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“We simply can’t cope anymore” – Radiographers set to strike

Nearly 1100 DHB-employed Medical Imaging Technologists (MITs) across New Zealand are set to strike for 24 hours commencing at 0700 hours on Monday 30th September and are voting on a proposed second 24-hour strike on...

Suicide Prevention Office to drive action to save lives

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern described New Zealand's suicide rate as "a long-term national tragedy" as she, along with Health Minister David Clark, released a suicide prevention strategy and action plan today. The plan, which will...

What about other medicines on the waiting list?

More needs to be done to increase access to medication, health advocates have warned. Over the weekend, the Government pledged a $60m boost to Pharmac to fund new medications. However, Medicines New Zealand said the country...

Pathway into workforce for school leavers with learning disabilities

Ten Canterbury high school leavers with learning disabilities are being considered as interns for the 2020 intake of Project SEARCH at Canterbury DHB this week. The year-long pilot, hosted at Burwood Hospital, was a first...

Let’s get real: Kiwi mental health initiative wins major award

Let’s get real, is produced and delivered by Te Pou o te Whakaaro Nui (Te Pou), a national workforce centre for mental health, addiction and disability. Let’s get real provides a framework of knowledge, skills, values...

Creating the world’s biggest reserve bench

Every 18 minutes in New Zealand, someone needs blood. For some, it’s the difference between life and death. Sir Graham Henry is teaming up with New Zealand Blood Service (NZBS) and making it his...

A Mild Touch of the Cancer

David’s book, A Mild Touch of the Cancer is due for release on 12 August. It is a frank, open account of his struggle, from diagnosis through to the end of his therapy in the US....

Nominations open soon for the inaugural NZ Primary Healthcare Awards

The Health Media Ltd and the Pharmacy Guild of New Zealand Inc are thrilled to announce the inaugural New Zealand Primary Healthcare Awards | He Tohu Mauri Ora. The prestigious awards, which supersede the highly...

New data shows cost as the main barrier to accessing health services

The data is part of the new Atlas of Healthcare Variation on health service access released by the Health Quality & Safety Commission. It aims to understand patients’ experience of accessing and using health services...

Antibiotics are harmless – a “common fallacy”

Healthcare professionals and the public alike are being urged to consider the use of antibiotics this winter. University of Auckland associate professor of infectious diseases Dr Mark Thomas said we all needed to be mindful...

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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