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Contact tracing failing New Zealanders - Shane Reti

After more than a year of dealing with Covid-19 the Government is still failing its own contact tracing performance measures and is failing to be open and transparent about locations of interest, National’s Health spokesperson Dr Shane Reti says.

Epilepsy NZ eager to present to review into Pharmac

Epilepsy New Zealand hopes the review into PHARMAC will be an opportunity to share its perspective on the drug change that forced thousands of people with epilepsy to change brands of the anti-epileptic drug lamotrigine.

Pharmac review doesn't go far enough - Breast Cancer Foundation NZ

Responding to today’s announcement from Government about its independent review into Pharmac, Evangelia Henderson, chief executive at Breast Cancer Foundation NZ, said: "We’re pleased the Government’s review will focus on health outcomes but unfortunately this doesn’t go far enough.

Medicines New Zealand supportive of Government's PHARMAC review

Medicines New Zealand, the industry association representing companies involved in the research, development and manufacture of modern medicines and vaccines, is supportive of the proposed review into PHARMAC if it is intended to improve the existing system and enhance modern medicines access for

Communication pitfalls for the hard of hearing - Life Unlimited

When you’re hard of hearing, one of the worst experiences is when you and the person on the other side of the counter or desk are trying to get the messages through.

Hawera Hospital leads search for eMedicine system for Te Manawa Taki region

Hāwera Hospital may be small but it is taking giant steps in the search for an electronic medicines prescribing and administration (eMedicine) system for Te Manawa Taki (TMT, formerly Midland) region district health boards.

NZMA supports call for National Rare Disorder Framework

NZMA adds its voice to Rare Disorders NZ’s (RDNZ) call for the development of a National Rare Disorder Framework in New Zealand, supporting the over 300,000 New Zealanders living with a rare disorder.

New Zealand's 'first study of the safety and benefits of puberty blockers' - Otago Uni

For some people, their innate sense of self doesn’t fit with their biological sex. Any distress this causes is particularly heightened during puberty, but medication used to help is controversial.

GPs should be the first port of call at Alert Level 2 - Hawke's Bay DHB

Do not neglect your health or avoid your doctor during Alert Level 2 is the message from Hawke’s Bay general practice (GP).

Every New Zealander should have a fighting chance at life - Maori Council

Maori Council welcomes PHARMAC review: every New Zealander should have a fighting chance at life