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Traumatic Brain Injury Network launched

New TBI Network expected to bridge gap between research, clinical care and public health policy.

Recognising GPs this World Family Doctor Day

Today is World Family Doctor Day, a day to celebrate and acknowledge what your family doctor, your GP, does for you and your loved ones.

Elective surgery rates: 10,000 patients could miss out on ‘much-needed surgery’

Hospitals are falling behind last year's performance with doctors likely to perform 10,000 fewer surgeries, claims Simon Bridges.

Nearly half of GPs plan to retire in next decade

Nearly half the country’s GPs are going to retire within the next 10 years, so what can we do to ensure we have enough GPs to keep up with patient demand?

New Zealand to participate in international survey for World Hand Hygiene Day

New Zealand has an opportunity to participate in a global survey to assess infection prevention and control programmes in health care facilities as part of World Hand Hygiene Day on 5 May.

Antibiotics prescribed to nearly half of all people who visit a GP each year

The data is part of the new Atlas of Healthcare Variation on community use of antibiotics released by the Health Quality & Safety Commission. It highlights variation in community antibiotic use, although it is...

Midwifery Workforce Accord Welcomed

A new Midwifery Workforce Accord signed today signals safe and sustainable staffing levels, although workforce issues "won't be solved overnight".

Toothache for northern kids

A new study has found that about two thirds of pre-school aged children have tooth decay in northern New Zealand, and experts warn this is not surprising.

Optometrists want end to cataract ‘postcode care’: ‘It’s affecting people’s quality of life’

Optometrists are calling for an end to unequal access to cataract surgery - saying too many Kiwis are being left to suffer.

New national maternity early warning system aims to reduce maternal morbidity

A new system is being rolled out to help clinicians quickly respond to deteriorating health in pregnant women in hospital.

DR WELLNESS

More than just a ‘pill for every ill’

Dr Tracy Chandler (a.k.a. Dr Wellness) says we need to move beyond the current ‘pill for every ill’ model of general practice to a more patient-centred integrative approach.

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