This winter, a daily drip of grim stories from Britain's health care system has triggered a flood of alarm.
Rural people are being invited to share the stories about why the team at their local general practice is the best in the country.
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.
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.
A new partnership with Whitireia allows nurses to complete their interRAI assessor training as they do their Competency Assessment Programmes (CAPs).
Patea residents are needing urgent hospital care because the town has no permanent doctor.
Midwives are the only health profession to be added to the skills shortage list following Immigration New Zealand’s latest review. Dropped from the lists are dentists and anaesthetists and an attempt to add mental health nurses was unsuccessful.
Pharmac’s chief executive Steffan Crausaz and Chief Nursing Officer Dr Jane O’Malley have both announced their resignations to pursue new leadership roles in primary health.