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'Blood, sweat, tears' from Akld GPs getting patients vaccinated, says ProCare

Going the extra mile and putting in the hard yards, has seen 40.1% (53 practices) of ProCare’s 167 general practices across Tāmaki Makaurau having in excess of 85% of their patients receive their first does of the Pfizer vaccination.

Race for survival for charity making final wishes of terminally ill New Zealanders come true

Race4Life Trust, the only not-for-profit dedicated to fulfilling the wishes of terminally ill adults in New Zealand, is calling for urgent public donations to continue operating beyond October 2021, in the face of COVID pressures on the charity.

Separate stroke and heart attack risk predictors 'necessary'

A study involving Te Herenga Waka-Victoria University of Wellington’s Dr Denise Taylor and led by Associate Professor Susan Wells from the University of Auckland calls for separate stroke and heart attack risk predictors to improve understanding of those at risk.

'5,000 Kiwi men likely to miss out on vital prostate cancer support'

Prostate Cancer Foundation of New Zealand (PCFNZ) CEO Peter Dickens was really hoping 2021 would be the year.

Sex and contraception: Why people still value Family Planning after 85 years

A new survey by Family Planning confirms that for young people’s sexual health, what matters most is access to low cost, non-judgemental experts.

Early learning centres need clarity before Auckland Level 3 re-opening - ECC

The Early Childhood Council is calling for clarity on plans to allow more children to attend Auckland early learning in Level 3.

Investigation calls for more coordination between midwife and ambulance services

Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner Rose Wall has released details of a case raising concerns about the communication and coordination of care between midwives and ambulance providers when transferring newborn infants to hospital.

Poor standard of skin laser treatment causes facial burns

The Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner today released a report finding a skin treatment clinic in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for failures in the care of a woman who suffered burns following laser treatment.

MidCentral DHB Covid-19 update

MidCentral DHB has increased its testing and vaccination capacity following a positive COVID-19 case in Palmerston North over the weekend.

Timely reminder for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners is reminding people to take the time to check their breasts, and to see your GP if you have any concerns.