Govt monitoring the midwife crisis in Wanaka

As concerned Wanaka mothers prepare to write to the Government seeking a solution, Government officials say there is ''no quick fix'' to the midwife crisis in Wanaka.

Pay gap for mental health workers to be closed

Unions have welcomed news that Government is to start negotiations to close the pay gap for mental health workers created by last year’s pay equity settlement for aged care and home support staff.

Doctors still outstripping nurses for getting seasonal flu jab

Doctors topped the list for getting the flu vaccine last year with the call going out once more for health care workers to get the annual jab to help protect vulnerable patients.

Nurses and midwives continue to fight for collective agreement

An improved pay offer was confirmed as the highest priority in a survey of district health board nurses held in the lead-up to nurse’s union and employers starting mediation today

Winter flu, Brexit put beloved UK health service on sickbed

This winter, a daily drip of grim stories from Britain's health care system has triggered a flood of alarm.

Psychology workforce needs “urgent attention”

A call today to double the number of educational psychologists follows the Psychological Society highlighting concerns about psychologist shortages across the board, in its briefing to Health Minister David Clark.

Search on for country’s best rural general practice team

Rural people are being invited to share the stories about why the team at their local general practice is the best in the country.

North Dakota links to new “Shortland St” general practice

A North Dakota-based health care provider, Sanford Health, has announced it will open a general practice in central Auckland next month in partnership with local provider Omni Health.

Students favouring health, engineering and IT over accounting, teaching

New Zealand is training a lot more doctors and nurses, but fewer accountants and teachers, as students seek out courses that will get them good jobs.

InterRAI pilot makes it easier for RNs to become assessors

A new partnership with Whitireia allows nurses to complete their interRAI assessor training as they do their Competency Assessment Programmes (CAPs).


Advertising Standards Authority upholds complaint against Santa

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) Complaints Board has agreed that Santa should not be used in advertising that promotes Coca Cola to children and young people.