Opinion: Erin Meads – primary care nursing invisible for too long

Some general practice websites don’t even mention their nursing staff – others share only their first names. Erin Meads argues that 2019 is the year for primary care nursing to become more visible and its value given greater recognition.

Opinion: Dr Tracy Chandler – Why emulsifiers are my least favourite processed ingredient

Dr Tracy Chandler (aka Dr Wellness) says as well as having no nutritional value, emulsifiers can also lead to increased risk of cancer, inflammatory conditions, metabolic syndrome and increased gut permeability.

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.

Opinion: Dr Tracy Chandler – Why more and more younger people have an inability...

Dr Tracy Chandler (aka Dr Wellness) talks about why she is seeing an epidemic of younger and younger people with fatigue and an inability to cope with life.

Opinion: Janet Peters – Intervene early to lessen trauma for kids

The Mental Health and Addiction Inquiry has done a great job in raising many issues but there is one area that needs further attention writes psychologist Janet Peters.

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.
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