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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…

Karen Brown Receives NZMA’s 2019 Chair's Award
The New Zealand Medical Association’ s highest accolade the Chair's award was presented to Karen Brown at an NZMA event on Tuesday 3 December in Wellington. Karen led health news at Radio New Zealand…

Put A Stop To Bullying, Says NZMA
The New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA) is concerned by the findings of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists’ (ASMS) study on bullying in the New Zealand senior medical workforce, and en…

NZMA Declares Climate Change A Health Emergency
The New Zealand Medical Association declares climate change a serious and leading threat to health and health equity, both in New Zealand and worldwide. NZMA has joined health organisations worldwide…

NZMA Applauds The Appointment Of The Initial Mental Health And Wellbeing Commission
The New Zealand Medical Association welcomes the announcement of an Initial Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission. We look forward to working with the newly appointed Chair Hayden Wano and the Commis…

NZMA Commends Government’s Initiative To Establish A Suicide Prevention Office
The New Zealand Medical Association commends the recent announcement by the Government to establish a suicide prevention office (SPO). “We hope to see the SPO established and Every Life Matters- The …

NZMA Welcomes Government Pledge Of $6M For Mental Health Targeting GP Providers
The New Zealand Medical Association welcomes the latest pledge by the Government to inject $6 million for medical centres nationwide to boost mental health services. "NZMA advocated for the Governmen…

NZMA Welcomes The Consumer NZ Report On New Zealanders Wanting A Ban Of Advertising For Prescription Medicines
The New Zealand Medical Association welcomes the latest Consumer New Zealand Report that shows the majority of New Zealanders want advertisements for prescription medicines to be banned. “NZMA has lo…