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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…

NZMA Policy On Bullying Adopted By World Medical Association
The New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA) believes the medical profession must take a leadership role in condemning bullying and harassment, says NZMA Deputy Chair Prof Harvey White. “We are delighte…

Invest In Health And Reap The Benefits, Says NZMA
Health was a big issue during the 2017 Election and as political parties debate future health policies as part of coalition negotiations, the NZMA urges them to invest in the health of New Zealanders.…

New Zealand Medical Association Welcomes Increased Funding For GP Visits
The New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA) welcomes today’s National party announcement of a proposed increase in the number of people eligible for cheaper GP visits. “Improving targeting of health s…

NZMA Supports NZMSA Stand On Growing Student Debt
The New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA) supports the NZ Medical Students’ Association’s (NZMSA) call for the Government to lift the time limit on financial support for medical students. “We support…

NZMA Supports Pro-Vaccination Stand
The New Zealand Medical Association supports Dr Lance O’Sullivan’s stand against the misinformation being peddled by anti-vaccination agitators, and deplores the personal attacks made against him and …

Improving Health Literacy: It's Everyone's Business
The New Zealand Medical Association today releases a policy briefing on Improving Health Literacy that seeks to promote a shared understanding of what health literacy means, why it is important, and w…

General Practice Under Pressure, Says NZMA GP Leader
General practices throughout New Zealand face funding issues, and both GPs and their patients are struggling, says Chair of the New Zealand Medical Association’s General Practitioner Council, Dr Kate …

Integrated Healthcare Framework—Pharmacists And Doctors Working Together
Pharmacists and doctors are putting in place a Framework for the way they will work together to achieve better patient-centered care through an integrated collaborative healthcare approach. The Integ…

NZMA Calls For Tax On Sugary Drinks
The New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA) is calling on the Government to put in place a tax of 20% or more on sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs). In a position statement released today, the NZMA poin…

Champion For Compassion Receives NZMA Chair’s Award
Dr Robin Youngson, a New Zealand anaesthetist internationally renowned for his leadership in compassionate healthcare, was last night awarded the New Zealand Medical Association’s Chair’s Award. Dr Y…

Antimicrobial Resistance A Threat To World Health
New Zealand is becoming increasingly vulnerable to the health effects of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), and more needs to be done to stave off a major health crisis, says the New Zealand Medical Asso…