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Federation Supports the WHO Declaration of Astana

Published: Fri 16 Nov 2018 07:32 PM
Federation States its Support for the World Health Organisation’s Declaration of Astana The newly elected Board of the Federation of Primary Health Aotearoa New Zealand (the Federation) met for its first meeting this week and immediately stated ... Read more...

Proposal for National School of Rural Health

Published: Fri 16 Nov 2018 03:33 PM
The University of Otago remains committed to the collaborative proposal for a National Interprofessional School of Rural Health. Read more...

Dr Samantha Murton wins College Presidential election

Published: Fri 16 Nov 2018 10:38 AM
Dr Samantha Murton, a GP from Wellington, has been elected President of The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (the College), winning the Presidential election by a clear margin. Read more...

Hazardous drinkers top three-quarters of a million

Published: Fri 16 Nov 2018 09:21 AM
Alcohol Healthwatch is disappointed, but not surprised, with new statistics from the Ministry of Health showing no change in New Zealand’s hazardous drinking culture. Read more...

Kiwis Invited to Phase 2 of Coeliac Vaccine Trials

Published: Thu 15 Nov 2018 07:33 PM
Kiwis Invited to Phase 2 of Coeliac Vaccine Trials A coeliac disease vaccine currently undergoing investigation with the aim to protect patients from the harmful effects of gluten is looking for kiwi volunteers for the Phase 2 clinical trial. Having achieved ... Read more...

Commitment to addressing rural health workforce crisis

Published: Thu 15 Nov 2018 07:21 PM
Commitment to addressing rural health workforce crisis welcomed; detail now needed The New Zealand Rural General Practice Network welcomed government acknowledgment that the current rural health workforce is not sustainable and action is required ... Read more...

NZMA calls for an immediate ban on boxing

Published: Thu 15 Nov 2018 05:37 PM
The New Zealand Medical Association strongly supports the World Medical Association’s position on boxing , and in particular the statement that boxing is qualitatively different from other sports because of the injuries it causes, and that it should ... Read more...

Canterbury transfers one million patient records to SI PICS

Published: Thu 15 Nov 2018 01:08 PM
More than one million patient records have been transferred to Canterbury DHB’s new patient management and administration system, the South Island Patient Information Care System. SI PICS went live across CDHB on 6 October. Provided by Orion Health, ... Read more...

Te Ara Oranga Supreme Winner

Published: Thu 15 Nov 2018 11:41 AM
An initiative to reduce the hold that methamphetamine has over the Northland region, Te Ara Oranga was awarded the Cedric Kelly Supreme Award at the 2018 Northland Health and Social Innovation Bi-annual Awards at Forum North on Wednesday. Read more...

Call for volunteers to help fight NZ’s largest killer

Published: Wed 14 Nov 2018 04:08 PM
With one in five Kiwis dying from heart disease, the Heart Foundation is calling for people to join with it and help tackle the sobering health statistic, by volunteering as a street collector for its Big Heart Appeal 2019. Heart Foundation Medical Director ... Read more...
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