WATCH: Chalktalks – The Future of New Zealand healthcare|Gary Heath Hamish Rutherford from NZME talks to Gary Heath from Sequre - one of the panellists taking part in HealthCentral ChalkTalks’ panel discussion on the “Future of New Zealand’s Healthcare - how do we achieve...

Protecting Pharmac’s independence

Describing ‘big pharma’ companies as "the forces of evil" at Health Central’s ChalkTalks held this week in Wellington, Ian Powell said that Pharmac is operating not in a level playing field but in an...

Health inequality for Māori

The issues of how to give Māori and groups such as refugees and rural communities a fair shot in the health system were discussed at Health Central’s recent Chalk Talks on the future of...

Devolution could help health care in future

Mr Tamihere was speaking at Health Central’s ChalkTalks, held in Wellington this week. With the recent release of the interim report from the Health and Disability System Review, members of the Chalk Talks panel...

Survey reveals depression and bullying in Kiwi workplaces

A wide survey of New Zealand workplaces by researchers from Massey University’s Healthy Work Group has found more than one-quarter of employees feel depressed much of the time and half of workers say their...

Response: Dr David Richmond – The flaws in pro-euthanasia propaganda

Dr. Miles Williams began a critique of current euthanasia laws by likening a good death to good medical treatment. The patient is acquainted with all the available options and once fully informed makes 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...

WATCH: ChalkTalks – Wellbeing in the Workplace entire panel discussion

Watch the full-length Health Central ChalkTalks panel discussion on Wellbeing in the Workplace.

Watch: ChalkTalks panel interviews

Health Central Editor, Jude Barback talks to the Wellbeing in the Workplace panellists ahead of the panel discussion.

Is bullying rife in Kiwi workplaces?

Has the proverbial can of worms been opened on the issue of workplace bullying following the concerning findings of the Francis Review? The Health Central ChalkTalks panel discusses.


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.


“There for me every step of the way”

“Lucky” is not an adjective many people would choose after going through what Barbara Bew experienced.  Yet despite enduring a terrifying domestic assault after...