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New grants give mid-career researchers a funding boost

The Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC) has capped off a month of research investment with nearly $3 million awarded to mid-career researchers for studies that address significant health issues. The Consolidator Grants will...

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...

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...

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...

Recognising GPs this World Family Doctor Day

Today is World Family Doctor Day, a day to celebrate and acknowledge what your family doctor, your GP, does for you and your loved ones.

Midwifery Workforce Accord Welcomed

A new Midwifery Workforce Accord signed today signals safe and sustainable staffing levels, although workforce issues "won't be solved overnight".

New Zealand to participate in international survey for World Hand Hygiene Day

New Zealand has an opportunity to participate in a global survey to assess infection prevention and control programmes in health care facilities as part of World Hand Hygiene Day on 5 May.

Nearly half of GPs plan to retire in next decade

Nearly half the country’s GPs are going to retire within the next 10 years, so what can we do to ensure we have enough GPs to keep up with patient demand?

New free throat screening service launched

Green Cross Health is launching a free throat screening service at Unichem and Life Pharmacies across New Zealand this winter. The service provides an important first step in determining whether someone with a sore...

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...

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Opinion: Dr Tracey 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...

Opinion: Hope is the key

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