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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…

NZMA Repeats Call For Health Analysis Of TPPA
The New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA) is repeating its call for an independent Health Impact Assessment of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement (TPPA). “As strong advocates for the prof…

Dr Tony Fernando Receives Top NZMA Award
The NZMA today [7pm, 1 December] presents its highest award, the NZMA Chair’s Award, to Dr Tony Fernando, psychiatrist, sleep specialist and educator. “Dr Fernando has shown great leadership and init…

Obesity Package Doesn't Go Far Enough, Says NZMA
The Government’s obesity package, announced this week, does not go far enough, says the New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA). “We welcome the Government’s focus on obesity, but we need actions that…

Independent Health Assessment Still Needed On TPPA
The New Zealand Medical Association Chair Dr Stephen Child (NZMA) is pleased the Government appears to have listened to many of the concerns raised by the health sector in reaching a deal on the Trans…

NZMA Urges Action On Tobacco Packaging
The New Zealand Medical Association urges the Government to make real progress with a standardised packaging regime for tobacco products—which has been sliding down the Parliamentary Order Paper ever …

NZMA Calls For More Refugee Support
The New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA) is adding its voice to calls for New Zealand to increase its support for refugees caught up in the continuing crisis in the Mediterranean. “This is a humani…

NZMA Calls Again For Independent Health Assessment Of TPPA
The New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA) is extremely disappointed Trade Minister Hon Tim Groser has rejected the call for an independent assessment of the impact of the proposed Trans-Pacific Partn…

NZMA Supports 'Don't Know? Don't Drink' Campaign
The New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA) fully supports the Health Promotion Agency’s ‘Don’t Know? Don’t Drink’ campaign, which reminds young women that alcohol can harm developing babies. “This ca…

NZMA Supports Students' Call On Loans
The New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA) supports the call by the New Zealand Medical Students’ Association (NZMSA) for the Government to urgently address the impact of time restrictions on the stud…

NZMA Releases Briefing On Reducing Alcohol-Related Harm
The New Zealand Medical Association has released a policy briefing—Reducing Alcohol-related Harm—that recommends a suite of measures to be considered as part of an approach to reducing the harm caused…

New NZMA Chair Confirmed
Dr Stephen Child, a Canadian-trained general physician with a respiratory interest, has today been confirmed as the new Chair of the New Zealand Medical Association. Dr Child replaces Napier-based GP …