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Tagged: New Zealand Medical Association

Medical leader and health champion deservedly recognised

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.

  • 05 Jun 2012

Extra funding for surgery, cancer services welcomed

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.

  • 14 May 2012

NZMA supports govt policy to improve access to contraception

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.

  • 09 May 2012

How much advice should doctors give family members?

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?

  • 14 Feb 2012

Role of the doctor consensus statement released

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.

  • 04 Nov 2011

NZMA welcomes free after-hours care for under-sixes

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.

  • 27 Oct 2011

Children’s health disparities require urgent action

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.

  • 29 Aug 2011