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Positive step forward for bowel cancer screening

Bowel Cancer New Zealand is pleased the Ministry of Health has accepted the series of recommendations from the bowel screening review, and looks forward to working with the Ministry going forward.

Cure Kids' new professor aims to shine light on IBD

A leading paediatric gastroenterologist and Cure Kids’ newest Chair of Paediatric Research says New Zealand has some of the highest rates of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in the developed world and he’s committed to doing something about it.

Medsafe: Updated Adverse Event Reports Relating to Surgical Mesh Implants

Due to a change in how information is provided to Medsafe, an additional 962 events which were not previously recorded in this report are now included.

This brings the total reported number of adverse events relating to surgical mesh since 2005 to 1070.

'Nurses' pay deal welcomed by senior doctors' - ASMS

Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS)

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Joseph Parker raises awareness and funds for Heart Kids

Joseph Parker may’ve lost his bout against Dillian Whyte, but he’s about to take on a fight for another cause - the 12 babies born every week in New Zealand with a heart defect.

Otago demonstrates commitment to rural health with new 'virtual campus'

The University of Otago has reiterated its commitment to training and education in rural health with the establishment of a new Section of Rural Health, believed to be the first dedicated rural health unit currently operating within a New Zealand tertiary institution.

Pioneering mental health care in GP clinic

A pilot scheme to base psychologists in a general practitioner (GP) clinic may help prevent more serious mental health crises through early intervention.

New Raetihi water supply smashes Ministry of Health standards

The Raetihi community spent Sunday celebrating the completion of one of New Zealand’s newest, most sophisticated rural drinking water treatment plants.

Family Planning concerned by Mates and Dates programme and funding

Family Planning Chief Executive Jackie Edmond says ACCs decision, without consultation, to fund an isolated, stand-alone relationships and consent programme is disappointing.

"We have concerns with the decision by ACC to fund Mates and Dates," Ms Edmond says.

New Zealand 'isn't treating its cancer patients fairly'

One of Australia’s top oncologists, Professor John Zalcberg, will be in New Zealand next week highlighting New Zealand’s appalling cancer rates and its substandard outcomes for particular cancer patients.