APEX physios strike & PSA physios ratify

About 50 Waikato physiotherapists are striking over their pay impasse while PSA physiotherapists and other allied health staff have now ratified their new pay deal.

Wellington woman voted to head College of GPs

A Wellington inner city GP who campaigned on championing and adapting general practice to keep it at the forefront of healthcare has been elected the new College of GPs’ president.

Pay Equity Settlement is negatively impacting providers: report

A new report shows that aged care providers have been negatively impacted by the Care & Support Workers’ Pay Equity Settlement and that the funding model review can’t come soon enough for the sector.

Urgency required on rural health training

The New Zealand Rural General Practice Network today said a decision on the training of rural health professionals was urgently needed to head-off a pending crisis in the rural health workforce.

Auckland DHB maternity ward out of action due to staffing shortages

One of Auckland City Hospital's five maternity wards is closed temporarily due staffing shortages.

More than 1000 midwives vote to strike

More than 1100 DHB-employed midwives have voted overwhelmingly to reject the DHBs' pay offer and go on strike.

Women of health: first surgeon

Jean Sandel, the first New Zealand woman to become a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons often operated standing on a wooden box so her tall male assistants didn’t have to stoop.

Anaesthetic tech strikes continue

Hawke’s Bay anaesthetic technicians are striking again today, Southland are following tomorrow and Northland techs are planning a 48 hour strike over ongoing pay and staffing level disputes with their DHBs.

Staff burnout on agenda for first Kiwi doctor to lead peak emergency medicine body

His recent tour of the States’ emergency health services was a lesson in ‘how not to do it’ says Dr John Bonning - the first Kiwi head of the Australasian College of Emergency Medicine. But New Zealand still has room for improvement. By Rebekah Fraser.

Māori, Pacific straight-to-interview policy likely to be copied: expert

All eligible Māori and Pacific job candidates are being automatically fast-tracked to the interview stage for openings at Auckland DHB.



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