Dr Peter Foley, a Hawkes Bay General Practitioner and past Chairman of the New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA), has been deservedly recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for his outstanding contribution to strengthen our nation’s health services.
Extra Government funding over the next four years for more elective operations and scans, and improved cancer services, to deliver better frontline services for patients is welcomed by the NZMA.
The NZMA strongly supports policy announced by the Government today that will enable women on a benefit and female dependents of beneficiaries to access financial assistance should they choose to use long-acting reversible contraception.
The NZMA code of ethics prohibits doctors from treating themselves or family, but where should the line be drawn? Do doctors risk losing objectivity when they treat those closest to them?
A consensus statement on the role of the doctor in New Zealand, published in today’s New Zealand Medical Journal, highlights the key skills and personal attributes required by doctors to ensure patient care is not compromised in a health sector undergoing significant change.
Free after-hours health care for children under six will help to ensure they have the best start in life and better health, says the New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA) which has welcomed the Government’s announcement today.
The large health disparities in the health status of New Zealand children, which have led to an alarming number of hospital admissions for a range of preventable illnesses, must be urgently addressed says the New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA) in response to this year’s Children’s Social Health Monitor report.