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New Zealand contributes to trial success for dabigatran reversal

New Zealand contributes to trial success for dabigatran reversal
Friday 18 August 2017, 4:17PM

New Zealanders made up about a third of participants when idarucizumab was trialled internationally for reversing anti-coagulation

Couple’s big plans for small town that has been hard to sell to new doctors

Friday 18 August 2017, 2:50PM

Talks are under way between the local council and investors who want to build a new integrated health facility in Levin next year


Spread of performance-enhancing drugs alarms nutritionist

Friday 18 August 2017, 11:10AM

Jeni Pearce says supplements should be treated like medications and used only by those who need them


Hastings GP gets five years' jail time for indecent assault of male patients

Friday 18 August 2017, 10:25AM

A doctor who stupefied and indecently assaulted male patients at a Hastings clinic has been sentenced to five years in prison


Think twice before you self-promote - barrister tells doctors

Friday 18 August 2017, 9:51AM

IN PRINT: There have been recent, little-publicised updates to the Medical Council's 'Statement on Advertising' and opaque reasoning behind decisions



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Purpose-built medical centre to transform healthcare in Horowhenua

Horowhenua District Council Friday 18 August 2017, 03:05PM

RACP: Make healthy housing the norm

RACP Friday 18 August 2017, 10:39AM

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Coleman sees personalised high-needs funding as preferable to VLCA subsidy

Coleman sees personalised high-needs funding as preferable to VLCA subsidyFriday 18 August 2017, 2:14PM

Health minister Jonathan Coleman has dropped a hint of behind-the-scenes developments with the widely disparaged Very Low Cost Access subsidy

From front line to storyline: Creating medical mayhem on Shortland Street

Thursday 03 August 2017, 11:31AM

Euthanasia, medical marijuana, social determinants of health, youth suicide –Shortland Street has been tackling the big topics for 25 years. Aaron van Delden talks to a nurse who ditched her scrubs to help bring these burning issues to New Zealand television screens

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

Thursday 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


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Patient portal enthusiasts front-up with figures, but doubts remain

Patient portal enthusiasts front-up with figures, but doubts remainFriday 18 August 2017, 2:21PM

Halfway there for Glenview Medical’s $5 million practice expansion journey

Thursday 03 August 2017, 11:15AM

A Hamilton practice is halfway through its journey towards a new home, having moved into its partially completed new premis­es built next to its old site

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

Thursday 20 July 2017, 2:52PM

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


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Interactive map of practice ownership

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Budget 2016 on 26 May

Keira StephensonWednesday 01 June 2016, 4:17PM

The Zika virus

Ruth BrownTuesday 02 February 2016, 12:11PM


Singing, speaking, shouting – opinions, ideas and musings

Barbara Docherty

Walk the talk and let your patients ask questions

By Barbara Docherty Friday 18 August 2017, 1:24PM Comments 0
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Diary of a reluctant GP: On real estate and rejection

By guest blogger Thursday 17 August 2017, 12:39PM Comments 0
Barbara Fountain

Just don’t stand still

By Barbara Fountain Wednesday 16 August 2017, 10:24AM Comments 0
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Pepper potting and its sibling known as VLCA

By Jim Vause Tuesday 15 August 2017, 9:26AM Comments 1

Monkeying around in Lombok

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Auditor general's report - Mental health: Effectiveness of the planning to discharge people from hospital

In compiling the report, the Office of the Auditor General collected and analysed a lot of data during our audit. This video explains what was done with the data.


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Patient portal enthusiasts front-up with figures, but doubts remain

Patient portal enthusiasts front-up with figures, but doubts remainFriday 18 August 2017, 2:36PM

Health minister Jonathan Coleman is right about the small size of the DHBs’ deficits, but, nevertheless, heavy pressure about them is exerted behind the scenes, writes Ian Powell

Do we need a more personalised approach to immunisation consent?

Thursday 03 August 2017, 11:21AM

How does the public conversation affect parents looking for a balanced view in terms of immunisation information, asks Bronwen Warren

Healthcare Aotearoa reconfirms purpose: Advocating for high-need communities

Thursday 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


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