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The decision to ban all mesh  for urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse, has been condemned by the  Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand. Medsafe announced on Monday that it was following Australia in...

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Call for action on bullying after survey finds bullying rife amongst senior doctors

A major survey published today of senior specialist working in public hospitals found more than a third had been bullied at work, and two-thirds had witnessed others being bullied – mostly by fellow doctors.

Climate change impacts on health services on agenda of NZ health forum today

Health professionals from around the country are meeting today in Wellington, to talk about how the NZ health sector can respond to the challenges of climate change for health and healthcare services.

New simulator for tricky neonatal surgery to be trialled

New Zealand surgeons are developing a tiny, life-like simulator so they can train to do a tricky piece of keyhole surgery on newborns.

Antibiotic Awareness Week: new guidance for clinicians on when not to prescribe

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Ministry of Health Pacific Health Scholarships now open

The Pacific Health Scholarships contribute to improving access to health services for Pacific peoples by assisting the development of the Pacific health and disability workforce. See the guidelines & apply here.
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