New CEO for PHA

The appointment of Dr Prudence Stone as chief executive of the Public Health Association has been cited as a new era for public health in New Zealand.

Wellbeing Budget to change measures of success

Ruby Harfield attends a discussion on this year’s Wellbeing Budget and getting wellbeing front and centre of the New Zealand policy environment.

Chemist Warehouse shakes sector, eating into smaller pharmacies’ earnings

Times are tough for pharmacies trading close to Chemist Warehouse stores.

Mental health advocate Mike King named NZer of the year

New Zealand comedian, television personality and mental health advocate Mike King has been named as the Kiwibank 2019 New Zealander of the Year.

Sector welcomes new Medical Council chair

Medical associations have welcomed the appointment of Dr Curtis Walker as chairperson of the Medical Council of New Zealand and praised outgoing chair Mr Andrew Connolly for his contribution to the sector.

The gap remains: social inequality is still hurting New Zealand, says report

Progress in reducing social and economic inequalities has stalled in New Zealand, according to The Salvation Army’s annual State of the Nation Report, released today.

Trial expanded to help more people with health conditions into work

A Canterbury trial which helps people with health conditions or disabilities to find and stay in work has been expanded to help hundreds more Cantabrians.

Round three of junior doctors strike today, as fourth strike announced

The third two-day junior doctors strike kicks off this morning, as a fourth round has been announced to happen later this month.

New Zealand’s melanoma rates lower than Australia’s

New Zealand has lost the title as the country with the world’s worst rates of invasive melanoma – but experts say our rates are still significantly and unacceptably higher than other parts of the world and Kiwis need to continue to be vigilant about melanoma prevention.

Resident doctors issue notice of fourth strike

Resident doctors who are members of the NZRDA and employed by DHBs have voted to strike for a fourth time this year.
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