ACC form decision leads to lump sum payments to affected clients

ACC form decision leads to lump sum payments to affected clients
Tuesday 21 October 2014, 3:08PM

A dozen ACC clients will receive backdated payments after their entitlements were suspended but advocacy group Acclaim Otago says they are the tip of the iceberg

Medical waste companies step up efforts to prepare for Ebola

Tuesday 21 October 2014, 2:46PM

Medical waste disposal companies are reviewing policies and updating training in preparation for any Ebola-type emergency

WHO announces rare success in fight against Ebola

Tuesday 21 October 2014, 12:25PM

Nigeria is declared Ebola-free after 42 days without a new case

GP caught in illicit steroid probe

Tuesday 21 October 2014, 10:52AM

A Perth GP has been struck off for writing tens of thousands of prescriptions for steroids, human growth hormones and stimulants for no therapeutic purpose

Lack of DHB and surgical team communication a factor in religious patient's death - HDC

Tuesday 21 October 2014, 10:30AM

A patient has died from very low-risk surgery after her refusal to accept blood transfusions was communicated too late



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Summer gardeners reminded of the risks when using potting mix or compost

Toi Te Ora – Public Health ServiceTuesday 21 October 2014, 10:17AM

International Infection Prevention Week

Health Quality and Safety CommissionTuesday 21 October 2014, 10:10AM

Keep an eye on your vision to beat loss

Hawke's Bay DHBTuesday 21 October 2014, 10:08AM

Celebrating special care babies at Lakes DHB

Lakes DHBTuesday 21 October 2014, 10:06AM

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AUDIT BLUES - Small hospitals feel the pinch

AUDIT BLUES - Small hospitals feel the pinchThursday 09 October 2014, 11:43AM

It’s 13 years since private companies took over auditing of health facilities and an industry has grown up around compliance certification.

Accidental academic

Wednesday 24 September 2014, 3:33PM

From a southern farm to academic leadership in multicultural east Auckland, Ngaire Kerse recounts her journey to Cliff Taylor, and reveals why the life of a humble country GP still holds an allure

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Building a future for practice nurses

Wednesday 10 September 2014, 4:52PM

Practice nursing is a more complex job than perhaps was ever intended – and the profession wants to get a handle on the skills, knowledge and qualities now expected of it. Rachel Wattie reports


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Network’s big aspirations to do more for Pacific peoples

Network’s big aspirations to do more for Pacific peoplesThursday 09 October 2014, 2:02PM

A new network of Auckland general practices and social services targeting Pacific people has an eye on expansion

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Extension for Wanaka facility as practices continue to grow

Wednesday 24 September 2014, 3:28PM

Three years after a multimillion-dollar integrated family health centre opened in Wanaka, construction has begun on a $1 million extension.

Financial advice needed when buying in general practice

Wednesday 10 September 2014, 4:51PM

Finance and running a business were key topics at the GP South CME conference in Dunedin last month. Reynald Castaneda and Reynald Castaneda report on some of the advice


Extra Coverage

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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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Neil Jarvis, product manager for Pradaxa at Boehringer Ingelheim, talks about his past time of BASE jumping

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The naming of sexual organs can be a delicate matter

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Hypochondria test - QI episode

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Pink commercial fluff muffles message on metastatic cancer

By Barbara Docherty Thursday 16 October 2014, 11:09AM Comments 1

Tandem-trekking GP couple fundraise for MS

By Rachel Wattie Wednesday 15 October 2014, 11:59AM Comments 0

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Looking to shift focus from dirty politics to values

Looking to shift focus from dirty politics to valuesThursday 09 October 2014, 1:58PM

The political campaigning is over but questions remain. Doug Sellman, professor of psychiatry and addiction medicine at the University of Otago, Christchurch, was one of the public health researchers targeted by the Whale Oil blog, an incident covered in Nicky Hager’s book Dirty Politics

An ordinary GP reflects on prostate screening

Wednesday 24 September 2014, 3:30PM

I feel the medical profession has dug itself into a hole with the prostate screening issue and doesn’t know how to extricate itself.

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It's goodbye from Tony Ryall, with a few parting shots

Wednesday 10 September 2014, 4:54PM

'We put a lot of effort into delivering results, we’ve sidelined the creation of endless strategies, committees and visions and focused on delivery' After being Opposition health spokesperson for three years and health minister for six, Tony Ryall has just a few weeks left in the job before he hands in his warrant and quits politics for good.

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Springtime lifts spirits but leaves many GPs cold

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Yersinia pseudotuberculosis outbreak: results of a case control study, second interim report

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Yersinia pseudotuberculosis outbreak: results of a case control study

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