The call for increased access to ‘talk therapies’ and more psychologists made in the Mental Health Inquiry report is applauded by the College of Clinical Psychologists – but a taskforce estimates the country already needs nearly 1000 more psychologists.
The largest cohort of Māori health professionals to ever graduate from Otago will be honoured on Friday before receiving their degrees on Saturday.
No quick-fix solutions to the mental health workforce crisis are offered in the Mental Health Inquiry report. Health Central looks at the Inquiry workforce findings and the sector’s response.
The iwi employer of GPs planning to strike in support of dentist colleagues says the dispute also brings to the fore the lack of public funding for adult dental care.
GPs working for iwi health provider Ora Toa have voted to take rolling one hour strike action leading up to a full day Christmas Eve strike in support of dentist colleagues.
The senior doctors’ call for the Health Minister to back a safe staffing accord for public hospital doctors – like the one already signed for nurses and midwives – is being backed by their junior doctor colleagues.
A midwives' union has cancelled eight strikes at two Bay of Plenty hospitals following an Employment Relations Authority ruling.
Women specialists in their 30s are still being judged against outdated notions of dedication and toughness that is putting them at risk of burnout, according to Kiwi research.
The allied health sector is delighted at the appointment of Martin Chadwick as the Ministry of Health’s first Chief Allied Health Professions Officer.