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Acute hospital admissions grow despite increased use of GP services

Reducing pressure on hospitals requires strong integration between hospitals, GPs, and social services and a cross-party political commitment to a long-term strategy.

3D technology finds tiny medical clues in children’s faces

Researchers are leading an innovative project that uses spatial technologies such as 3D mapping to analyse subtle facial features in children in order to help identify underlying medical conditions such as rare diseases.

Excellent learning opportunities await GPs at Nurse Practitioner conference

Health professionals are welcoming the news that the Nurse Practitioners New Zealand biannual conference will be CME accredited, as GPs can now share in the excellent learning opportunities on offer.

Clinical IT leaders create national network

A group of Kiwi clinicians with a passion for technology driving changes in health care have created a Clinical Informatics Leadership Network for New Zealand. The group wants to increase the number of nurse members to ensure it is an inclusive multi-disciplinary network.

Euthanasia and assisted dying: Understanding why people think the way they do

Sara Carbery talks to the lead researcher of a compelling study that sets out to understand why people hold their particular views on euthanasia and assisted dying.

Young female medical specialists feel pressure to be tough, finds study

Women specialists in their 30s are still being judged against outdated notions of dedication and toughness that is putting them at risk of burnout, according to Kiwi research.

Top tertiary teacher – adding humanity into teaching medicine

The Associate Professor behind hundreds of medical students bunking down for a weekend with a Kiwi Pacific family won this year’s Top Tertiary Teacher Supreme Award. Jody Hopkinson talks to Faumuina Fa’afetai Sopoaga about revolutionising the teaching of Pacific Health to our future doctors.

Little progress made in boosting clinical governance

A new report from the University of Otago has highlighted a lack of progress in clinical governance in NZ’s health system.

ACC to cut medical advisors in clinical services restructure

ACC is proposing to cut its medical advisors by 20 per cent and increase its psychology and allied clinical advisors in a proposed restructuring of its clinical advisory services released yesterday.

Brushing away Whanganui children’s bad teeth with new study

Whanganui is leading the way with a study that aims to revolutionise the way decay in children's teeth is combated.

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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