Response: Richard Whitney – Private sector not to blame for workforce issues

President of the Private Surgical Hospitals Association (NZPSHA), Richard Whitney, argues that workforce issues affect both public and private sectors.

Opinion: Mark Jones – Tudor Hart and health care inequities revisited

Dr Mark Jones reflects on another case of the people most in need of good health care being the least likely to get it. And argues Whānau Ora could be the way to overcome this.

Opinion: Dr Tracy Chandler – the increasing cancer burden

Dr Tracy Chandler (aka Dr Wellness) says with 30-50% of New Zealanders expected to get cancer in their lifetime, there needs to be more public awareness of modifiable factors.

Opinion: Dr Tracy Chandler on inflammation

In this week’s opinion piece, Dr Tracy Chandler (aka Dr Wellness) says that inflammation should be treated with as many tools from nature as possible and conventional anti-inflammatories should be taken with caution.

Opinion: Be prepared to make a difference for those with depression

Sometimes people with depression can't ask for help. We need to be prepared to help those who are suffering in silence, writes Federated Farmers Rotorua/Taupo provincial president Alan Wills.

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.

Opinion: Paul Anderson – Time to remove medicine’s fat shaming

Bariatric surgeon Paul Anderson says it’s time for the medical profession to stop blaming fat patients for lack of willpower and start using medical willpower to address the causes – like junk food marketing.

Opinion: Dr Tracy Chandler – Nutrition is core to health

Dr Tracy Chandler (aka Dr Wellness) says conventional medicine needs to continue to embrace the growing recognition of the role of food and nutrition in health.

Opinion: Jenny Carryer – why do nurses feel undervalued? Let me count the ways…

In a year where nursing grievances made headlines, Professor Jenny Carryer reflects on the long and ongoing struggle for nursing to be heard.

Opinion: Gabe Rijpma – An app a day keeps the doctor away?

Within a few years artificial intelligence (AI) will be helping relieve overstretched hospitals by empowering people to manage their own health, argues Microsoft’s Gabe Rijpma.



Sponsored: Hydration – Why is it so important for older people?

A closer look at the risks of dehydration – particularly for older people – and what can be done to reduce these risks.