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Improving health literacy: It's everyone's business

Tuesday, 16 May 2017, 9:41 pm | NZMA

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 what ... More >>

Champion for compassion receives NZMA Chair’s Award

Wednesday, 7 December 2016, 1:27 pm | NZMA

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 Youngson is the co-founder of Hearts in Healthcare, which is ... More >>

Violence against healthcare workers condemned

Friday, 2 September 2016, 2:22 pm | NZMA

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 continuing violence against health personnel ... More >>

NZMA welcomes data release; looks forward to next step

Monday, 7 March 2016, 11:54 am | NZMA

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 a transparent, consistent and equitable selection system. More >>

NZMA repeats call for health analysis of TPPA

Wednesday, 3 February 2016, 3:30 pm | NZMA

The New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA) is repeating its call for an independent Health Impact Assessment of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement (TPPA). More >>

Independent health assessment still needed on TPPA

Tuesday, 6 October 2015, 5:08 pm | NZMA

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 Pacific Partnership. More >>

NZMA calls for more refugee support

Saturday, 5 September 2015, 5:54 pm | NZMA

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. More >>

NZMA calls again for independent health assessment of TPPA

Tuesday, 28 July 2015, 12:01 pm | NZMA

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 Partnership trade agreement (TPPA) on our health system. More >>

NZMA supports 'Don't know? Don't drink' campaign

Monday, 15 June 2015, 1:18 pm | NZMA

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. More >>

NZMA supports students' call on loans

Wednesday, 27 May 2015, 12:00 pm | NZMA

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 student loans of many medical students currently ... More >>

New NZMA Chair confirmed

Tuesday, 19 May 2015, 1:18 pm | NZMA

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 Dr Mark Peterson, who has completed his two-year ... More >>

NZMA releases briefing on reducing alcohol-related harm

Tuesday, 19 May 2015, 10:56 am | NZMA

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 by drinking alcohol. More >>

Health Families programme ‘useful start’

Friday, 17 April 2015, 1:00 pm | NZMA

The NZMA welcomes the Health Families programme, launched by Health Minister Dr Jonathan Coleman in Gisborne today. More >>

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 >>



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