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Excellent learning opportunities await GPs at Nurse Practitioner conference

Health professionals are welcoming the news that the Nurse Practitioners New Zealand biannual conference will be CME accredited, as GPs can now share in the excellent learning opportunities on offer.

Elective surgery rates: 10,000 patients could miss out on ‘much-needed surgery’

Hospitals are falling behind last year's performance with doctors likely to perform 10,000 fewer surgeries, claims Simon Bridges.

3D technology finds tiny medical clues in children’s faces

Researchers are leading an innovative project that uses spatial technologies such as 3D mapping to analyse subtle facial features in children in order to help identify underlying medical conditions such as rare diseases.

Traumatic Brain Injury Network launched

New TBI Network expected to bridge gap between research, clinical care and public health policy.

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.

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.

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.

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.

DR WELLNESS

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.

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