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DHBs challenge RDA claims; remain committed to bargaining

Wed, 16 Jan 2019 17:07:31 +1300 | District Health Boards

Hospitals are coping well with the Resident Doctors’ Association 48-hour strike, which ends at 7am tomorrow, while District Health Boards remain open to negotiating a settlement, DHBs’ spokesman Dr Peter Bramley says. More >>

Climb a Giant Crane this Anniversary Weekend

Wed, 16 Jan 2019 16:33:11 +1300 | Ports of Auckland

MEDIA RELEASE: 16 January 2019 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SeePort Crane Tours for Diabetes New Zealand More >>

Health researcher in top 1 per cent of cited scientists

Wed, 16 Jan 2019 14:18:10 +1300 | Massey University

Professor John Potter, from Massey University’s Centre for Public Health Research, has been named as one of only 16 New Zealand scientists listed in the top one per cent of most cited scientists in the world.More >>

More Needed to End Ebola Epidemic in DRC

Wed, 16 Jan 2019 13:47:16 +1300 | Mercy Corps

GOMA, DRC—The global organization Mercy Corps is deeply concerned about the inadequate international response to the growing Ebola epidemic in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, which has killed 392 Congolese out of almost 600 confirmed cases in ...More >>

Stroke Awareness Week 2019

Wed, 16 Jan 2019 13:36:29 +1300 | Stroke Central Region Inc

Stroke Awareness Week will have the Big Blue theme in 2019, this can take various forms, whether it is The Big Blue Brunch or any other kind of Big Blue Event that you feel will attract your friends or colleagues to support the cause!More >>

500% increase in organ donors being compensated

Tue, 15 Jan 2019 13:25:45 +1300 | New Zealand National Party

National MP Chris Bishop is welcoming the news that 92 people obtained full compensation for donating live organs last year, under the first full year of the Compensation for Live Organ Donors Act being in force.More >>

New Zealand doctors prepare nationwide strike

Tue, 15 Jan 2019 11:18:39 +1300 | Socialist Equality Group

By Tom Peters, Socialist Equality Group 14 January 2019, original url: More >>

Three-Year-Old unable to access Life-Saving Treatment in NZ

Mon, 14 Jan 2019 13:42:44 +1300 | New Zealand Pompe Network

A little Kiwi girl currently living in Texas with her Kiwi parents is unable to live in New Zealand because the medicine she needs to survive is not available to her here.More >>

Junior doctors strike tomorrow, DHBs say they're prepared

Mon, 14 Jan 2019 11:17:03 +1300 | RNZ

The needs of acute patients will be met during tomorrow's junior doctor strike, a DHB spokesperson says. More >>

Care around the clock to continue throughout strike

Mon, 14 Jan 2019 09:46:08 +1300 | Canterbury DHB

With the New Zealand Resident Doctors’ Association 48 hour strike action starting tomorrow at 7am, Canterbury District Health Board is reminding people that they can help take the pressure off emergency services by always making their general practice ...More >>

Could Wagyu beef protect against heart disease?

Mon, 14 Jan 2019 09:42:11 +1300 | Liggins Institute

As barbeque season gets into full swing, New Zealand researchers are investigating whether certain kinds of red meat could actually protect against heart disease. More >>

DHBs dispute union’s claims about bargaining

Fri, 11 Jan 2019 17:20:52 +1300 | District Health Boards

District Health Boards strongly dispute the claims made by the Resident Doctors’ Association about bargaining discussions related to a collective agreement for Resident Medical Officers (often called junior doctors). More >>

Faster treatment, shorter stays Emergency Department goal

Fri, 11 Jan 2019 16:23:53 +1300 | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

Tailoring patients to the most appropriate health professionals in the timeliest way is the thought-process behind a successful Whakatāne Hospital Emergency Department (ED) project.More >>

Science Deadline: another hot year, fibre's benefits, 1080

Fri, 11 Jan 2019 15:41:01 +1300 | Science Media Centre

In this issue: 2018 another hot year, more evidence for fibre's benefits, and 1080 debate continues. More >>

Auckland veterinarian suspended for 9 months

Fri, 11 Jan 2019 14:52:16 +1300 | Veterinary Council of NZ

An Auckland veterinarian has had his registration suspended for 9 months for being aggressive and intimidating towards a junior veterinarian working for him, and for not cooperating with the investigation carried out by the body responsible for maintaining ...More >>

Fibre lowers chronic diseases risk - Expert Reaction

Fri, 11 Jan 2019 14:46:25 +1300 | Science Media Centre

Embargoed until 12.30pm NZT Friday 11 January An Otago-led systematic review published in The Lancet finds people with a diet high in fibre and whole grains have lower rates of a range of chronic diet-related diseases. Rates of heart disease - including ...More >>

Planning underway for Resident Medical Officer strike

Fri, 11 Jan 2019 10:35:01 +1300 | MidCentral District Health Board

Contingency planning is well underway at MidCentral DHB for an intended 48-hour strike by Resident Medical Officers (RMOs) who are members of the New Zealand Resident Doctors’ Association (NZDRA).More >>

AHF Welcomes World Bank Chief’s Resignation

Thu, 10 Jan 2019 17:16:27 +1300 | AIDS Healthcare Foundation

AHF Welcomes World Bank Chief’s Resignation, Calls for Change to Middle-Income Country Designation More >>

Electronic marking in high-stakes medical registration exam

Thu, 10 Jan 2019 14:46:13 +1300 | Medical Council of New Zealand

The NZREX Clinical tests clinical skills and knowledge at the level of a recent New Zealand medical graduate. About 80 overseas trained doctors choose to sit the examination each year with successful candidates able to register as a doctor in New Zealand. ...More >>

New Zealand’s public healthcare crisis worsens

Thu, 10 Jan 2019 12:01:19 +1300 | Socialist Equality Group

New Zealand’s Labour Party-led coalition government took office in October 2017 promising to address the severe crisis caused by more than a decade of cuts to the public health system. The previous National Party government underfunded healthcare ...More >>


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