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Expectations low, demands high as ‘starved’ sector braces for Budget

Expectations low, demands high as ‘starved’ sector braces for Budget
Thursday 25 May 2017, 10:35AM

Medical leaders are anxious about funding for health and, in particular, for primary care, ahead of today’s Budget

Overworked mental health services send patients back to community void

Thursday 25 May 2017, 11:18AM

Unmet need spilling out of mental health services is troubling another organisation, a suicide prevention trust that has had its concerns echoed by GP Rose Bruce


Time to stop belt-tightening, says economist

Thursday 25 May 2017, 11:08AM

Economist Geoff Simmons is hopeful the Government will loosen the purse strings for health in today’s Budget, but he’s not convinced it has its priorities right


Budget 2017: Now or never for progress on sector demands

Wednesday 24 May 2017, 11:48AM

Tomorrow’s Budget will reveal whether progress can be made on any of the sector’s demands on the future of general practice


Toop to ministry: Drop the attitude towards general practice

Wednesday 24 May 2017, 11:19AM

The message from the ministry's upper echelons is that primary care is past its use-by date and will be replaced by virtual health, says Les Toop



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Medicinal cannabis trial shows reduced seizures in children with severe epilepsy 

University of Melbourne Thursday 25 May 2017, 01:11PM

Sysmex New Zealand announce new management roles

Sysmex New Zealand Thursday 25 May 2017, 12:35PM

Sysmex New Zealand commence direct sales of Urinalysis instrument portfolio

Sysmex New Zealand Thursday 25 May 2017, 12:34PM

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The forgotten coast: Ngati Porou’s hidden health crisis

The forgotten coast: Ngati Porou’s hidden health crisisThursday 11 May 2017, 11:03AM

The East Coast north of Gisborne is one of the most isolated and economically deprived areas of the country, and its mostly Maori residents experience some of the worst health outcomes. Iwi health provider and PHO Ngati Porou Hauora is trying to turn the tide of what it calls decades of official neglect

Facebook private page gets medical sisterhood caring for their own

Wednesday 03 May 2017, 4:39PM

Virginia McMillan asks what’s behind the rise of an online phenomenon – social media for women doctors only

Burnouts on the job: A night at the speedway with Dr Page

Wednesday 12 April 2017, 11:54AM

Fiona Thomas hangs out with an eagle-eyed racetrack GP, where the spills are thrills but also bring a big responsibility


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Orion Health signs $9.34 million deal for electronic health record in Dorset, England

Orion Health signs $9.34 million deal for electronic health record in Dorset, EnglandThursday 11 May 2017, 11:14AM

Orion Health’s precision medicine software has been selected by Dorset County Council in England to create a new care record for the district’s 765,000 people, worth $9.34 million

Northland clinic named as top rural practice for exceptional support

Wednesday 03 May 2017, 4:48PM

Supporting a patient with an eating disorder so she didn’t “slip through the net” has seen Ngunguru Medical Centre take out the award for Rural General Practice of the Year.

Want a young GP to buy your practice?

Wednesday 12 April 2017, 12:38PM

Sean Phelan outlines some exit strategies for GPs wanting to enjoy their retirement


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Barbara Fountain

Seize the day or twiddle

By Barbara Fountain Thursday 25 May 2017, 9:49AM Comments 0
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Perfect storm brewing for primary health

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I think I have worked out the Govt’s strategy for health

By Jim Vause Tuesday 23 May 2017, 1:36PM Comments 0

New measures work only if consumers placed in centre

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East of elsewhere

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Pegasus Health opens new 24 Hour Surgery

After 30 years of operation, Christchurch’s largest after-hours provider was on the move with Pegasus Health opening a new, state-of-the-art, 24-hour facility in the early hours of Wednesday 10 May. Southern correspondent Liane Topham-Kindley takes a look around

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Good work Pam. We are certainly not adapting as quickly as we need to. Mark Wills on Perfect storm brewing for primary health
Great article Pam but a sad correction, the figure of exits for Northland GPs was 56% in the next 4...Geoff Cunningham on Perfect storm brewing for primary health
John may be right that primary care is not being valued but I believe he is wrong about how to fix i...Dr Keith Blayney (GP) on Budget spend unlikely to fix a 'tired and broken system', says Pinnacle boss
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When it’s your duty to come between your patient and their driver licence

When it’s your duty to come between your patient and their driver licenceThursday 11 May 2017, 11:17AM

The driver licence is often dear to an elderly person’s heart. Woe betide any GP who, however tactfully, suggests the licence might be at risk. Emma Dunning reports from the front line

Saying no to the Taranaki Rugby Football Union on concussion

Wednesday 03 May 2017, 4:44PM

Taranaki GP Rose Bruce is angry over expectations of GPs’ participation in checks on potentially concussed rugby players and getting them back onto the field

Diary of a reluctant GP On bare feet and nasty infections

Wednesday 12 April 2017, 12:48PM

As a new arrival to the country I was astonished to learn that 50 per cent of New Zealanders receive an antibiotic every year. I'm surprised the figure wasn't higher...


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NZMA tops for political clout amid swathes of disaffection

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