“Ultimate family doctor” amongst GP award winners

A “true generalist” GP and “ultimate family doctor” who stitches up wounds in farmers to pets was amongst the winners at the recent College of GP awards.

ACC medical advisers strike after ‘gutsful’ of employer’s approach

Two Hawke's Bay ACC medical advisers will join 39 others in walking off the job today because of what they say is their employer's "cavalier" approach to pay, conditions and wellbeing.

New survey seeks much needed data on Māori health workforce

For the first time in a decade, a nationwide survey of Māori working in the health sector is underway. By Rebekah Fraser.

New research into how shift work is bad for your health

Nanogirl, the science educator Michelle Dickinson, looks at recent research on how shift work affects the gut and health of shift workers.

ACC doctors back to work

The first rolling stoppage by ACC senior doctors is over with no signs that the four hour strike action will see a return to talks to solve the impasse.

Rolling strike by ACC medical advisors kicks off Tuesday

Up to 39 senior doctors who process complex ACC claims will be walking off the job around the country tomorrow after pay negotiations stalled over a redundancy deal and well-being claim.

How the nurse strike will affect you

30,000 nurses will be walking off their job tomorrow after rejecting a pay offer, leaving the health system without 70 percent of its frontline workforce. How will this affect you.

Second-ever senior doctors’ strike planned by ACC doctors

Five half-day strikes are planned by ACC medical advisors after mediation failed to resolve their pay claim – which includes a call for wellbeing and an equal redundancy deal to other ACC employees.

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.


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.


Remote radiology service offers treatment for waiting lists

A virtual radiology service being set up by SEQURE Health could double the capacity of District Health Boards to read X-rays, CT Scans, MRI...