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Acute hospital admissions grow despite increased use of GP services

Reducing pressure on hospitals requires strong integration between hospitals, GPs, and social services and a cross-party political commitment to a long-term strategy.

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,...

New degree to prepare for the future of midwifery

Victoria University of Wellington has launched a new Bachelor of Midwifery to help meet the nationwide demand for new midwives and is offering scholarships to new midwifery students.

Otago scientist joins international call for care in developing COVID-19 treatments

As scientists worldwide scramble to develop a drug to prevent COVID-19, a University of Otago scientist has helped to create an international guidance statement urging caution in developing treatments. Dr Daniel Wright is a senior...

New national maternity early warning system aims to reduce maternal morbidity

A new system is being rolled out to help clinicians quickly respond to deteriorating health in pregnant women in hospital.

Dental petition to be delivered today

A 10,000-strong petition calling for major changes in what dental care for adults is provided will be handed over today.

Brushing away Whanganui children’s bad teeth with new study

Whanganui is leading the way with a study that aims to revolutionise the way decay in children's teeth is combated.

Women’s unit opens at Palmerston North Hospital

Women will now have their own dedicated space in Palmerston North Hospital for surgical recovery and assessments with the opening of the new Women’s Assessment and Surgical Unit (WASU). Opened with a blessing on Tuesday...

Optometrists want end to cataract ‘postcode care’: ‘It’s affecting people’s quality of life’

Optometrists are calling for an end to unequal access to cataract surgery - saying too many Kiwis are being left to suffer.

High cost means more than half of NZ’s young adults don’t access dental care

The risk for dental problems is determined in early childhood.

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