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Doctorless town first to trial Lance O'Sullivan's new telehealth platform

Doctorless town first to trial Lance O'Sullivan's new telehealth platform
Tuesday 25 July 2017, 4:53PM

Virtual health champion Lance O’Sullivan has brought a telehealth solution to the South Taranaki town of Patea, which has been without a GP for several weeks

HDC critical of hospital and GP for failing to detect cataract in newborn

Tuesday 25 July 2017, 2:42PM

A baby was left blind in one eye after hospital staff and a GP failed to pick up a cataract using newborn screening tests


University of Otago snaps up former Ko Awatea boss for its own project

Tuesday 25 July 2017, 1:55PM

Former Ko Awatea director Jonathon Gray signs on as a senior research fellow for the University of Otago, taking up a new innovation project


Experts call for target to slim Kiwi kids down to Aussie peers’ rate of obesity

Tuesday 25 July 2017, 1:17PM

New Zealand must do more to create healthy food environments, according to a report updating progress since 2014


Auckland pharmacist scoops awards evening with a little help from Ko Awatea

Monday 24 July 2017, 5:18PM

The supreme winner of the Pharmacy Awards has won in part due to innovative work at Counties Manukau’s troubled innovation arm Ko Awatea



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Love your bones

Massey University Tuesday 25 July 2017, 08:42AM

Poi study points to health benefits for over 60s

University of Auckland Tuesday 25 July 2017, 08:38AM

Throat cancer - an unexpected journey

Canterbury and West Coast DHBs Tuesday 25 July 2017, 08:36AM

Local government urges national action on climate change

Local Government NZ Monday 24 July 2017, 02:24PM

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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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Ruth BrownTuesday 02 February 2016, 12:11PM


Singing, speaking, shouting – opinions, ideas and musings

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The charge of the GP brigade

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Why we can’t resist the lure of mermaids

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Like red-zoned gardens, quake damaged nurses are being abandoned

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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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Healthcare Aotearoa reconfirms purpose: Advocating for high-need communities

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

Wednesday 05 July 2017, 2:01PM

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

Wednesday 28 June 2017, 2:26PM

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


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