Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Health professionals urged to share challenges with Health Review

Health Minister David Clark called on health professionals to ensure Heather Simpson’s Health Review team hears “early” and “often” about the challenges they face.

Pathologists warn of risk of dismantling national forensic pathology service

Murders may no longer be detected after the national forensic pathology service is dismantled on October 1, pathologists say. By Simon Collins.

Criminal charges for medical error ‘very rare’ in NZ, says legal expert

A second Samoan nurse is reported to have been arrested and charged with manslaughter. A New Zealand health law expert says criminal charges against health professionals for medical error or negligence in New Zealand are very rare.

Samoan Nurses Association supports arrested nurse

The Samoan Nurses Association has supported the nurse – charged following the deaths of two babies last month – to be released from custody.

Bowel screening workforce ‘fragile’ – urgent need to train more, says review

DHBs are already struggling to meet colonoscopy targets and workforce issues are impacting on the rollout of the National Bowel Screening Programme, says the independent review released today.

Doctor who put family first given role model medal

A Māori doctor who turned his back on a surgical career to train as a GP in his home town to spend more time with his family has won an award as a role model for future GP trainees.

“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.
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Opinion: Dr Tracy Chandler – Sugar questions answered

With November being Diabetes Awareness Month, Dr Tracy Chandler (aka Dr Wellness) says it’s perfect timing to answer two commonly asked questions about sugar.

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