Expansion of flu vaccine funding criteria

5 Jul 2022

Last Friday, around 800,000 more people became eligible for funded flu vaccines.

Ukrainian arrivals and the potential TB risk

5 Jul 2022

The Zealand Government announced the 2022 Ukrainian Special Policy which allows the estimated 1,600 Ukrainian-born citizens and residents in New Zealand to sponsor family who ordinarily reside in the Ukraine.

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An HDC decision

5 Jul 2022

A recent coroner’s report has highlighted the need for a management plan to ensure that important tests like INRs for patients on warfarin are carried out in a timely manner and that those test results are acted upon.

Ukrainian arrivals and the potential TB risk

5 Jul 2022

The Zealand Government announced the 2022 Ukrainian Special Policy which allows the estimated 1,600 Ukrainian-born citizens and residents in New Zealand to sponsor family who ordinarily reside in the Ukraine.

Expansion of flu vaccine funding criteria

5 Jul 2022

Last Friday, around 800,000 more people became eligible for funded flu vaccines.

Streaming and the new normal

21 Jun 2022

Over recent months two things have become apparent. Firstly, that we are living in a world where COVID-19 infections are a reality and secondly, that winter is bringing an increase in other respiratory illnesses including influenza and RSV.

Why happy, healthy doctors are better for patients

21 Jun 2022

When I go to the doctor, I expect them to fix me. Occupational Physician Dr David Beaumont reckons this is the wrong attitude and it’s making doctors unhappy.

Protecting our community from respiratory illnesses this winter and next

14 Jun 2022

COVID-19 is with us for good and we are now learning to live with it.

GPs and the Smokefree Aotearoa 2025 Goal

25 May 2022

Tuesday 31 May is World Smokefree Day. We asked epidemiologist and public health professional, Prof Robert Beaglehole to write an opinion piece targeted at GPs.

The Health Benefits of Returning to Work

16 May 2022

The first time I presented on the health benefits of work, the audience laughed. They weren’t laughing at me, they thought I was making a joke – it was an oxymoron. The words health, work, benefits, just didn’t seem to belong together.

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Rural

Peter Snow Memorial Award

Dr Branko Sijnja has been named as the recipient of the Peter Snow Memorial Award for 2022.

The specialist’s specialist: Dr Jared Green new DHRM clinical lead

Dr Jared Green was appointed to the role of clinical lead for the Division of Rural Hospital Medicine (DRHM) in September 2021 and brings to the role a mixed bag of specialties.

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College

2022 Workforce Survey – why your contribution matters

In the coming weeks you’ll have the opportunity to make your voice heard and have your say about working in New Zealand’s health system.

Member benefits for your learning

Over the last 12 months, the College has introduced two new member benefits aimed at your learning; LinkedIn Learning and McGraw Hill Medical.

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Sector

Auckland PHO celebrates primary care

Alliance health Plus PHO held their annual awards recently, celebrating outstanding achievement in primary care.

Tips to grow the business side of a practice

Running a business is not easy and growing a practice can be daunting. Leicester Gouwland from Findex Financial Services provides some useful tips.

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Member

Wellington GP helps fundraise for friend's cancer drugs

On Thursday evening, when his lungs are burning and his thighs feel like giving way, Dr Peter Meffan will be more determined than ever.

How brick laying set the foundation for a career in medicine

From a young age, Dr Tiwnini Hemi understood the meaning of hard work. Every weekend, school holidays, and most evenings, he and his four brothers built houses with their father, who was a brick layer by trade.

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Clinical

Expansion of flu vaccine funding criteria

Last Friday, around 800,000 more people became eligible for funded flu vaccines.

Ukrainian arrivals and the potential TB risk

The Zealand Government announced the 2022 Ukrainian Special Policy which allows the estimated 1,600 Ukrainian-born citizens and residents in New Zealand to sponsor family who ordinarily reside in the Ukraine.

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Equity

Our vulnerable patients need us to keep doing this important work

Kurow Medical Centre recently completed the Cornerstone Equity Module for the first time.

The moko behind the white face

A lot has changed since Dr Jim Vause (Kai Tahu rāua Kati Mamoe) trained to be a doctor in the 1970s.

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