Wednesday 17 December 2014, 1:49PM
In the initial version of the above story, nzdoctor.co.nz reported "The boards cannot disclose the model of care chosen, as this is still under negotiation, Ms Carter says." This was not correct and was replaced with the following paragraph
"Ms Carter said, in an emailed statement: "The boards will consider service model options and providers' proposals at [the] joint meeting…"
Asked whether the boards could disclose the model of care, Ms Carter said no, as this was still under negotiation."
Also deleted was the sentence "But Ms Carter this morning said the boards can’t disclose which of the two options will apply."
We apologise for the confusion caused.
Wednesday 19 November 2014, 4:27PM
In the story “GPs welcomed to the world of samples, cells and cultures” (New Zealand Doctor, 19 November), it states most urine samples arrive at Labtests on a Sunday but that is completely wrong. Labtests medical director Arlo Upton says most of the samples arrive during weekdays. The available tour mentioned in the article is only for Labtests facilities and not the Anatomic Pathology Service. The later service is co-located but is now run by Auckland DHB. We apologise for the confusion.
Monday 10 November 2014, 11:17AM
A previous story said Masterton Medical had opened a youth clinic at the Wairarapa Hospital grounds on Colombo Road. It was actually opened at the marae on Cole Street.
We apologise for the confusion.
Tuesday 04 November 2014, 4:05PM
A previous version of the story says Rakesh Patel is an East Tamaki Healthcare GP, when in fact Mr Patel is a director of ETHC.
We apologise for the confusion.
Wednesday 20 August 2014, 4:17PM
In the above story, we incorrectly reported that Dunedin practice Servants Health Centre was now only offering free services to sex workers and released prisoners. This was wrong and we apologise for the mistake. The practice continues to offer free services to all of its enrolled members.
Wednesday 30 July 2014, 10:36AM
In the initial story, nzdoctor.co.nz reported that Te Arai BioFarma had made an application to Medsafe to license a monovalent vaccine. Nasovac-S is a trivalent vaccine. We apologise for the confusion
Wednesday 09 April 2014, 12:00AM
We made a mistake in this story detailing St John's new triage pilot which aims to deliver patients to the best provider to deal with their problem and so reduce inappropriate use of hospital emergency departments (New Zealand Doctor, 9 April). The story reported the pilot was being funded by the Ministry of Health on the futre funding streams. We apologise for the mistake.
Wednesday 12 February 2014, 11:12AM
One of the many graphs appearing in our last cover story was wrongly labelled (New Zealand Doctor, 12 February, pp12-13). GPs are not as wary of screening mammograms as our wrongly labelled graph implied. The corrected graph can be found under the link labelled "Would you personally do the following?" at the bottom of the online version of this story [click on headline above].
Wednesday 12 February 2014, 12:00AM
This story originally stated that GPs interested in using Easy-claim (a new web-based system for practices that handles Southern Cross members' claims approvals on-the-spot) should email firstname.lastname@example.org but the correct email is in fact email@example.com
However, GPs who have already used the firstname.lastname@example.org address need not worry, as once Southern Cross realised its mistake it set up an email divert from the incorrect to the correct email account.
Wednesday 29 January 2014, 12:00AM
This article in the 29 January 2014 issue of New Zealand Doctor originally stated that St John was a potential contender for a new Ministry of Health-funded integrated telehealth service that rolls helplines such as Healthline, Poisonline and Quitline into one. This is not the case. We apologise for the error.