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Acting Director-General of Health appointed - Public Service Commission

Thursday, 2 June, 2022 - 11:30

The Deputy Public Service Commissioner has today announced the appointment of Dr Diana Sarfati as Acting Director-General of Health and Chief Executive, Ministry of Health.

Dr Sarfati will act in the role until a permanent appointee takes up the Director-General position.

Key findings into New Zealand medical workforce released

Tuesday, 31 May, 2022 - 12:14

The Medical Council of New Zealand today released the results of its New Zealand Medical Workforce in 2021 Survey.

Report highlights importance of clear info and consent before undertaking procedures

Monday, 11 April, 2022 - 14:03

Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner, Dr Vanessa Caldwell, today released a report finding a GP in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for failing to obtain informed consent and provide care with reasonable care and skill.

Call for compensation for mandate harm - Social Credit NZ

Tuesday, 22 March, 2022 - 17:10

Social Credit is calling on the government to pay full compensation for lost income to all those whose employment was terminated as a result of the mandates, including those like GP’s, dentists, and physiotherapists who were barred from operating their own practice.

Understaffed rural sexual health services result in failures - HDC

Monday, 7 March, 2022 - 14:02

Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner Deborah James today released a report finding numerous healthcare providers in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for multiple failures in rural sexual health services provided to a man before and after he

Omicron forces College of GPs to change clinical exams - RNZCGP

Thursday, 3 February, 2022 - 15:22

The Board of The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners has announced that the College will not proceed with its registrars’ first year clinical exams that were planned to commence at the end of February 2022.

No place for anti-vax clinicians in primary care - GPNZ

Monday, 11 October, 2021 - 15:30

General Practice New Zealand (GPNZ) has advised its primary health organisation (PHO) members that they should report ‘anti-vax’ doctors to the New Zealand Medical Council, as a major push to maximise uptake of the COVID-19 vaccine gets underway.

'Rainbow community faces discrimination, inequities in healthcare'

Monday, 11 October, 2021 - 08:37

Many members of the Rainbow/Takatāpui community feel uncomfortable and discriminated against when engaging with the healthcare system.

There needs to be better understanding of the community’s diverse needs and experiences, say two major health sector organisations.

Senior doctors call for strong clinical voice to lead health reforms - ASMS

Thursday, 23 September, 2021 - 12:25

The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists Toi Mata Hauora welcomes the appointment of one of its members to the interim board of Health New Zealand, saying the voice of frontline clinicians must be heard as the Government pushes forward with sweeping health reform.

PHARMAC to work with others to improve communication

Friday, 21 May, 2021 - 05:00

PHARMAC accepts the coroner’s comments that not all information about the brand change reached patients.