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NZMA Applauds Professor Emeritus Sir Mason Harold Durie Becoming A Member Of The Order Of New Zealand
The New Zealand Medical Association applauds the announcement of Professor Emeritus Sir Mason Harold Durie as a member of the Order of New Zealand in the New Year’s Honours List.   For the past four …

NZMA Supports Call For Government To Set The Standards For How The Alcohol Industry Is Allowed To Market Its Products
The New Zealand Medical Association adds its voice to Alcohol Healthwatch, Hāpai te Hauora, the Cancer Society and Health Coalition Aotearoa in calling for reducing alcohol exposure to children and yo…

Open Letter On Climate Emergency
Dear Prime Minister and Minister Shaw, The New Zealand Medical Association welcomes yesterday’s (2 December 2020), announcement by the Government on Climate Emergency.   In September 2019, NZMA decl…

Dr Ashley Bloomfield Receives The New Zealand Medical Association's Highest Award
The New Zealand Medical Association’s presented the Chair’s Award to Dr Ashley Bloomfield at an event held at NZMA House, on Tuesday evening, 1 December in Wellington. “I am truly delighted to presen…

Dr Michael Chen-Xu Awarded NZMA Fellowship
On Tuesday evening, 1 December 2020, at an event held at NZMA House in Wellington, Dr Michael Chen-Xu was awarded a New Zealand Medical Association Fellowship, by NZMA President Dr Andy Tie.    Micha…

Dr Ruth Spearing Joins The New Zealand Medical Association's Roll Of Fellows
On Tuesday evening 1 December 2020 at an event held at NZMA House in Wellington, Dr Ruth Spearing was awarded a New Zealand Medical Association Fellowship, by NZMA President Dr Andy Tie.    Ruth, a h…

Flu Vaccine Investigative Report Supports NZMA
As early as March 2020, the New Zealand Medical Association was raising a shortage of supply of the flu vaccine.  In April, presenting to the Epidemic Response Committee, Dr Baddock, Chair of the NZMA…

Where Are The Health Policies?
Where are the health policies from the political Parties hoping to form the new Government?  The health of all New Zealanders is more than just Covid-19 which has dominated our health agenda the past…

NZMA Signs Up To Amnesty International's Pledge
The New Zealand Medical Association, along with other members of the World Medical Association, is signing up to Amnesty International's pledge regarding health care workers who have died from COVID-1…

NZMA Supports Pay Parity For Nurses
A sustainable nursing workforce is critical to general practice and NZMA supports the New Zealand Nurses Organisations's call for pay parity with DHB employed nurses. "There is no justification for n…

NZMA On The Government's Health Investment Announcement
The NZMA welcomes today’s budget announcement of an investment in DHBs and hospital services.   “This additional funding to increase capacity for elective surgery and other hospital services is great…

NZMA Joins Call For The Release Of The Simpson Report On The Health And Disability System Review
The New Zealand Medical Association supports the call for the release of the Simpson Report on the Health and Disability System Review. The Minister of Health must formally receive the report, and re…

NZMA Calls For National Level Regulation Of Point Of Care Testing
The New Zealand Medical Association believes that point-of-care testing needs to be regulated at a national level. It also needs to be supported by adequate clinical governance and quality management …

NZ Supports College Advice To Move To Remote Consultation As Much As Possible
NZMA supports the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners in their advice to GPs to move to remote consultation as much as possible.   “The safety of our patients is extremely important to…

NZMA Calls For The Government To Prioritise Support For Healthcare Workers In The Front Line Against Coronavirus
The New Zealand Medical Association is calling for the Government to prioritise support for healthcare workers in the front line against Coronavirus. “GPs and other health workers at the front line h…

GP Shortage In Northland Symptom Of Growing Crisis In General Practice
The New Zealand Medical Association calls on the Government to deliver what it promised in the last election. "The shortage of GPs in Northland is unacceptable and to have to resort to a petition whe…

2019 New Zealand Medical Association’s Robinson Award Manuscript Announced
The New Zealand Medical Association’s 2019 Richard Robinson Award is for the medical research manuscript  Childhood predictors of adult adiposity: ­ Findings from a longitudinal study - NZMJ 23 March …

Dr Scott Metcalfe Awarded NZMA Fellowship
On Tuesday evening 3 December 2019 at an event held at NZMA House in Wellington, Dr Scott Metcalfe was awarded a New Zealand Medical Association Fellowship by NZMA President Dr Sue Hayde. Scott is cu…