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NZDA President calls out school dental service

Published: Mon 20 Aug 2018 12:51 PM
The New Zealand Dental Association (NZDA) President used his opening address at the annual conference to call on the government to improve the school dental service. Read more...

Expertise of clinicians needs to be valued in health sector

Published: Mon 20 Aug 2018 10:26 AM
The Council of Trade Unions Secretary Sam Huggard said today that unions were supporting a public health system that listened to and valued the advice of clinicians, in response to the Association of Salaried Medical Specialist’s concerns about our pathology ... Read more...

People living with dementia need to be treated with dignity

Published: Mon 20 Aug 2018 08:55 AM
Alzheimers NZ has welcomed the Human Rights Commission report into the provision of aged residential care without consent, saying it highlights many of the very concerning issues impacting New Zealanders living with dementia. Read more...

More transparency around health funding formula needed

Published: Fri 17 Aug 2018 09:53 AM
University of Otago researchers are calling for more transparency and dialogue around the formula used to distribute funding between the country’s 20 district health boards, integral to the functioning of the New Zealand health system. Read more...

NZers using more antipsychotics, especially older females

Published: Fri 17 Aug 2018 09:43 AM
New Zealanders using more antipsychotics, especially older females The prescription of drugs designed to treat conditions such as bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, and symptoms such as hallucinations and delusions has increased in New Zealand by ... Read more...

Growing drug resistance will lead to long-term harm

Published: Fri 17 Aug 2018 08:58 AM
Drugs that fight many common infectious diseases are becoming less effective because of increased antibiotic resistance, a direct consequence of persistent high levels of community antibiotic use in New Zealand. A University of Auckland study has analysed ... Read more...

HiNZ speaker to detail Scotland’s approach to digital health

Published: Thu 16 Aug 2018 11:18 AM
Scotland plans to spend more of its health IT funding centrally as part of the implementation of its new Digital Health and Care Strategy, a HiNZ 2018 speaker says. Read more...

Safe staffing and healthy workplaces a Ministry priority

Published: Thu 16 Aug 2018 11:11 AM
Ministry of Health’s acting Chief Nursing Officer Dr Jill Clendon says the safe staffing accord sends a clear message the health sector is committed to the safety of all staff and patients. Read more...

Winter illness advice

Published: Wed 15 Aug 2018 04:58 PM
The Royal New Zealand College of GPs is advising people to go to their GP first if they are suffering from winter ailments, because their GP knows their conditions well and can provide ongoing, specialised care. Read more...

New study shows vast majority of melanomas are self-detected

Published: Wed 15 Aug 2018 03:46 PM
New study shows vast majority of melanomas are self-detected – with home-grown technology here to help Read more...
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