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Antibiotic Awareness Week: new guidance for clinicians on when not to prescribe

Clinicians are being encouraged during Antibiotic Awareness Week to consider ‘Choosing Wisely’ recommendations on antibiotic use before prescribing unnecessarily.

Health Navigator App of the month: FoodSwitch

FoodSwitch - Health Navigator review of a NZ-developed nutrition app that helps people find out more about the food products available on their local supermarket shelf. 

Health and Wellbeing Diploma a great fit for the financial mentoring sector

Financial mentor Kathryn Burton usually plays a key role as trainer, consultant and workshop facilitator. Recently Kathryn also sat on the other side of the desk when she enrolled in the NZ Diploma in...

Teamwork the ‘heart’ of cardiac resuscitation training

Fast efficient teamwork is critical if an open heart surgery patient goes into cardiac arrest and a Waikato simulation training programme is dedicated to training teams to do just that.

A solution to New Zealand’s rural doctor shortage?

An Auckland University programme could be the answer to our rural doctor shortage.

Not enough beds, not enough staff: Auckland DHB mental health service in crisis

Staff shortages mean Aucklanders in need of urgent mental health support can face significant waiting times when they call for help, and DHB workers say it puts lives in danger. A recent mass meeting of...

Online breast cancer course

An online ‘Managing breast signs and symptoms’ course aimed at primary health care nurses and GPs has been launched by the Breast Cancer Foundation. The free course is built around four case studies of...

Medical libraries: informing health professionals anytime, anywhere

What do today’s modern libraries offer nurses who walk through their doors or, more frequently, login online? FIONA CASSIE talks to district health board librarians VIV KERR and PETER MURGATROYD.

New pressure injury guide launched

New guiding principles for preventing pressure injuries launched last week are part of a wider project including developing a national approach to reporting pressure injuries.

Otago institutions progress plans for a virtual centre for rural health education

Based on a spirit of collaboration, the University of Otago, Otago Polytechnic and Central Otago Health Services Limited have signed a memorandum of understanding on rural health care practice, service, education and research. 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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