Median GP income remains between $100-125k, finds survey

A third of GPs are earning less than $100,000 and 18 per cent less than $75,000 – with GPs earning less and working less hours not surprisingly the least likely to be burnout.

DHB admin staff flashmob for pay equity

District Health Board admin staff say they need a pay rise of between 15 and 45 per cent, as their work is being undervalued.

Junior doctors and PSA health pay talks in limbo

Pay talks and offers for five other groups of district health board staff are on hold waiting for the precedent-setting New Zealand Nurses Organisation nursing agreement to be resolved.

Most DHB midwives will not be striking, says midwifery union MERAS

Maternity services will be less affected than other hospital services if the July 5 strike goes ahead as most midwives are not NZNO members, says the midwifery union MERAS.

Nurses and DHBs release details of life-preserving services during planned strike

What ‘life-preserving services’ striking nurses will provide have been agreed between nurses’ union NZNO and the 20 district health boards as the July 5 nurses’ strike date draws closer.

DHBs-NZNO mediation fails – next step urgent facilitation

Mediation failed to reach a new deal that the nurses’ union was ready to present to members so now urgent facilitation is being sought as the July 5 strike date draws closer.

Young female doctors speak about sexual harassment in New Zealand hospitals

Three medical practitioners tell Tess Nichol about a culture of sexual intimidation and cover-ups in our hospitals.

Strike notice issued today for July 5 nurses’ strike

A formal strike notice is being sent to the 20 District Health Boards today for a 24 hour nurses’ strike on July 5 – with mediation starting on Friday for a last ditch solution attempt.

Champion of Māori health wins Health Volunteer of the Year

Kim Gosman, a retired nurse and health leader who for decades has combined volunteer work with her professional career was yesterday honoured as Health Volunteer of the Year.

A day in the life of a Kiwi GP: Refugee medicine

A GP shares a day working with newly arrived refugees with ongoing health issues including diabetes to trauma-caused nightmares. The GP is one of the many who contributed their stories for a recent Royal New Zealand College of GPs’ project.


Death: the symptoms of dying

How much do many of us actually know about the act of dying? In the first of Health Central’s special focus on death and dying – The Death Series – FIONA CASSIE talks to palliative care specialist Brian Ensor about the symptoms of dying.


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