A health set-back has seen Dr Tim Malloy today announce he is stepping down from his longstanding role as president of the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners.
Seven people have contracted swine flu at Middlemore Hospital in the last week with some staff raising concerns over their bosses' "relaxed response".
The national bowel screening programme is likely to miss about a third of cancers present in paticipants, screening authority University of Otago Associate Professor Brian Cox says.
Bowel screening participants should be informed how to request their actual results – not just told whether they are above or below the screening cut-off threshold, believes Bowel Cancer New Zealand.
A person was diagnosed with bowel cancer more than 3 years after they should have been invited to take part in a free screening programme.
“The 'underfunded, understaffed, overwhelmed” school dental service is where the crisis is in dental care, says Dental Association president Dr Bill O’Connor.
Delays in primary health care promises, funding extra GP trainees and practice nurse salary rises were amongst the questions Health Minister Dr David Clark faced when he addressed last weekend’s South General Practice Conference.
Auckland City Hospital's emergency department is currently seeing record numbers of patients, with more than 1400 patients last week alone.
An elderly man died just minutes after paramedics assessed him as not needing to be transferred to hospital, a report reveals.