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RACS launches Action Plan to build respect

Mon, 30 Nov 2015 13:24:39 +1300 | Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

RACS launches Action Plan to build respect, improve patient safety Monday 30 November, 2015 An overhaul of complaints management, fundamental shifts in surgical education and a commitment to respect and collaboration are the cornerstones of an Action Plan ...More >>

Governor-General undergoes surgery

Mon, 30 Nov 2015 13:13:23 +1300 | Government House

The Governor-General, Lt Gen The Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae is recuperating in hospital after undergoing cardiac surgery this morning. More >>

Special family to light the Sky Tower

Mon, 30 Nov 2015 13:11:54 +1300 | SKYCITY

Special family to light the Sky Tower with Santa for Christmas Tonight, the Belz family from KidzFirst Children’s Hospital will have a Christmas experience like no other, helping Santa light the largest ‘Christmas Tree’ in Auckland, the Sky ...More >>

Trust boosts Auckland cancer research funding

Mon, 30 Nov 2015 11:50:48 +1300 | University of Auckland

The newly established Li Family Cancer Research Trust has announced its first call for applications for funding for cancer research projects, fellowships and doctoral scholarships.More >>

Doctors and physicians to march for a healthier future

Fri, 27 Nov 2015 13:30:01 +1300 | Royal Australasian College of Physicians

Physicians from across Australia and New Zealand will participate in this weekend’s People’s Climate March as part the Doctors for Climate Action campaign coordinated by the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP). The Doctors for Climate Action ...More >>

Smallest schools and communities have biggest hearts

Fri, 27 Nov 2015 13:16:10 +1300 | LifePod

New Zealand’s low decile and smallest schools have been among the most generous when it comes to helping to save lives, as they fundraise to support Mondiale LifePod infant incubators.More >>

National Audit highlights safer surgical practices

Fri, 27 Nov 2015 11:49:34 +1300 | Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

The 6th National Report of the Australian and New Zealand Audits of Surgical Mortality (ANZASM) was released today by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS), highlighting a significant drop in the number of adverse events due to issues with ...More >>

2015 Quality Account launch

Thu, 26 Nov 2015 16:17:11 +1300 | Nelson Marlborough District Health Board

The 2015 NMDHB Quality Account ‘ Healthcare Initiatives in Nelson Marlborough’ will be officially launched in Nelson and Wairau on Thursday 3 December. More >>

India stands with Asia Pacific nations

Thu, 26 Nov 2015 13:41:50 +1300 | Citizen News Service

India stands with Asia Pacific nations in drive for malariafree region CNS Photograph is online at: (CNS): Prime Minister Narendra Modi has joined other Asia Pacific Leaders in taking ...More >>

Brain research conference being held in Auckland

Thu, 26 Nov 2015 12:14:18 +1300 | University of Auckland

Leading brain researchers have gathered in Auckland for the Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Society conference which is being held in New Zealand for the first time.More >>

Public warned on dangers of synthetic cannabinoids

Thu, 26 Nov 2015 11:49:05 +1300 | Waitemata District Health Board

Waitemata DHB is warning the public of synthetic cannabinoids’ dangerous effects and the risks that people take by using these drugs. More >>

Guideline for reducing antibiotic prescribing

Thu, 26 Nov 2015 10:44:16 +1300 | Best Practice Advocacy Centre

Guideline for reducing antibiotic prescribing in self-limiting respiratory tract infections Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne says a new guideline will help to support General Practitioners in adopting delayed or no antibiotic prescribing strategies ...More >>

Early detection and management of Chronic Kidney Disease

Thu, 26 Nov 2015 10:41:55 +1300 | Best Practice Advocacy Centre

Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne says an electronic decision support tool will help General Practitioners improve the detection and management of patients with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD).More >>

“Fear of missing out” linked to alcohol harm in students

Thu, 26 Nov 2015 10:38:07 +1300 | University of Otago

University students who have a greater “fear of missing out” (FoMO) are much more likely to experience negative consequences from drinking alcohol, new University of Otago psychology research suggests. FoMO refers to the uneasy and often all-consuming ...More >>

StarJam launch new Annual Appeal

Wed, 25 Nov 2015 15:14:43 +1300 | StarJam

On Thursday 3rd December, StarJam launches a new annual appeal to celebrate and raise awareness of International Day of People with Disability. This special day is celebrated globally and aims to promote the understanding around disability in New Zealand and ...More >>

Nationwide tradeshow makes disability equipment accessible

Wed, 25 Nov 2015 14:36:46 +1300 | Show Your Ability

People with disabilities, their families and caregivers can now access the best mobility equipment, information and resources available, thanks to disability equipment trade show, Show Your Ability. More >>

Friday the 13th quiz raises more than $3,000

Wed, 25 Nov 2015 13:23:18 +1300 | GB Pensions

HURRAH! GBPensions’ and BlackCatConsulting’s Friday the 13th quiz raises more than $3,000 Here’s proof that Friday the 13th is lucky for some! A charity quiz night raised $3,115 for the Humane Rescue, Rehabilitation and Rehoming Charitable ...More >>

Langland and CAHG USA win top awards

Wed, 25 Nov 2015 11:18:24 +1300 | Best of Health Awards

Langland and CAHG USA were crowned for their outstanding healthcare advertising, at the 2015 IPA Best of Health Show, held tonight (24th November) at Café de Paris. More >>

Southern Cross Cracks Down on Suspicious Claims

Tue, 24 Nov 2015 13:25:51 +1300 | Southern Cross Healthcare

SOUTHERN CROSS CRACKS DOWN ON SUSPICIOUS CLAIMS Southern Cross Health Society is cracking down on suspicious claiming and poor billing practices with the introduction and promotion of a new 0800 number – 0800 420 055. Stefan Azzopardi, Head of Finance, ...More >>

New Zealand’s Health Care Home gains international interest

Tue, 24 Nov 2015 13:08:41 +1300 | Pinnacle

New Zealand’s Health Care Home gains international interest The New Zealand Health Care Home and its harnessing of data to improve long term health outcomes gained international attention at a recent conference in Sydney. Pinnacle Midlands Health ...More >>


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