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Retention of GPs on Long Term Skill Shortage List applauded

A decision by The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment not to remove GPs from its Long Term Skill Shortage List (LTSSL) is a common sense decision in light of ongoing and growing GP shortages in many parts of rural New Zealand.

James Street School strides toward gold

Whakatane’s James Street School has become the latest school in the Eastern Bay to achieve a Bronze accreditation award as part of the Health Promoting Schools programme.

Fluoride risks 'whitewashed in rushed MoH consultation'

Ministry of Health propose to exempt toxic industrial waste products used in water fluoridation from the Medicines Act 1981

'Disturbing number' of doctors on fixed term contracts

The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS) is concerned by the number of senior doctors hired on fixed term rather than permanent employment contracts in district health boards (DHBS) in the past two years.

Non-fluoridated water supply in Hastings

Hastings has its first purpose built, non-fluoridated drinking fountain/bottle filling station. The facility has been installed at the Eastbourne St bore at the intersection of Warren and Eastbourne Streets.

Alcohol forum recommendations: 'a big step in the right direction'

The report of the Ministerial Forum on Alcohol Advertising and Sponsorship was released yesterday.

Have fun this summer but remember the 3-Ps - NDHB

Northland DHB’s Public and Population Health Unit is encouraging Northlanders and those visiting the region to have fun this summer but remember the 3-Ps rule: Plan, Pack and Protect.

Kiwis go online for health information

New research from Southern Cross Health Society shows the majority of Kiwis are using the internet or social media to access health information, with females and those under forty most likely to educate themselves online.

Shellfish warning: Onapua/Opua Bays

Today the Medical Officer of Health has warned the public not to take or eat shellfish from the Onapua/Opua Bays in Tory Channel.

Thames to determine fluoridation by referendum

Thames Ward voters will have a binding referendum in 2015 to determine whether or not their water supply will continue to have fluoride added.