Opinion: Ian Powell – Leadership needed on safe staffing

Association of Salaried Medical Specialists Executive Director Ian Powell believes the Health Minister needs to show consistent leadership over safe staffing in the health workforce.

Opinion: Ian Powell – “We need a circuit-breaker” – ending the DHB-resident doctor dispute

Association of Salaried Medical Specialists Executive Director Ian Powell believes the strikes could have been avoided had the District Health Boards agreed to participate in a non-adversarial process.

Opinion: Simon Wallace – Rest homes need to keep up with pay

Vast majority of our aged-care providers are unable to compete with the extra money paid to DHB nurses.

Opinion: Jay Kuten – Safety first for striking docs

Junior doctors have gone on strike in Whanganui and around New Zealand.

Opinion: Dr Tracy Chandler – You are not a number

As we embrace the New Year, Dr Tracy Chandler (aka Dr Wellness) says we should be celebrating our uniqueness and aim for a one-size-does-not-fit-all approach to your health.

Opinion: Dr Tracy Chandler – Why are we overeating?

With the festive season upon us, Dr Tracy Chandler (aka Dr Wellness) looks at why we over-indulge.

Opinion: Mark Jones – ‘Do you speak-a-my language?’

Dr Mark Jones reflects on the requirements for nurses to be proficient in English in our ‘land down under’

Opinion: Jenesa Jeram – Super model needs a facelift

New Zealand Initiative Research Fellow Jenesa Jeram says we need to look carefully at our pension scheme.

Opinion: Dr Tracy Chandler – the importance of dermoscopy

Dr Tracy Chandler (aka Dr Wellness) discusses the advantages and importance of dermoscopy.

Opinion: Monina Hernandez – Migrant nurses can help solve Kiwi nursing shortage

Monina Hernandez, the president of the Filipino Nurses Association of New Zealand, argues that granting longer migrant nurse visas to Filipino nurses can help solve the nursing shortage.


Opinion: Dr Tracy Chandler – The effects of ‘leaky brain’

Dr Tracy Chandler (aka Dr Wellness) says leaky brain can lead to many different brain disorders, from depression to dementia.


Sponsored: Volunteers tackle diabetes in Papua New Guinea

Working with local health providers, Volunteer Service Abroad is tackling diabetes in Papua New Guinea.