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NZMA Board recommend liquidation
NZMA Board recommend liquidation of Association   The NZMA Board met last night and unanimously agreed to recommend that members vote to liquidate the Association at the upcoming Annual General Mee…

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Local Doctors have more say in Localities

“Establishing localities will begin to bridge the gaps between community, primary and secondary care and help ensure our health system better reflects community needs,” New Zealand Medical Association Chair Dr Alistair Humphrey said today...


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World Health Day: Doctors for a healthier planet

“Health is the largest emitter of carbon emissions in the public sector, and the health reforms will be the biggest test thus far of the Government’s pledge to decarbonise the public sector,” New Zealand Medical Association Chair, Dr Alistair Humphrey said...


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NZMA welcomes Interim Māori Health Authority funding

The New Zealand Medical Association firmly supports the Interim Māori Health Authority with full commissioning capabilities, and the new funding announced today is another step towards a health system that delivers health equity for Māori, NZMA Deputy Chair Dr Vanessa Weenink said...


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The New Zealand Medical Teaching Awards 2021

We are pleased to announce the following nominees for the 2021 New Zealand Medical Teaching Awards...


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Incoming double-whammy: time to declare a Health Workforce Emergency New Blog Post

“Health workers have a greater level of exposure risk to Omicron – and with the current requirements to stand down and isolate – it creates a double whammy for an overloaded health system trying to operate when even more understaffed than usual,” says Alistair Humphrey, Chair of the New Zealand Medical Association...

 


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Doctors: It’s better to be busy with boosters

Doctors would rather be busy delivering boosters than busy dealing with Covid this summer, says Chair of the New Zealand Medical Association’s General Practitioner Council, Dr Vanessa Weenink...


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Hospital investment need to be matched with primary care investment

If the Government wants to minimise Covid-19 disruption to planned and routine care, funding announced today to upgrade hospitals should be matched with a funding boost to primary care, says Chair of the New Zealand Medical Association’s General Practitioner Council, Vanessa Weenink...


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NZ Medical Association thrilled about bold Smokefree 2025 Action Plan

The NZ Medical Association is thrilled that young people who are 14 years old when the law comes into effect won’t join the more than eighty percent of smokers who wish they never started...


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Support for frontline health services under the traffic light system

While the county welcomes the move to the traffic light system (COVID-19 protection framework) and long-awaited freedoms, health providers are being left to navigate their way through the changes. These freedoms will inevitably increase demand on health services...


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NZMA welcomes health worker vaccination decision
The announcement that healthcare workers must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 is welcome and important news, the NZ Medical Association says. High-risk workers in the health and disability secto…

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Rainbow community faces discrimination, inequities in healthcare
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 divers…

NZMA Welcomes Health System Board Appointments
The groups chosen to lead New Zealand’s health system into the future are a blend of expertise, wisdom and foresight, the New Zealand Medical Association says. NZMA Chair Dr Alistair Humphrey said he…

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Doctors must be vaccinated for patient safety
No doctor should be involved in patient care unless they are vaccinated against COVID-19. That’s the call from the New Zealand Medical Association, which says vaccinating health care workers is essen…

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Testing Milestone A Tribute To Health Workforce
New Zealanders everywhere should give thanks today to the dedicated team helping keep the country safe by carrying out COVID-19 testing. Today the three millionth COVID PCR test was carried out – and…

Conversion Therapy Has No Place In New Zealand
Conversion therapy has no place in New Zealand, and Government moves to criminalise it are overdue and welcome. The New Zealand Medical Association says conversion therapy is harmful, degrading and “…

NZMA Issues Press Release On Folic Acid
The decision to mandate the addition of folic acid to bread shows important health decisions are often best made by Government leadership, not left to the private sector. The NZMA has long advocated …

NZMA Welcomes Government Putting Health Before Profit
The decision to mandate the addition of folic acid to bread shows important health decisions are often best made by Government leadership, not left to the private sector. The NZMA has long advocated …