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Ministry Of Health Commends Providers Selected For Whānau Ora Collectives

Acting Director General of Health, Andrew Bridgman, today congratulated members of the 25 provider collectives who have been selected to move to the next stage of making the Government's Whānau Ora programme a reality.

Ministry Of Health Commends Providers Selected For Whanau Ora Collectives

Ministry Of Health Commends Providers Selected For Whanau Ora Collectives

Acting Director General of Health, Andrew Bridgman, today congratulated members of the 25 provider collectives who have been selected to move to the next stage of making the Government's Whanau Ora programme a reality.

Doctor Censured For Forging Prescriptions

Doctor Censured For Forging Prescriptions

Wellington, Oct 28 NZPA - A doctor has been censured and must comply with conditions on her practice for two years after admitting professional misconduct for forging scripts and obtaining the weight loss drug Reductil (sibutramine).

Review On Fate Of Dunedin Neurosurgery

Review On Fate Of Dunedin Neurosurgery

Wellington, NZPA - A report on whether neurosurgery services will be retained in Dunedin is to be made available to South Island district health boards DHBs tomorrow.

Doctor Admits Reductil Forgery

Doctor Admits Reductil Forgery

A doctor is appearing before the Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal today [28 October] facing charges relating to forgery and obtaining of Reductil (sibutramine).

Neurosurgery Report Gets Closer - Kind Of

Neurosurgery Report Gets Closer - Kind Of

The expert neurosurgery panel's draft report will be made available to South Island DHBs tomorrow [29 October] for fact checking.

Improved Primary Care In Waitemata District Under New PHO Model

Improved Primary Care In Waitemata District Under New PHO Model

In a move to further improve primary care in the district, Waitemata District Health Board is streamlining the number of Primary Health Organisations (PHOs) from six to two and creating a new Maori organisation.

MPs Welcome Move To Subsidise Quit Drug For Smokers

MPs Welcome Move To Subsidise Quit Drug For Smokers

Wellington, Oct 28 NZPA - MPs crusading to stamp out smoking have welcomed a move by government drug buying agency Pharmac to subsidise the drug Champix.

Turia Delighted With Funding For Life-Saving Weight-Loss Operations

Turia Delighted With Funding For Life-Saving Weight-Loss Operations

Associate Health Minister Tariana Turia has announced that up to 300 additional weight-loss operations will be funded over the next four years.

Specialists Call For Review Of Sleep Services

Specialists Call For Review Of Sleep Services

Wellington, NZPA - Sleep services are in need of an urgent review, a specialist says.