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Striking doctor: ‘I’d rather be looking after patients’

"I signed up for a career of looking after patients and helping people who are sick - I didn't want to be fighting to have a reasonable working life," says Dr Rosa Tobin Stickings as she spends her morning protesting for the third time this year.

Bowel screening workforce ‘fragile’ – urgent need to train more, says review

DHBs are already struggling to meet colonoscopy targets and workforce issues are impacting on the rollout of the National Bowel Screening Programme, says the independent review released today.

“Significant investment” in mental health workforce needed now, says Inquiry report

No quick-fix solutions to the mental health workforce crisis are offered in the Mental Health Inquiry report. Health Central looks at the Inquiry workforce findings and the sector’s response.

High-Value Nutrition National Science Challenge awards funding

The High-Value Nutrition (HVN) National Science Challenge has awarded $54,000 in funding for research to Kaitahi As One, a Māori-owned business who have created an award winning novel beverage using taonga species (kūmara, pūhā,...

Stress, understaffing and student optimism

Nursing Review talks to National Student Unit chair Phoebe Webster about the “happy accidents” that led her into the role and about understaffing, nursing shortages and student optimism.

Nurses could be solution to rural health services crisis

Research shows nurse practitioners could be a cost-effective solution for rural health care crisis.

Nurses share senior doctors concern about bullying in public hospitals

A survey finding bullying of senior doctors in public hospitals is rife is not surprising, says NZNO chief executive Memo Musa, with bullying also impacting majorly on nurses.

Pay Equity Settlement is negatively impacting providers: report

A new report shows that aged care providers have been negatively impacted by the Care & Support Workers’ Pay Equity Settlement and that the funding model review can’t come soon enough for the sector.

Aged care survey finds pay and stress key issues for nurses

Nearly 70 per cent of aged care nurses are dissatisfied with their pay according to the New Zealand Aged Care Workforce Survey. And stress was the most common cause of work-related illnesses reported by both nurses and their managers.

Starship children’s hospital celebrates 25 years of life-saving magic

For 25 years, Starship children's hospital and its fundraising foundation have been saving the lives of Kiwi kids. Many stars have lent support by raising the spirts of the sick and making big donations, but the real heroes are the brave kids and the staff who work there.

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Opinion: Dr Tracy 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...

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