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Lee Mathias surprised and saddened by DHB decisions on Ko Awatea

Lee Mathias surprised and saddened by DHB decisions on Ko Awatea
Thursday 20 July 2017, 12:23PM

IN PRINT: The former chair of Counties Manukau DHB is questioning the reasons behind the cancel­lation of Ko Awatea’s APAC Forum, describing it as “hugely embarrassing”

Stress levels rising as Manawatu Gorge closure stretches primary healthcare

Thursday 20 July 2017, 4:57PM

The indefinite closure of the Manawatu Gorge is forcing Tararua doctors, nurses and patients to take arduous journeys, and the strain is starting to show


Partial access to IT systems at Lakes DHB after fire; primary care helps out

Thursday 20 July 2017, 4:07PM

The fire wiped out the DHB’s computer network, meaning hospital staff needed to rely on paper-based records


Labour’s eye on dollars to ramp up health workforce, meet need, reduce inequality

Thursday 20 July 2017, 3:29PM

The election campaign hits full throttle as Labour says it plans to inject billions of dollars more into health, but to deny Kiwis National’s tax cuts


FIT tests and biopsies: Bringing bowel cancer prevention to the masses

Wednesday 19 July 2017, 2:57PM

IN PRINT: After five years of trialling and planning, New Zealand starts to see bowel screening introduced to the wider population this month



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FIT tests and biopsies: Bringing bowel cancer prevention to the masses

FIT tests and biopsies: Bringing bowel cancer prevention to the massesThursday 20 July 2017, 11:45AM

After five years of trialling and planning, New Zealand starts to see bowel screening introduced to the wider population this month. General practice is crucial to the success of the programme. Virginia McMillan finds out what it means for practices and their older patients

Defying the experts, loving to the max

Friday 07 July 2017, 3:12PM

Blenheim GP Buzz Boothman-Burrell is an ebullient, effervescent enthusiast who deals with people’s health on a daily basis, but he faces one of his toughest health challenges within his own family. Liane Topham-Kindley visits Buzz at home in the Wairau Valley to hear Poppy’s story

An approach to allergy testing: Using the laboratory wisely and well

Wednesday 28 June 2017, 2:13PM

The responsibility for managing many allergic diseases falls to primary care, and a constrained availability of specialist support and allergy testing means general practice should take every opportunity to upskill within this field


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Another 30-something takes the leap into practice ownership at Springlands

Another 30-something takes the leap into practice ownership at SpringlandsThursday 20 July 2017, 2:52PM

First there were two, now there are three 30-something women owners of Springlands Health Centre in Blenheim

Nine patients, one GP – Taupo practice takes a shot at group COPD consults

Tuesday 11 July 2017, 3:24PM

A Taupo practice is testing econo­mies of scale by adopting group medical consultations, a popular concept in the US

Private sector management lessons hard to apply in general practice

Wednesday 28 June 2017, 2:38PM

Waitemata is the largest DHB by population in New Zealand and its general practices service a diverse range of communities. New Zealand Doctor reporter Aaron van Delden spent two days on the road visiting a range of practices. Here he pops in on Kaipara Medical Centre


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Healthcare Aotearoa reconfirms purpose: Advocating for high-need communitiesThursday 20 July 2017, 2:59PM

Healthcare Aotearoa has reconfirmed its fundamental purpose to advocate for and protect the wellbeing of high-needs communities and the model of integrated, community-based healthcare provision that supports them

A call to arms goes out once more to keep quality primary healthcare

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Baby boomers and health IT threaten to gobble up health resources. But, as we adapt, let’s treasure personal connection, writes Larry Jordan

Nurse-led healthcare in Eketahuna, a small place with a big heart

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Locum practice nurse Trish Wilkinson pays tribute to a little community health centre in heartland New Zealand


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