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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...

Southern DHB supporting Stop Pressure Injury Day

Published: Wed 14 Nov 2018 03:56 PM
Pressure injuries can be a painful and unnecessary experience. Everyone in a caring role – both formal and informal – can play a part in helping to avoid them. To spread this message, Southern DHB is supporting International Stop Pressure Injury ... Read more...

Practical Alternatives to Self-Harm

Published: Wed 14 Nov 2018 11:01 AM
Alternatives to Self-Harm (ASH) is an approach that has been demonstrated to lead to a reduction of self-harm risk for people with emotional dysregulation. It can increase confidence in clients to maintain more effective coping strategies, as well ... Read more...

Sunrise hearing assistance grants now available

Published: Tue 13 Nov 2018 04:45 PM
When the Gisborne Hearing Association closed in 2016 they established the Hearing Assistance Fund at Sunrise to ensure those with hearing impairments in Tairawhiti-Gisborne will be supported forever. Read more...

Difficult choices for clinical leaders

Published: Tue 13 Nov 2018 03:35 PM
An informal poll of medical students highlights the difficult choices that clinical leaders have to make in an environment of ongoing resource constraints, according to Professor Murray Barclay, President of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists ... Read more...
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