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Under-13 visits remain high, but not enough to trigger subsidy review

Under-13 visits remain high, but not enough to trigger subsidy review
Wednesday 20 September 2017, 10:42AM

The number of children visiting their GP remains higher since the introduction of the zero fees for under-13s scheme

Rheumatic heart disease research boosted by Heart Foundation grant

Wednesday 20 September 2017, 5:26PM

Establishing a record of New Zealanders with rheumatic heart disease is one of several projects being supported by the Heart Foundation through research and training grants announced today


Pharmacy collection scheme disposes thirty tonnes of unwanted medicine

Wednesday 20 September 2017, 3:22PM

Over 30 tonnes of medical waste has been correctly disposed of thanks in part to to a project that encourages people to return their unwanted medication to pharmacies


Southern DHB's $1 million sum for assessment unit already paying off

Wednesday 20 September 2017, 12:50PM

Dunedin Hospital’s new medical assessment unit is already freeing up space in ED


DHB does U-turn on new lab services contract, will call for tenders

Tuesday 19 September 2017, 4:02PM

Taranaki DHB has abandoned talks with Taranaki Medlab to be the region’s sole provider of laboratory services and signalled its intention to call for tenders instead



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Opioid abuse, voluntary assisted dying, on agenda of annual meeting of pain medicine experts

Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists Wednesday 20 September 2017, 04:56PM

3.6 million Kiwis benefit from Pharmac's model

Health minister Jonathan Coleman Wednesday 20 September 2017, 10:26AM

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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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Budget 2016 on 26 May

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Singing, speaking, shouting – opinions, ideas and musings

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Lessons from Matilda

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Lethal weapon quandary

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Reluctantly on the wagon

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Comments you'll never hear at the office

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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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Downplay deficits if you will, but they dominate DHB thinking just the same

Downplay deficits if you will, but they dominate DHB thinking just the sameFriday 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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