Sponsored: Is medical insourcing the new black?

Every few weeks, another headline alerts us to the fact that District Health Boards are struggling to get on top of their waiting lists as patient demand continues to grow. In the last few months...

More than 800,000 Southern Cross customers stripped of funeral insurance

More than 800,000 people have been stripped of insurance funds set aside to cover their funeral costs when they die after Southern Cross pulled the pin on the benefit.

Turning ward chaos into order: data is the key

If your ward is chaos, the best argument for more staffing is hard data, says Cherrie Lowe, the Australian nurse founder and CEO of patient acuity software system TrendCare. FIONA CASSIE reports on Lowe's presentation to the recent NZNO nurse managers conference, including a major benchmarking study analysing 9.9 million nursing shifts.

Health select committee votes against inquiry into Pharmac funding model

Labour and New Zealand First MPs have voted against a select committee inquiry into Pharmac despite desperate pleas from women with advanced breast cancer.

PHARMAC to remove medicine dispensing restrictions

Most funded medicines will return to all-at-once dispensing from midnight Friday 31 July 2020 because PHARMAC is removing most of the temporary dispensing restrictions put in place to manage supply during COVID-19.  “This means that...

Budget 2019: $12m for rheumatic fever

The Government's putting $12 million into combating rheumatic fever.

Medicinal cannabis legislation introduced to ‘ease suffering’

People with a prescription will be able to pick up medicinal cannabis from a pharmacy under legislation introduced today.

High need Auckland patients to pay less for after-hours care

Aucklanders seeking urgent after-hours care could be paying less.

Grey Power urges MPs to support Green’s medicinal cannabis bill

Grey Power is urging MPs to support the Green MP Chloe Swarbrick's bill on medicinal cannabis, which is set to have its first reading on Wednesday and potentially pave the way for greater access.

ACC denies cover after pregnancy

A woman's claim that she lost weekly earnings because she stayed at home to care for her child after he was born has been thrown out by the Court of Appeal.


Opinion: Hope is the key

In an example of conventional medicine at its worst, a patient of mine recently had her beautiful hope dashed. This inspiring young mum of two...


Psychological support for the wellbeing of Frontline healthcare workers during the...

Sponsored article chnnl (pronounced channel), an app which anonymously tracks employee mental wellbeing, is helping healthcare providers across New Zealand provide psychological support for the...