Wellington GPs vote to strike in what is believed to be a first

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.

Junior docs back senior doctors call for own safe staffing accord

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.

Midwives’ union cancels Bay of Plenty strikes after ERA ruling

A midwives' union has cancelled eight strikes at two Bay of Plenty hospitals following an Employment Relations Authority ruling.

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Women specialists in their 30s are still being judged against outdated notions of dedication and toughness that is putting them at risk of burnout, according to Kiwi research.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


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.


“There for me every step of the way”

“Lucky” is not an adjective many people would choose after going through what Barbara Bew experienced.  Yet despite enduring a terrifying domestic assault after...