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For after hours care phone your General Practice

Friday 18 December 2015, 02:40PM

Media release from Canterbury DHB: Selwyn residents requiring after hours health care are being encouraged to phone their General Practice Team in the first instance unless it’s an emergency
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New fund to improve health outlook for disadvantaged children

Friday 18 December 2015, 01:31PM

Media release from Cure Kids: A new programme of interventional research that has the potential to make a significant and long lasting improvement to the health of disadvantaged young New Zealanders will commence in 2016 following the formation of a funding partnership between child health research charity Cure Kids and Perpetual Guardian’s philanthropic services
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Survey shows surgical teams working well together

Friday 18 December 2015, 12:55PM

Media release from Health Quality and Safety Commission: As part of the evaluation of the Health Quality & Safety Commission’s Safe Surgery NZ programme, a baseline national survey of district health board (DHB) surgical staff has been undertaken
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The case for specifying minimum staffing levels

Friday 18 December 2015, 12:53PM

Media release from ASMS: “There’s a good argument for specifying minimum staffing levels in public hospital departments and services, even – or perhaps, especially - during times of financial constraint,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS)
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Kiwi victims of failed hip implants file proceedings

Friday 18 December 2015, 12:52PM

Media release from Meredith Connell: Patients who received harmful ASR metal-on-metal hip implants are taking legal action against transnational surgical manufacturer DePuy International, which recalled the product only after it had been put in around 400 New Zealanders
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Southern DHB launches new programme to define future

Friday 18 December 2015, 11:46AM

Media release from Southern DHB: Southern DHB today launched a programme aimed at establishing a shared vision of what Southern DHB should look like in the future
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Lester Levy appointed as new Health Research Council chair

Friday 18 December 2015, 11:04AM

Media release from health minister Jonathan Coleman: Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says Dr Lester Levy has been appointed chair of the Health Research Council (HRC), replacing outgoing chair Sir Robert Stewart
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Surgeons say earlier Coromandel closing times put community’s health first

Friday 18 December 2015, 09:10AM

Media release from The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons: The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) supports the Thames Coromandel District Council’s new measures to introduce earlier closing times for the regions' bars and liquor outlets
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Early detection key to stopping Syphilis

Thursday 17 December 2015, 03:09PM

Media release from Canterbury DHB: Cantabrians who have unprotected sex or who have multiple sex partners are being urged to get a sexual health check for Christmas
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Depression support is available 24/7 over the holidays

Thursday 17 December 2015, 12:29PM

Media release from Homecare Medical: All Black great and mental health advocate Sir John Kirwan is reminding Kiwis there’s always support at the end of the phone, when you need it
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Broadway Radiology  to redevelop on Grey Street site

Thursday 17 December 2015, 12:27PM

Media release from Broadway Radiology: The site of the former Crest Hospital in Grey Street will remain in medical hands
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Rental ‘Warrant of Fitness’ to start in Wellington and Dunedin  

Thursday 17 December 2015, 12:25PM

Media release from University of Otago: The University of Otago, Wellington is working with Wellington and Dunedin City Councils on a rental Warrant of Fitness (WoF) to be introduced next year
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The latest issue New Zealand Medical Journal is out tomorrow

Thursday 17 December 2015, 11:02AM

Media release from NZMA: Latest issue of New Zealand Medical Journal (Vol 128 No 1427: 18 December 2015)
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New immunisation resource for primary care

Thursday 17 December 2015, 10:19AM

Media release from health minister Jonathan Coleman: Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says a new resource will support midwifes, nurses and doctors to inform parents about infant immunisation
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Clinical decision rules to decrease unnecessary use of medical imaging

Wednesday 16 December 2015, 05:12PM

Media release from NPS MedicineWise: The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR) have taken the next step in support of their Choosing Wisely Australia® recommendations
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A simple saliva test could replace blood tests for heart failure: QUT study

Wednesday 16 December 2015, 05:09PM

Media release from the Queensland University of Technology: Research on a new non-invasive method of screening for the ‘silent killer’, heart failure, by testing saliva instead of blood being developed at QUT, has received a $75,000 Heart Foundation Vanguard Grant
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Immunisation against whooping cough crucial in pregnancy: new report

Wednesday 16 December 2015, 03:45PM

Media release from the HQSC: A new report discusses how rates of whooping cough can be reduced by immunising women during pregnancy and improving education about the illness
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Summer takeaways: 2015 wrapped up... and more from New Zealand Doctor

Wednesday 16 December 2015, 02:23PM

Update from nzdoctor.co.nz
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Mental health workforce plan feedback sought

Wednesday 16 December 2015, 12:08PM

Media release from health minister Jonathan Coleman: Dr Coleman says a draft Action Plan to guide training and development of mental health workers is out for sector consultation
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Simulation training to improve treatment injury prevention

Wednesday 16 December 2015, 08:58AM

Media release from the University of Auckland: Treatment injury prevention in New Zealand will benefit from a world leading operating room simulation training programme, developed and piloted at the University of Auckland and to be rolled out to hospitals from next year
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