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PRIME advocate's own tragedy underlines need for rural services

PRIME advocate's own tragedy underlines need for rural services
Friday 28 April 2017, 9:35AM

IN PRINT: When Waimate GP Sarah Creegan’s husband bought a little purple car, the pair for­mulated a plan to raise the public profile of PRIME but tragically, they had their own purple call

Maori mental health patients more often ‘secluded’ – and what that means

Friday 28 April 2017, 1:46PM

Mental health units are locking away Maori patients more than others, researchers say, the same week an international expert has described seclusion practices in New Zealand


Call for GPs to refer cancer sufferers to low-cost rehab and exercise charity

Friday 28 April 2017, 10:44AM

A cancer rehab charity is calling on GPs to refer cancer patients and cancer survivors to its subsidised rehab and exercise programme to ease debilitating side effects


In battling drug-resistant bugs, antibiotic prescribers can expect monitoring

Thursday 27 April 2017, 2:10PM

Prescribers can expect national guidelines and targets on antibiotic use, as well as monitoring of antibiotic prescribing at patient and practitioner level


Regional alliances get reprieve on improvement plans

Thursday 27 April 2017, 1:47PM

Delays in developing two new system-level measures has resulted in regional alliances being given a three-month reprieve in submitting plans outlining how they will achieve the measures



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Health passes its annual checkup

Health minister Jonathan Coleman Friday 28 April 2017, 11:19AM

Antimicrobial resistance report a timely reminder

HQSC Thursday 27 April 2017, 11:18AM

Work under way to address antimicrobial resistance

Health minister Jonathan Coleman Thursday 27 April 2017, 09:07AM

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Burnouts on the job: A night at the speedway with Dr Page

Burnouts on the job: A night at the speedway with Dr PageWednesday 12 April 2017, 11:54AM

Fiona Thomas hangs out with an eagle-eyed racetrack GP, where the spills are thrills but also bring a big responsibility

Practice interrupted: When campylobacter came to town

Wednesday 29 March 2017, 4:38PM

Havelock North is a picture-postcard town. Its outskirts are carpeted in orchards and, over New Zealand’s long summer months, it’s known as the source of the best newly picked fruit. Last August, far away from the spoils of summer, it became known for something else: contaminated drinking water

Paracetamol toxicity, overdose and associated treatment: An update

Wednesday 15 March 2017, 5:24PM

Paracetamol is a safe and effective analgesic at therapeutic doses, but overdose is common and management in such cases needs to be precise


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Want a young GP to buy your practice?

Want a young GP to buy your practice?Wednesday 12 April 2017, 12:38PM

Sean Phelan outlines some exit strategies for GPs wanting to enjoy their retirement

Traitors under our skin?

Wednesday 29 March 2017, 5:22PM

Senior health policy advisor in the privacy commissioner’s office, Sebastian Morgan- Lynch, offers some thought-provoking insight into the future of health technologies and their implications on privacy

Electronic referrals come of age with 18 DHBs now linked up

Wednesday 15 March 2017, 4:27PM

The promise of fast and reliable access to specialist appointments is becoming a reality, with 18 out of 20 DHBs now using electronic referrals


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Singing, speaking, shouting – opinions, ideas and musings

Barbara Docherty

Eugenics alive and well in birth defect debate

By Barbara Docherty Friday 28 April 2017, 10:25AM Comments 0
Barbara Fountain

Teaching old docs new tricks: Not for the faint-hearted

By Barbara Fountain Thursday 27 April 2017, 1:53PM Comments 1
Jim Vause

Fundamentally unsound

By Jim Vause Thursday 27 April 2017, 1:12PM Comments 0
Emma Dunning

Colour-coding: 'Ecstasy' to 'She'll be Right'

By Emma Dunning Friday 21 April 2017, 9:19AM Comments 0

Somewhere in NZ lies a secret place worth saving

By Jim Vause Wednesday 12 April 2017, 10:17AM Comments 0
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GP David Ayling from Youth One Stop Shop talks about how to smooth the path when employing an NP intern and make it a beneficial experience for everyone

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Diary of a reluctant GP On bare feet and nasty infections

Diary of a reluctant GP On bare feet and nasty infectionsWednesday 12 April 2017, 12:48PM

As a new arrival to the country I was astonished to learn that 50 per cent of New Zealanders receive an antibiotic every year. I'm surprised the figure wasn't higher...


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Amid scrutiny, disconnect persists between GPs and their PHOs

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