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Women specialists in their 30s are still being judged against outdated notions of dedication and toughness that is putting them at risk of burnout, according to Kiwi research.

New chief nurse “humbled and excited”

The country’s new chief nursing officer Margareth Broodkoorn says she is humbled and excited at her appointment and at being able to bring the strengths of her bicultural Māori and Dutch heritage to the role.

First ever Chief Allied Health Officer excited at joining new-look Ministry

The allied health sector is delighted at the appointment of Martin Chadwick as the Ministry of Health’s first Chief Allied Health Professions Officer.

Thousands of hospital services workers to get ‘life-changing’ pay rise

Hospital services workers to get up to 40 per cent more over three years.

Pay equity claim may resolve striking midwives’ concerns, says DHBs

DHBs acknowledge their striking midwives are a different profession to nurses and have agreed to the two professions having separate pay equity processes, says DHBs’ spokesperson Jim Green.

Striking midwives callout DHBs over junior doctors’ deal

Striking midwives say the DHBs’ recent pay deal with a breakaway junior doctors’ union makes a mockery of the DHBs’ refusal to negotiate a separate pay scale for midwives.

Striking midwives say profession at ‘crisis point’

Bay of Plenty midwives warn their profession has hit a "crisis point" as they join more than 1100 others in a nation-wide strike from hospitals tomorrow.

Doctors’ union warns more strike action is probable over long work hours in 2019

Junior doctors could put down their stethoscopes for strike actions again, warns a union which is struggling to confirm a deal with district health boards.

Sixth strike by Northland anaesthetic techs – Nelson to follow

Northland anaesthetic technicians took their sixth day of strike action today as pay impasses continue between union APEX and DHBs over allied health pay deals and workforce shortages.

Fledgling union boosts members with new DHB junior doctors’ deal

The head of a new junior doctors’ union argues its new pay and roster deal with the 20 DHBs is safe and not the “massive step backwards” claimed by the Resident Doctors’ Association.

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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