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'You're fired.' Barring callers is a last resort for some health helplines

'You're fired.' Barring callers is a last resort for some health helplines
Wednesday 23 August 2017, 10:10AM

IN PRINT: When people call the Government’s helplines, they don’t expect to be unable to connect because their phone number has been blocked

Weight bias of practitioners can be a hurdle for dealing with childhood obesity

Wednesday 23 August 2017, 12:42PM

Health practitioners need to leave their own bias at the door when dealing with childhood weight issues, a Southland dietitian says


Five over-diagnosed conditions and what we can do about them

Wednesday 23 August 2017, 10:37AM

Australian healthcare organisations are urging action to tackle over-diagnosis and over-treatment of some conditions


Newborn’s brain damage highlights ‘disjointed and confused’ maternity care

Wednesday 23 August 2017, 9:58AM

IN PRINT: A baby suffering brain damage as a result of having no vitamin K injection is an example of disjointed maternity care having a negative impact, a Kumeu GP says


Parents’ power over HPV immunisation programme comes into question

Tuesday 22 August 2017, 4:18PM

An academic is calling for legislation which clears up what rights those aged under 16 have in terms of consenting or refusing to be vaccinated



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RACP: make good work the norm

Royal Australasian College of Physicians Wednesday 23 August 2017, 02:25PM

Community dementia service shifts to CCCN

West Coast DHB Wednesday 23 August 2017, 12:21PM

Call to combine gout and diabetes testing 

Arthritis New Zealand and Diabetes New Zealand Wednesday 23 August 2017, 11:47AM

The People’s Review of Renting launched: telling the human stories behind the rental housing crisis

ActionStation and Renters United Wednesday 23 August 2017, 11:35AM

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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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Ruth BrownTuesday 02 February 2016, 12:11PM


Singing, speaking, shouting – opinions, ideas and musings

Jim Vause

The view from the swamp

By Jim Vause Wednesday 23 August 2017, 9:21AM Comments 0
Emma Dunning

Signage on my mind, but not yet on our building...

By Emma Dunning Tuesday 22 August 2017, 3:54PM Comments 0
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Hurrah for those little bundles of joy

By Caitlyn O'Fallon Tuesday 22 August 2017, 10:12AM Comments 0
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On the hustings: Week one

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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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Simple Tim, the purpose of VLCA now is to continue VLCA practices to cannibalize the Access funded p...Geoff Cunningham on Nat's promise of $18 cap on GP fees for cardholders surprise to the sector
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Thank you for bringing up the anomalies that this issue highlights I suspect there are other areas...Nina Sawicki on Parents’ power over HPV immunisation programme comes into question
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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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