UCOL Whanganui nursing students achieved a 100 per cent pass rate this year and one has earned a place at Dunedin Medical School.
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 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 laboratory's former manager Alan Simkins has retired 19 years to the day after he began working in the lab.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.