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Failure to conduct an adequate medical assessment and order an x-ray - HDC

Health and Disability Commissioner Anthony Hill today released a report finding a doctor at an urgent care clinic in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for failing to conduct an adequate medical assessment or organise an x-ray for a woman.

Management of intravenous device and communication on discharge

Health and Disability Commissioner Anthony Hill today released a report finding Auckland District Health Board in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for the care provided to a young woman.

Mike King sends a message of hope to New Zealand

From Bluff to Cape Reinga, Mike King sends a message of hope to New Zealand

Mental health advocate and 2019 Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year, Mike King embarks on a nationwide tour to promote positive, societal and attitudinal change towards mental health in New Zealand.

Taranaki DHB scholarships to boost local students health careers

Twenty seven local students have been given a boost to achieve their aspirations of working in the health sector by receiving a scholarship from Taranaki DHB.

Registrations top 1000 for family doctor conference in Auckland - RNZCGP

More than 1000 GPs, nurses, and health professionals have now registered to come to Auckland in April for the Asia-Pacific regional conference on family medicine. More delegates are expected to register in the coming weeks.

UC study supports use of nutrients in treatment of PMS

Findings from a new study offer a way forward for women seeking choice in how they safely manage premenstrual syndrome (PMS).

Launch of large format Endoform

Aroa Biosurgery, the Auckland-based privately held soft-tissue repair company, has now launched a large format version of its Endoform® Natural product.

Healthline support with novel coronavirus health advice and information

The Ministry of Health is strongly encouraging people in self-isolation, as a result of their travel to China, to register with Healthline. They do this by calling the dedicated Healthline 0800 number from 5.00pm today (Friday 7 February 2020).

Bowel screening programme detects cancer in 500 New Zealanders

South Aucklander David Broughton has just got back from a surprise visit to whânau in Australia. He was prompted to make the journey after being treated for bowel cancer earlier last year.

Employer and employee rights and obligations during a pandemic - NZNO

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) is reminding both employers and employees that they have rights and obligations regarding their own safety and the wellbeing of others during a pandemic situation.