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Cannabis Legalisation and Control Bill: World-leading public health law

The Government today released the full and final Cannabis Legalisation and Control Bill that New Zealanders will be voting for at the referendum on 19 September. “These final new details strengthen the controls from the...

Southern Cross invests in EAPworks

Southern Cross Rehabilitation, a subsidiary of Southern Cross Hospitals, has acquired a stake in EAPworks, a leading New Zealand owned and operated mental health and wellness provider for businesses. EAPworks offers a wide range of professional services...

We have seen the tooth fairy, but where are the toothbrushes?

New Zealand Dental and Oral Health Therapists’ Association (NZDOHTA) is disappointed that the promises made in Budget 2014 have still not been implemented by the Ministry of Health. In a Budget 2014 announcement Associate Health...

Initial Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission appointed

The Government has announced details of the initial Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission which will play a key role in driving better mental health in New Zealand. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says she wants to...

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...

Shifting deck chairs on the Titanic: aged care sector reacts to proposed new funding...

The way rest homes are currently funded could be set to change after the much-anticipated release of the Aged Residential Care Funding Model Review. The review is suggesting a move away from the current...

One community’s fight against fast food

It’s fast food central near Henderson Intermediate School. Located on Lincoln Road in West Auckland, the route to and from school for many students involves walking past an array of fast food outlets. Within...

Changes to Health Star Rating system likely

The five year review of the Health Star Rating system considered how well the objectives of the system have been met and also identified several options for improvements. The Review concluded that overall the system...

Are pharma companies courting Kiwi nurses?

Nurses are increasingly targeted by pharmaceutical companies around the world and a Wellington academic says that understanding the complexities of marketing should be part of nursing education and healthcare policy in this country. A recent...

Cannabis legislation outpacing medical profession

The legislative changes to allow medicinal cannabis in New Zealand are outpacing the medical and legal frameworks doctors work in, according to researchers from the Medical Research Institute of New Zealand writing in the...

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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...

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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...
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