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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…

NZMA Alarmed For Patients At Lack Of Clinical Training In Diagnosis Of Sore Throats
Patient diagnoses are not a simple matter. What may present as a straightforward sore throat and upper respiratory tract infection, and approximately 80% are, can be a symptom of a more serious illnes…

NZMA Welcomes The Waitangi Tribunal’s Report
The New Zealand Medical Association welcomes the Waitangi Tribunal’s Report on stage one of the Health Services and Outcomes Kaupapa Inquiry. Dr Kate Baddock, Chair of the NZMA says: “we recognise th…

NZMA Welcomes NZ's First Wellbeing Budget
The New Zealand Medical Association welcomes New Zealand’s first Wellbeing Budget which will improve the lives of families most in need.  In particular we welcome the investment of $1.9 Billion in Men…

Doctors Condemn Attacks And Call For Urgent Action On Gun Control
The New Zealand Medical Association condemns the horrific terrorist attacks in Christchurch and strongly supports the Government’s move to immediately tighten gun control in New Zealand. NZMA Chair, …

New Zealand Medical Association And Cannabis 2020 Referendum
Cannabis is a harmful drug that causes a range of health and social harms at the individual and community level.  NZMA does not condone the use of cannabis for recreational purpose and opposes legalis…

NZMA Joins Call For Comprehensive Dental Service
The New Zealand Medical Association is joining the call for a comprehensive and affordable dental service to be made available to all New Zealanders.   “Dental decay remains the most prevalent chroni…

NZMA Welcomes New Healthy Homes Standards
The New Zealand Medical Association welcomes the new Healthy Home Standards announced by the Government, that sets minimum requirements for warm and dry rental properties. "NZMA’s submission aligns w…

NZMA’s Seven Actions To Mitigate Health And Climate Change
NZMA recommends the following seven actions to address climate change. “Seven actions to make change happen.” As medical professionals we have a responsibility to advocate for strong action to address…

Professor Frank Frizelle Receives NZMA’s 2018 Chair’s Award
NZMA’s highest accolade the Chair’s award goes to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to Health in New Zealand and this year it goes to Professor Frank Frizelle. Frank embodies out…

NZMA Supports Call For Safe Staffing Levels
The New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA) supports the call by Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS) for safe staffing levels for senior doctors and urges the Government to address the w…

Professor Doug Sellman And Co-Authors Recipients Of The 2018 New Zealand Medical Association’s Robinson Award
The New Zealand Medical Association’s 2018 Richard Robinson Award goes to Professor Doug Sellman and co-authors Ria Schroder, Daryle Deering, Jane Elmslie, James Foulds and Chris Frampton. The Robins…