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DHBs’ Decision To Reduce RMO Vacancy Numbers Short-Sighted
NZMA is very concerned by the proposal of the three Auckland DHBs to reduce the number of Resident Medical Officer (RMO) vacancies down to the number of positions they can currently fill. “This is an…

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Workforce Focus For 2009
2009 should be the year for finally sorting out the problems with the medical workforce, says the New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA). "The NZMA is heartened by the way in which this Government, a…

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NZMA Welcomes Appointment Of New Health Minister
The New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA) is welcoming the appointment of Hon Tony Ryall as the Minister of Health in the incoming National-led Government. "Mr Ryall has spent considerable time as N…

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Decisive Action On DHBs Needed -- NZMA
The New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA) calls on whoever forms the next government to take decisive action to rationalise New Zealand’s 21 District Health Boards. "In a country with the same numbe…

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NZMA Welcomes Maternity Action Plan, With Reservations
The New Zealand Medical Association today welcomed the release of the Maternity Action Plan consultation document and Wellington maternity review. Major changes have occurred to New Zealand's materni…

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NZMA Welcomes Medical Training Board Reports
The New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA) has been eagerly awaiting the Medical Training Board (MTB) report, and warmly welcomes the options highlighted in its reports/discussion papers released toda…

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Debt Relief System Welcomed
A debt relief system for medical graduates could go a long way to help retain these young doctors in New Zealand, says the New Zealand Medical Association. National Leader John Key today unveiled his…

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National’s Health Policy Welcomed
The New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA) welcomes the release today of Part 1 of the National Party’s health policy. "We welcome in particular their recognition that clinicians need to have more sa…

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No Evidence Of Widespread Failure Of Maternity Care -- NZMA
Publicity about the death of a baby during labour in Wellington is decreasing public confidence in the quality of maternity care in New Zealand, says the New Zealand Medical Association. "The death o…

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GP Fee Comments Unnecessary -- NZMA
General Practitioners are annoyed that GP fees are once again being used as a political football by a Minister of Health, the New Zealand Medical Association says. "We know it's election year, but so…

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Patients Will Bear The Brunt In Lab Funding Decision -- NZMA
The New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA) is hugely disappointed that two South Island District Health Boards have chosen to stop paying for laboratory tests for the patients of private specialists. …

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Initiatives Welcome, But Some Omissions In Budget
The New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA) welcomed many of the initiatives outlined in today's Budget, but noted that there were few new significant announcements and some notable areas where major f…

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NZMA Calls For New Approach To Junior Doctors' Industrial Situation
The New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA) today expressed deep concern over the continuing industrial impasse between the District Health Boards (DHBs) and the Resident Doctors Association, which has…

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Support Workforce To Reduce Errors
The New Zealand health workforce needs to be appropriately supported to ensure serious and sentinel events are kept to a minimum, says the New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA). The NZMA today welco…

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NZMA Supports HDC Comments And Urges Action
Today's comments from the Health and Disability Commissioner about the safety of New Zealand's hospitals need to be acted on urgently, says the New Zealand Medical Association. Commissioner Ron Pater…

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NZMA Slams Talk Of "Capped Fees"
The New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA) today strongly criticised politicians and some commentators for their uninformed and misleading comments about a "cap" on GP fees. "There simply is no wides…