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COVID-19 Vaccine Corporation partners with The University of Queensland

AUCKLAND: COVID-19 Vaccine Corporation (CVC) has joined forces with the University of Queensland in its vaccine production efforts.

After halting development of its spike protein based candidate in December, CVC continues to progress development of its proprietary T-cell vaccine.

Water births exceed national average at Bethlehem Birthing Centre

Bethlehem Birthing Centre in Tauranga is smashing the national average when it comes to water births, with 40 per cent, or approximately 170 babies, being born into water at the centre each year.

EIT students to be offered Measles catch-up at orientation

EIT students taking part in orientation activities this week will also be offered on-the-spot Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) immunisations to help with the nation’s catch-up campaign.

Podiatrist operates outside scope of practice and professional standards - Commissioner

Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner Rose Wall today released a report finding a podiatrist in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for failing to comply with professional and ethical standards in the care of a woman requiring podiatric surgery.

Hospital care of three-year-old boy with pneumonia - Health and Disability Commissioner

Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner Rose Wall today released a report finding a district health board (DHB) in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for failures in the care of a three-year-old boy with pneumonia.

Night checks on patient at mental health facility - Health and Disability Commissioner

Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner Kevin Allan today released a report finding a registered nurse in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for failures in the care of a man at a residential mental health facility.

Applications open for 2022 general practice and rural hospital medicine training

The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners has opened applications for doctors wanting to specialise in general practice and/or rural hospital medicine, starting in February 2022.

6 border cases and 1 linked community case already in managed isolation

There are 6 new cases of COVID-19 in managed isolation, four of which are historical. There is one new community case, linked to the Auckland February cases, who is already in quarantine.

New leptospirosis study urges stronger vaccination uptake in dry stock farming

Researchers from Massey University and the University of Warwick have found that non-dairy stock farmers are just as likely to get infected with leptospirosis as dairy farmers, proving the disease is no longer dominant in one farming sector.

General Practice students fly high in recent exams - RNZCGP

The future of general practice is in good hands after two of the highest pass rates in recent years were achieved by registrars (trainee GPs) in their recent clinical and written exams.