Whanganui nursing students achieve 100 per cent pass rate

UCOL Whanganui nursing students achieved a 100 per cent pass rate this year and one has earned a place at Dunedin Medical School.

NZNO acknowledges Chai Chuah’s contribution in a stressed health climate

The outgoing Director-General of Health made great contributions to the New Zealand health system while working under extreme pressure, says the chief executive of the nurses’ organisation NZNO.

Health professionals encouraged to get whooping cough ‘booster’

Health professionals who work with babies and pregnant women are being encouraged to get the whooping cough vaccine – and in high risk settings – to consider a booster if vaccinated more than five years ago.

Kaitaia Hospital lab man calls it a day after 19 years

Kaitaia Hospital laboratory's former manager Alan Simkins has retired 19 years to the day after he began working in the lab.

Nurses share senior doctors concern about bullying in public hospitals

A survey finding bullying of senior doctors in public hospitals is rife is not surprising, says NZNO chief executive Memo Musa, with bullying also impacting majorly on nurses.

Call for swift action on bullying within the public health system

The government is being called to step in sooner rather than later to help stamp out a culture of bullying in the public health system.

Call for action on bullying after survey finds bullying rife amongst senior doctors

A major survey published today of senior specialist working in public hospitals found more than a third had been bullied at work, and two-thirds had witnessed others being bullied – mostly by fellow doctors.

More Māori set to develop careers in primary care thanks to new qualification

New Zealand is well positioned to see more Māori enter the primary health care workforce thanks to a new tertiary qualification developed collaboratively by Wintec and PHO Pinnacle Midlands Health Network (MHP).

Are dental therapists the answer to Helen Clark’s call for accessible dental care for...

Former Prime Minister Helen Clark last week tweeted that dental therapists could play a “key role” in making basic dental care accessible to all. HEALTH CENTRAL talks to leading charity dentist Dr Assil Russell and dental therapist leader Arish Naresh about what models they think could work.

Health workforce ITO gets big tick in NZQA review

Careerforce, the health sector industry training organisation, has been given a back tick in its latest independent review just released by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority.


Opinion: “We are at our wits’ end” – one family’s experience...

A young woman shares with HealthCentral the frustration she and her family feel as they struggle to navigate the mental health system to get the right help and support for her sister.