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Buy A Brick Campaign
A major project to rebuild NZMA House is finally underway. The NZMA has occupied the site at 26 The Terrace since 1926, and has been the owner and occupier of the existing building since its construc…

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From The Chair
Are we still trustworthy?[published in NZMJDigest, Issue 52] As doctors—as a profession and as the NZMA—we are often asked our opinion on matters pertaining to the care of patients and the broader he…

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We Will Remember Them
On 25 April 2015, NZMA Chair Dr Mark Peterson and AMA President Dr Brian Owler were guests of the Turkish Medical Association at an event to commemorate the centenary of the ANZAC landings at Gallipol…

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Notice Of NZMA Annual General Meeting
Notice is given of the Annual General Meeting of the NZMA, to be held at James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor, 147 The Terrace, Wellington at 9:30am, Tuesday 19 May 2015. More information, including an …

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Board Candidates
Candidates for the NZMA Board: All members may vote for these positions. You may vote for up to three candidates.   Michael Chen-XuI am a PGY2 based in Wellington, a member of the NZMA DiTC, and hav…

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Doctors-In-Training Council
Doctors-in-Training Council: Only RMO, GP Trainee and Trainee Intern (TI) members can vote for these positions. You may vote for up to four candidates.   Jennifer FrithHi I’m Jenny, a GP trainee fro…

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Specialist Council Candidates
Specialist Council: Only Specialist members may vote for these positions. You may vote for up to five candidates. Simon BannI am a General Surgeon specializing in UGI malignant and bariatric surgery …

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1080 Contamination Threat Guidelines Updated
The Ministry of Health has updated the guidance material for the health sector on the contamination threat to infant formula: For GPs and urgent care medical specialists For secondary care (emergency…

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Nominations Open For NZMA Elections 2015
In accordance with constitutional rules and by-laws for the New Zealand Medical Association, nominations are invited for the following positions: NZMA Board: Chair, Deputy Chair and three member posi…

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Vision 2020: Partnership For Care
The NZMA and the Pharmaceutical Society of New Zealand have developed a vision statement to offer a strategic direction for the way in which the professions can work together. Underpinning this visio…

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NZMA's Briefing To The New Minister Of Health
The NZMA has produced a briefing for the new Minister of Health, Hon Dr Jonathan Coleman, outlining the NZMA's role and key priorities.

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Dr Peter Rice Presentations Available
Dr Peter Rice, Chair of SHAAP (Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems) recently visited New Zealand and presented a mini-symposium on evidence-based alcohol policy, alcohol screening and brief int…

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Policies To Improve Health
Good health is a major resource for social, economic and personal development and is an important dimension of quality of life. Sound health policies and systems are therefore fundamental to the indiv…

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Healthy Doctors Good For Patients
Doctors who work while sick pose risks for patients, other health professionals and themselves. Attitudes need to change to ensure this potentially harmful practice is avoided, says New Zealand Medica…

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Amoxicillin Actavis Recall
A recall notice was issued today for Amoxicillin Actavis 125mg/5mL and 250mg/5mL powder for oral suspension. This was because of a notice from Actavis, the manufacturer, to Medsafe that glass fragment…

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Revised Code Of Ethics Now Available
The NZMA Council has ratified the revised Code of Ethics—the culmination of nearly two years’ work by the Ethics Committee. The revised Code contains new recommendations on the provision of culturall…

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NZMA Council Ratifies Revised Code Of Ethics
The NZMA Council has ratified the revised Code of Ethics—the culmination of nearly two years’ work by the Ethics Committee. The revised Code will be available shortly, via the NZMA website. The revis…

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New NZMA President Elected
Dr Branko Sijnja has been appointed the NZMA’s new President, taking over from Dr Tony Baird. Dr Sijnja has been in General Practice in Balclutha for over 30 years, and also holds the role of Directo…