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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…

NZ Healthcare Organisations Condemn Violence Against Healthcare Workers
The New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA) and the New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) support the stand taken by leaders of the world’s physicians and nursing associations, who have condemned the …

Burnout A Real Issue For Medical Profession, Says NZMA
Burnout, stress and concerns about their effects on patient care are real issues facing the medical profession, says Dr Stephen Child, Chair of the New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA). “We share t…

Getting Smart With Smart Phones: Guidance For Doctors
When—and when not—to use a phone camera during a patient’s treatment is at the heart of a new publication by the New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA) and the New Zealand Private Surgical Hospitals A…

NZMA Welcomes Tobacco Plain Packaging
The New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA) welcomes news the Government intends to introduce a standardised packaging regime for tobacco products. “The NZMA has long advocated the introduction of pla…

NZMA Praises UK Sugar Tax
The New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA) welcomes today’s announcement by the UK Government that it plans to impose a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages. This is one of a suite of measures the NZMA re…

NZMA Welcomes Data Release; Looks Forward To Next Step
The New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA) welcomes the release of data on unmet need for elective surgery, and looks forward to the Government taking the next steps—analysing the data and developing …

NZMA Supports Christchurch Colleagues In Calls For Mental Health Service Improvements
Mental health services in Christchurch face particular stresses and strains that need to be addressed, says the New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA). Research published in today’s New Zealand Medic…