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More use of advanced practitioners needed to ease primary health care pressures, says researcher

A Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington researcher is calling for more funding and better use of advanced practitioners to reduce pressures on Aotearoa New Zealand’s primary health care system. Dr Tara Officer, a postdoctoral...

Acupuncture added to national guidelines for treatment of patients with chronic primary pain

New Zealand's largest professional body for acupuncturists has welcomed the UKs National Institute for Clinical Excellence's (NICE) decision to include acupuncture in its new guidelines for treatment of patients with chronic primary pain. Kate Roberts,...

Digital patient notes switch for private healthcare network

Southern Cross Healthcare has completed the rollout of an electronic clinical notes solution across its hospital network, moving the organisation one step closer to its goal of having a paperless patient record by the...

Honest answers, clear communication valued by pregnant patients

Clear, honest communication and a good rapport with doctors are key factors in the high levels of satisfaction reported by patients with high-risk pregnancies following consultation with specialist obstetricians, researchers at the University of...

Red Cross appeals for Kiwis to help us get ready for disasters

We know emergencies can happen anywhere and at any time. Our communities are often hit hard by the consequences – people are impacted, perhaps homes, schools or workplaces are damaged, access and transportation disrupted,...

PHARMAC confirms their new way of contracting for medicines  

PHARMAC is standardising the way medicines are contracted, providing better support to healthcare professionals when they are prescribing medicines for their patients. “I am pleased to confirm that the Principal Supply Status approach will be implemented...

PHARMAC acknowledges the work of pharmacists

As millions of pharmacists celebrate the 10th anniversary of World Pharmacists Day today, PHARMAC Chief Executive Sarah Fitt acknowledges the extraordinary work done by New Zealand pharmacists and pharmacy staff this year. “It feels appropriate...

Online therapy for people who stutter continues after lockdown

With the move to Alert Level 4, technology became an essential way to communicate and the only way for those who stutter to access specialist services. The Stuttering Treatment and Research Trust (START) has been...

PHARMAC considering a new way of contracting for medicines

Consultation has gone out today to health professionals and is available on PHARMAC’s website for anyone wanting to have their say about its annual tender process and a proposal to modify its contracting arrangements. Every...

NZDA congratulates Kiwi winner of International College of Dentists grant

New Zealand dentist Dr Haneen Alayan has been awarded the 2020 International College of Dentists (ICD) Young Dentists Volunteer grant. Haneen works as a dentist in Gore and teaches dental students at the University of...

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Opinion: Dr Tracy Chandler – Health pregnancy optimisation tips (for you,...

Whilst pregnancy is an exciting time for most, it does take some planning to keep both you and baby well. Ideally you would see...

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