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NZMA celebrates 10 years Smokefree

Thursday, 11 December 2014, 10:24 am | NZMA

Ten years ago yesterday New Zealand’s smokefree legislation was extended to include all workplaces and hospitality venues. The New Zealand Medical Association is delighted to celebrate that anniversary. More >>

NZMA shares climate change concerns

Friday, 26 September 2014, 10:03 am | NZMA

The New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA) shares the concerns of fellow health professionals about the health effects of climate change, expressed in today’s New Zealand Medical Journal . More >>

NZMA welcomes Labour’s public health focus

Monday, 11 August 2014, 9:04 am | NZMA

The New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA) welcomes the public health focus in the Labour Party health policies released yesterday. More >>

NZMA commends Government for food labelling step

Friday, 27 June 2014, 4:29 pm | NZMA

The New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA) commends the Government for supporting the introduction of a food labelling system to help inform New Zealanders about their food choices. More >>

Focus on vulnerable welcomed

Friday, 17 May 2013, 9:25 am | NZMA

The New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA) welcomes the increased spending in health announced in the Budget, particularly measures to support the most vulnerable in the community, such as the $92 million to pay family members who care for their disabled ... More >>

NZMA welcomes extra rheumatic fever funding

Monday, 6 May 2013, 12:24 pm | NZMA

The New Zealand Medical Association welcomes the extra funding to fight rheumatic fever announced this morning by Health Minister Tony Ryall. More >>

‘It’s not just about the money’, says NZMA

Monday, 4 February 2013, 12:47 pm | NZMA

“The NZMA welcomes the well researched ASMS report on the Public Hospital Specialist Workforce,” says New Zealand Medical Association Chair, Dr Ockelford. “It highlights the challenges new Zealand has in ensuring a sustainable specialist workforce – ... More >>

“Renaissance man” wins NZMA’s highest award

Wednesday, 5 December 2012, 11:05 am | NZMA

The New Zealand Medical Association will today bestow its highest honour, the Chair’s Award, on a doctor who is a true all-round achiever. More >>

Tougher Drug Laws Strongly Supported – NZMA

Monday, 16 July 2012, 3:34 pm | NZMA

The onus on distributors and producers of party pills and other synthetic drugs to prove they are safe before they can be sold on the market is strongly supported by the New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA), which has previously called for tougher ... More >>

NZMA supports GP College Employer Role

Friday, 15 June 2012, 12:03 pm | NZMA

The New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA) is pleased that the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners is considering acting as the employer of GPEP1 registrars. More >>

Investment in health services supported by NZMA

Thursday, 24 May 2012, 4:23 pm | NZMA

The New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA) supports initiatives announced in today’s Budget to enhance the quality delivery of health services and to strengthen preventive health to improve health outcomes More >>

Extra funding for Surgery, Cancer Services Welcomed

Monday, 14 May 2012, 4:45 pm | NZMA

Extra Government funding over the next four years for more elective operations and scans, and improved cancer services, to deliver better frontline services for patients is welcomed by the NZMA. More >>

NZMA remembers Christchurch one year on

Wednesday, 22 February 2012, 2:16 pm | NZMA

As New Zealand remembers the tragic events in Christchurch one year ago today, the New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA) wishes to acknowledge and pay respect to the doctors who died in the earthquake: More >>

Health Workers In Danger: Call To Action

Friday, 14 October 2011, 10:35 am | NZMA

Violence against health-care workers is a serious humanitarian challenge in the world today and one that has profound public health consequences. It is not possible to provide health services and deliver public health programmes if infrastructure is ... More >>

NZ's work in tobacco control praised at global assembly

Friday, 14 October 2011, 10:32 am | NZMA

The scientific session on tobacco cessation at the World Medical Association General Assembly in Montevideo, Uruguay has praised New Zealand's "end-game thinking" approach to tobacco cessation. More >>

Government must invest more in preventative health – NZMA

Thursday, 22 September 2011, 4:33 pm | NZMA

The New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA) strongly supports the United Nation’s declaration this week calling for a multifaceted campaign to combat non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and urges the Government to invest more in preventative health measures. More >>

NZMA welcomes launch of Maternity Quality and Safety Program

Thursday, 28 July 2011, 5:51 pm | NZMA

The launch of the Maternity Quality and Safety Programme today has been welcomed by the New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA) which says the programme will strengthen the team approach to maternity care. At the same time the Government has released ... More >>

NZMA supports tougher controls on herbal drugs market

Monday, 4 July 2011, 2:05 pm | NZMA

The New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA) strongly supports the Ministry of Health’s ban of a second synthetic cannabis product and is calling for significantly tougher legislation on these products. More >>

NZMA welcomes budget focus on health

Thursday, 19 May 2011, 4:30 pm | NZMA

The New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA) welcomes a number of initiatives announced in today’s Budget that will improve health outcomes and is pleased that nearly half of new Government money will go into health services. More >>

ACC review of elective services a positive move - NZMA

Friday, 13 May 2011, 2:45 pm | NZMA

The NZMA is supportive of ACC’s internal review of elective surgery decision-making, released today, to ensure more effective and transparent decisions on surgery claims, says NZMA Deputy Chair Dr Mark Peterson. More >>

 

 

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