Top tertiary teacher – adding humanity into teaching medicine

The Associate Professor behind hundreds of medical students bunking down for a weekend with a Kiwi Pacific family won this year’s Top Tertiary Teacher Supreme Award. Jody Hopkinson talks to Faumuina Fa’afetai Sopoaga about revolutionising the teaching of Pacific Health to our future doctors.

Rural patients receiving speech therapy online

Telehealth via an online app is helping Waikato speech therapists save travel time and increase support to rural patients

55 years of tireless support

After fifty-five years and supporting over 250 people in achieving their national qualifications later, Whanganui nurse Ailsa Stewart is retiring.

Preventing and managing blood clots in pregnancy

Every year in New Zealand around 4,000 people develop a blood clot in a vein. This article looks at venous thromboembolism – in particular why pregnancy puts women at increased risk – and how to help prevent, diagnose and treat pregnancy-associated venous blood clots.

Whangārei medical centre offers patients video consultations

A Whangārei medical practice is believed to be the only one in the district to introduce video consultation for registered patients with minor illnesses.

“It brings me joy”: recognising the benefits of volunteering

Volunteer Darren Best was recognised recently at the Minister of Health Volunteer Awards where he was the Health Care Provider Service Individual Winner.

Careerforce launches Qualifications Pathway Review

Careerforce says the Qualifications Pathway Review (QPR) presents a great opportunity to ensure qualifications remain fit for purpose and lead to meaningful career pathways.

How safe is the MMR vaccine?

In Samoa earlier this month two babies died shortly after receiving the MMR vaccine and an investigation is ongoing. in her blog Dr Helen Petousis-Harris, director of the Immunisation Advisory Centre, answers some of the questions raised by the tragedy.

New research into how shift work is bad for your health

Nanogirl, the science educator Michelle Dickinson, looks at recent research on how shift work affects the gut and health of shift workers.

New Zealand hospital staff abused daily: ‘It’s time to talk’

Hospital staff nationwide are being abused daily with reports of death threats, nurses being punched in the face and wrists being broken.
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