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Hawke's Bay DHB first to offer free bus passes for outpatients

Hawke’s Bay people needing to get to and from outpatient appointments at Hawke’s Bay Hospital or Napier Health will be able to catch a bus anywhere on the GoBay bus network, for free, from 1 January 2017, thanks to Hawke’s Bay District Health Board (HBDHB).

Bay of Plenty doctor awarded prestigious Harkness Fellowship

A Bay of Plenty doctor will be spending a year in America studying the use of technology in rural healthcare after landing a prestigious research award.

New role benefits pharmacists and patients

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the roll-out of a new technician role in pharmacies is benefiting both pharmacists and patients.

"Pharmacists play an important part in helping to deliver faster more convenient healthcare," says Dr Coleman.

Mental health experience leads to Supreme Award

Supreme Award winner at the annual Attitude Awards this year was mental health awareness advocate and University of Auckland professional teaching fellow, Debra Lampshire.

Better nutrition information for GPs

Improving the quality of nutrition information available to general practitioners for their patients, is the focus of a study funded by a new research fellowship.

Hurunui and Kaikoura residents urged to see their GP team early

People in Hurunui and Kaikoura are being urged to see their general practice team if they’re having trouble coping with everyday activities, aren’t sleeping well, or just need to talk things through.

PM's Youth Mental Health Project 'misses the boat'

The Youth Mental Health Project may have its benefits on a national level, but the NZ Association of Counsellors (NZAC) is questioning its effectiveness at the coalface.

Funding extended for Pacific health projects

Associate Health Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga has announced extended funding to continue projects which are already improving the health and wellbeing of Pacific people.

Your local pharmacy can help this summer

As the holiday season heats up, people are being reminded to pop into their local pharmacy for help on a broad range of medical issues.

Alliance South announces Community Health Council members

Local communities, whānau and patients will have an even stronger voice within the health system, thanks to a newly appointed Community Health Council in the Southern district.

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