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Tackling doctor burn-out: the importance of self-care in medicine

Health experts discuss the importance of wellbeing and self-care in an effort to prevent doctor burn-out.

Employment Relations Authority to intervene on junior doctor-DHB negotiation

Sector has expressed relief that the Employment Relations Authority will undertake a facilitation of the long-running industrial dispute between District Health Boards and the Resident Doctors’ Association.

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".

Lakes DHB ‘extremely disappointed’ by Rotorua anaesthetic technicians’ seven-day strike

Anaesthetic technicians at Rotorua Hospital are planning a seven-day strike next week, leaving the Lakes DHB "extremely disappointed".

DHB midwives wait for formal pay offer over shortly

Hospital midwives have gained a Midwifery Accord and the right to a separate pay equity claim from nurses but patience is being tested as they wait for a formal pay deal to vote on.

Undervalued skills revealed by DHB pay equity interviews

Nearly 100 DHB clerical workers have been interviewed about what their job really entails as the DHBs and unions progress the first of four pay equity claims currently underway.

2019 applications open for Hauora Māori Scholarships

Māori students across all health disciplines are encouraged to apply for this year’s Hauora Māori Scholarships.

Striking doctor: ‘I’d rather be looking after patients’

"I signed up for a career of looking after patients and helping people who are sick - I didn't want to be fighting to have a reasonable working life," says Dr Rosa Tobin Stickings as she spends her morning protesting for the third time this year.

Midwives’ strike before new pay delivery

A “symbolic hikoi” is under way across the country as midwives begin rolling strikes in support of contract negotiations.

Junior doctors announce second nationwide 48-hour strike this month

Junior doctors employed by district health boards have announced they will strike for a second two-day period this month.

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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