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Work Ability Assessment - Questions And Answers
[Information supplied by Work and Income] What is a Work Ability Assessment? The assessment looks at a person’s strengths and abilities and anything that may be stopping them from working, and is do…

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Notice Of Elections 2014
In accordance with constitutional rules and by-laws for the New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA), nominations are invited for the following positions: NZMA Board: Two member positions Doctors-in-Tr…

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NZMA Fellowships Awarded To Dr Ron Goodey, Dr Paul Ockelford
An NZMA Fellowship is awarded to members who have given service above and beyond normal duty – to the NZMA, to the profession and to patients. NZMA President Dr Tony Baird presented fellowships to two…

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Cybercrime Warning For GP Practices
Information provided by the Police National Cyber Crime Centre (NC3)International trends show that GP surgeries are currently being targeted by cyber criminals, and the NZ Police National Cyber Crime …

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NZMA Trainee Forum
The NZMA’s annual Trainee Forum was first held four years ago following the establishment of a forum by the Australian Medical Association’s Council of Doctors in Training (AMA CDIT). The idea was for…

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Back-To-Back Template Contract
The template for the 'Back-to-Back' contract between PHOs and Contracted Providers (essentially GP practices) has been released by the Ministry of Health. NZMA are pleased to report that we have had a…

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NZMA Trainee Intern Prize - Renew Your Membership And Be In To Win!
Trainee Interns — did you know that your New Zealand Medical Association student membership runs out when you graduate? The NZMA is your professional association, representing you at all stages of you…

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NZMA GP CME Conferences
The NZMA currently holds annual GP CME conferences in Rotorua and Christchurch. The GP CME has a reputation for short, sharp and to the point clinical content relevant to daily practice. Each session…

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Health Care In The Market Place, And Unrealistic Expectations
In the windows of the Subway cafeteria on the Auckland waterfront are the words “Whatever you need...whatever you crave...energy hit? ...get your fix here 24 hours”. On the back of a bus I saw an ad f…

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Completing Medical Certificates
When completing medical certificates (including sickness, death or mental health certificates) members are reminded that the Medical Council has issued a statement providing guidance regarding certifi…

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Changes To Immigration NZ Medical And Chest X-Ray Certificates
Immigration New Zealand has made changes to its medical and chest X-ray certificates, with three new certificates being released on 30 July 2012. The three new certificates are: • General Medical Ce…

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Perinatal And Maternal Mortality Review Committee (PMMRC)
The PMMRC released their 2012 report on perinatal and maternal mortality in New Zealand.

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Marmot Symposia
In July 2011 the New Zealand Medical Association facilitated the visit to New Zealand of world-renowned researcher and advocate on inequities in health, Prof Sir Michael Marmot. In conjunction with th…