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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…

The New Zealand Medical Association Calls For An Immediate Ban On Boxing
The New Zealand Medical Association strongly supports the World Medical Association’s position on boxing, and in particular the statement that boxing is qualitatively different from other sports becau…

NZMA Welcomes Government Announcement On Student Loans
The New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA) welcomes Monday’s announcement by the Government to extend the student loan borrowing cap for medical students, and for those doing longer degrees. “We supp…

NZMA Disappointed In Pharmacy Code Of Ethics Position On Alternative Medicines
The New Zealand Medical Association is disappointed that the Pharmacy Council has weakened its stand on selling non-evidence based products. “The latest version of the Pharmacy Code of Ethics, releas…

NZMA Joins Colleagues In Call For Independent Health Assessment Of Trade Agreement
The New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA) joins with the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS) in reiterating its call for an independent health impact assessment of the Comprehensive an…

Advocate On Child Poverty Honoured
Professor Innes Asher last night received the New Zealand Medical Association’s Chair’s Award for 2017, presented annually to recognise individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the hea…

NZMA Calls For Action On Child Poverty
The New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA) joins today’s calls by the children’s advocacy community for an evidence-based plan to reduce child poverty in New Zealand. “Reducing child poverty was a ke…

NZMA Welcomes New Health Minister
The New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA) welcomes the appointment of Dr David Clark as Minister of Health. “David Clark has already shown a willingness to listen and engage with the sector,” says NZ…