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Second GP strike planned for tomorrow

Doctors at five Wellington general practices are due to strike for an hour tomorrow morning, the second in a series of walkouts over the exclusion of their dentist colleagues from their collective employment agreement.

Disabled New Zealanders at risk due to underfunding, new report shows

A new Deloitte report released today by the New Zealand Disability Support Network (NZDSN) shows support services for disabled New Zealanders are significantly underfunded by the Government - and the situation is getting worse.

New Zealanders want better medicinal cannabis access for Christmas

A new survey of more than 2,000 Kiwi adults finds they overwhelmingly want doctors and nurse practitioners to be able to prescribe medicinal cannabis as they see fit, on a patient by patient basis, and for it to be treated like any other medicine in New Zealand.

Wishing Tree Appeal back at Palmerston North Hospital and Horowhenua Health Centre

MidCentral District Health Board is encouraging the public to embrace the festive season and help families in need by donating presents and food to the Wishing Tree Appeal.

Public hospital specialists deserve safe staffing, says NZNO

The New Zealand Nurses Association (NZNO) supports the Association of Senior Medical Specialists’ (ASMS’s) call for safer staffing conditions for senior doctors and dentists working in public hospitals.

NZNO says workforce issues missing in mental health and addiction report

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) welcomes He Ara Oranga, the report of the Government Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction, but says more emphasis on nursing and workforce wellbeing is required.

Doctors walk off the job at five Wellington general practices

Doctors at five Wellington general practices walked off the job for an hour this morning over the exclusion of their dentist colleagues from the collective employment agreement covering doctors.

Learning from Adverse Events report

Hawke’s Bay District Health Board is committed to patient safety and the delivery of high quality patient care.

Research shows potential new way to treat brain cancer

Research conducted at Victoria University of Wellington and the Malaghan Institute of Medical Research has suggested a potential new way of treating glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer.

Measures to curb hazardous drinking at Otago - study

A study spanning ten years has found alcohol policy reform implemented by the University of Otago probably contributed to a change in the drinking culture of the student population.