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Striking midwives callout DHBs over junior doctors’ deal

Striking midwives say the DHBs’ recent pay deal with a breakaway junior doctors’ union makes a mockery of the DHBs’ refusal to negotiate a separate pay scale for midwives.

APEX physios strike & PSA physios ratify

About 50 Waikato physiotherapists are striking over their pay impasse while PSA physiotherapists and other allied health staff have now ratified their new pay deal.

Midwives: proof still in the Budget

Midwives remain on tenterhooks whether nearly a year of negotiations will see the Budget deliver a new funding model that stops community midwives leaving the profession.

Nurses and DHBs release details of life-preserving services during planned strike

What ‘life-preserving services’ striking nurses will provide have been agreed between nurses’ union NZNO and the 20 district health boards as the July 5 nurses’ strike date draws closer.

Otago researcher’s Covid testing method ‘da bomb’

In early 2019, Drs Tim Hore (Otago) and Tomasz Jurkowski, from the University of Cardiff, showed scientists how to purify genetic material from a wide range of sources using self-made magnetic nanoparticles for use...

Midwife shortage forcing women to leave the city to find one

A shortage of midwives in Rotorua is forcing some pregnant women to travel up to an hour out of town to see one.

Flu and mask season underway at Waikato

Unvaccinated nurses – and hospital visitors – will be expected to mask up when with patients from Monday onwards at Waikato hospitals after the 'flu season was declared.

Personal resilience: developing and drawing on your own resources

As 2019 began and you reviewed the stresses and successes of the previous year, you may have resolved to try to meet the challenges of the year ahead more resiliently. In this learning activity, we'll review perspectives on personal resilience, and its potential – and limits – for your professional life.

“Overburdened” mental health workers voices important to inquiry

Hearing the voices of “stressed” and “overburdened” mental health workers is ‘”very important” to the Mental Health and Addictions Inquiry, says inquiry chair Ron Paterson.

Call for swift action on bullying within the public health system

The government is being called to step in sooner rather than later to help stamp out a culture of bullying in the public health system.
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