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Doctors use of self-disclosure positive with patients

Tue, 1 Sep 2015 12:30:35 +1200 | Auckland University

Doctors often use their own experience to enhance communication with a patient during a clinical consultation. These “self-disclosures” were the focus of a recent study led by Dr Bruce Arroll, a Professor of General Practice and Primary Health ...More >>

Extended regional air service a good start

Mon, 31 Aug 2015 15:25:35 +1200 | NZ Rural General Practice Network

Today's announcement that Jetstar will offer four extra regional destinations to its New Zealand routes and the suggestion that more will likely be added is positive news for regional and rural communities, says New Zealand Rural General Practice ...More >>

Kaikoura’s new family health centre has an official name

Mon, 31 Aug 2015 12:01:05 +1200 | Canterbury District Health Board

It is ‘Kaikoura Health, Te Hā o Te Ora’. Kaikoura Service Level Alliance (SLA) members, who are overseeing development of the model of care and service design for the $13.4 million facility, asked Te Rūnanga o Kaikoura to gift a name for the centre. ...More >>

Wellness in the Workplace Survey

Mon, 31 Aug 2015 11:41:45 +1200 | Southern Cross

This morning the second Wellness in the Workplace survey - a nationwide study of 113 employers (with 116,000 employees) by Southern Cross Health Society and BusinessNZ is being released. The full Wellness in the Workplace 2015 survey can be found here ...More >>

Help Keep the Emergency Departments for Medical Emergencies

Mon, 31 Aug 2015 09:55:20 +1200 | Nelson Malborough District Health Board

The Nelson Marlborough District Health Board is urging people in the region to see their GP and call the 24/7 Healthline if they feel unwell and it is not a medical emergency.More >>

Speech to the 2015 Green Cross Health Conference

Fri, 28 Aug 2015 16:51:57 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Good afternoon, it is a pleasure for me to join you this afternoon for this year’s Green Cross Health 2015 Conference. I would like to thank Green Cross Health for the opportunity to be here today. It is a real pleasure to see so many pharmacists ...More >>

Happiness essential part of rebuild

Fri, 28 Aug 2015 13:42:59 +1200 | Lincoln University

Happiness essential part of rebuild A smile should be as reflective of Christchurch as its shiny new glass buildings, a visiting academic at Lincoln University says. More >>

National Dementia Plan Urgently Needed

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 17:22:37 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

The Ministry of Health has no plan to care for the 150,000 New Zealanders who are likely to have dementia by 2050, says New Zealand First. “When questioned in Parliament today Health Minister Jonathan Coleman could only point to an outline for dementia ...More >>

Antenatal depression missed in a quarter of mums with PND

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 16:39:03 +1200 | Mothers Helpers

Founder of PND-support charity Mothers Helpers, Kristina Paterson, estimates up to a quarter of mums with PND have undiagnosed depression when they are pregnant and is calling for nationwide screening.More >>

No Sales in Controlled Purchase Operation

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 16:11:05 +1200 | Northland District Health Board

A Controlled Purchase Operation (CPO) was carried out by Northland Police and Northland District Health Board recently. The operation audited 16 Off-licensed premises in the Mid North and Bay of Islands area. More >>

Health Practitioners Bill

Wed, 26 Aug 2015 16:51:59 +1200 | Select Committee Office

Public submissions are being invited on this bill. The closing date for submissions is Wednesday, 7 October 2015. More >>

Nurses And DHBs Agree on Pay And Conditions

Wed, 26 Aug 2015 13:44:06 +1200 | Morris PR

One of New Zealand’s largest collective employment agreements has been settled for the next two years. More >>

Taranaki DHB performs well in Q4 national health targets

Tue, 25 Aug 2015 15:31:17 +1200 | Taranaki District Health Board

The results for Quarter Four of 2014/15 have been released by the Ministry of Health. Taranaki DHB has performed well in the majority of national health targets in Q4. Taranaki DHB Acting Chief Executive, Rosemary Clements said, “A focus on the six ...More >>

West Coast DHB meets majority of health targets

Tue, 25 Aug 2015 15:26:41 +1200 | West Coast District Health

West Coast DHB meets majority of health targets The West Coast District Health Board has met five out of seven national health targets, topping the country in one target and narrowly missing two targets by eight and two patients respectively. The DHB’s ...More >>

Guild keen to support rural communities to tackle depression

Tue, 25 Aug 2015 10:12:58 +1200 | Pharmacy Guild

The Pharmacy Guild of New Zealand (the Guild) is keen to see community pharmacy play a part in supporting rural communities to tackle depression. More >>

Support key to treating antenatal depression

Mon, 24 Aug 2015 13:16:11 +1200 | Perinatal Mental Health Trust

The Perinatal Mental Health New Zealand Trust (PMHNZT) welcomes new research released to today which found that one in eight Kiwi mums are depressed during their pregnancy. More >>

Mondayitis alive and well in New Zealand

Mon, 24 Aug 2015 09:42:43 +1200 | Trade Me Limited

“Choose a job you love and you’ll never work a day in your life” is a popular quote attributed to Confucius about two and a half thousand years ago, but it seems Kiwis are nowhere near making it a reality. More >>

One in Eight Pregnant Women Affected by Depression

Mon, 24 Aug 2015 09:27:28 +1200 | Growing Up in New Zealand

Auckland, 24 August 2015 – One in eight New Zealand women suffer from depression symptoms while pregnant, with Pacific and Asian women twice as likely to be affected, reveals new research from Growing Up in New Zealand.More >>

Maori health expert to present at Taranaki DHB

Mon, 24 Aug 2015 09:12:19 +1200 | Taranaki District Health Board

Taranaki DHB will host public health advocate, psychiatrist and Maori Health expert Sir Mason Durie at Taranaki Base Hospital, where he will present on the Ministry of Health’s Maori Health strategy, Pae Ora.More >>

Increased focus on rural depression

Sun, 23 Aug 2015 12:12:25 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman and Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy have today announced increased training for rural health professionals and community leaders to tackle depression in rural communities.More >>


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