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Junior doctors settle pay conflict with district health boards, ending lengthy dispute

Junior doctors have today accepted a new pay settlement signalling an end to a long-winded dispute between their union and district health boards. The settlement includes a pay rise in line with other multi-employer collective...

Alcohol law reform needed

It is 10 years since the NZ Law Commission reviewed the alcohol laws in New Zealand and Alcohol Action NZ is calling for change. The main recommendations of this review ten years ago were dismissed...

Resident doctors ratify MECA

Resident Medical Officers who are members of the New Zealand Resident Doctors’ Association have voted in favour of accepting the recommendations from the Employment Relations Authority (ERA) concerning their multi-employer collective agreement (MECA). The offer follows...

New health degree focuses on inequities of New Zealand healthcare

The University of Waikato has announced a new Bachelor of Health degree and Certificate in Health and Wellbeing that are putting wellbeing and the needs of our communities at the forefront.    Vice Chancellor, Professor Neil...

Winter illnesses put public hospitals under pressure

There have been a growing number of reports around the country of hospitals struggling to keep pace with demand. According to Stuff more than 300 people had turned up to Waikato Hospital’s emergency department...

Doctors and patients support ban on medicine advertising

As part of a review of the Medicines Act, the Ministry of Health has been consulting on whether the law should continue to allow medicine advertising - or Direct-to-Consumer Advertising (DTCA). And now a Consumer NZ survey shows...

Unions voice concerns over mental health budget priorities

In a joint working paper analysis of Budget 2019, Council of Trade Unions Economist Bill Rosenberg and Association of Salaried Medical Specialists Director of Policy and Research Lyndon Keene estimate, in real terms, a...

New cancer treatment services for regions announced

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Health Minister David Clark announced yesterday that tranche one of the Government’s cancer plan will be the purchase of 12 Linear Accelerators (LINAC) machines over the next three years....

New abortion laws attract mixed reactions

Under the proposed new laws announced today by Justice Minister Andrew Little, abortion would be removed from the Crimes Act and overseen by the Ministry of Health. Under the proposed legislation, there would be a...

Euthanasia bill moves forward despite fierce opposition in Parliament

A bill legalising assisted dying has inched closer to becoming law, despite plans by critics for a long and messy battle. Act leader David Seymour scored a win late in Parliament on Wednesday as changes...

DR WELLNESS

More than just a ‘pill for every ill’

Dr Tracy Chandler (a.k.a. Dr Wellness) says we need to move beyond the current ‘pill for every ill’ model of general practice to a more patient-centred integrative approach.

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