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Ian Powell: Should DHBs Be The Providers Of Rest Home Care?

Friday, 19 June 2020, 11:16 am | Ian Powell

One of the valuable things about Health & Disability Commission (HDC) decisions (findings) is that interesting experiences are published in a readable manner from which much can be learned. Decisions are specific to their own distinctive circumstances. ... More >>

Ian Powell: Threat To The Right To Strike In DHBs?

Friday, 5 June 2020, 11:24 am | Ian Powell

The right of employees to strike is an internationally recognised employment right that has been a feature of New Zealand’s industrial relations system for over a century, albeit with different constraints and limitations at different times. Although ... More >>

Ian Powell: Let’s Not Over Glorify The Government’s Performance Fighting Covid-19

Saturday, 9 May 2020, 9:42 am | Ian Powell

In assessing the effectiveness of the Government’s response to the Covid-19 threat it is important to distinguish between responsiveness and preparedness. The better the former, the greater the likelihood of glossing over weaknesses in the latter. ... More >>

Vaccines And Antibiotics: Commodities Or Public Good?

Tuesday, 5 May 2020, 6:55 am | Ian Powell

The coronavirus crisis afflicting the planet raises the issue of vaccines as a commercial commodity made profitable through patents rather than a public good. As a family of genetically related viruses affecting respiratory systems, coronavirus is not ... More >>

Ian Powell: Eliminate Or Mitigate; Why Not Exterminate?

Tuesday, 14 April 2020, 8:14 am | Ian Powell

Should the approach towards Covid-19 be to eliminate (such as China and New Zealand) or mitigate (Sweden) this dangerous virus? This is the question that countries must consider. Professors Michael Baker and Nick Wilson (both public health specialists) ... More >>

The stakes are high in Resident Doctor and DHB dispute

Wednesday, 24 April 2019, 9:28 am | Ian Powell

The increasingly bitter and stressful dispute between resident (junior) doctors represented by their union the Resident Doctors’ Association (RDA) and the 20 district health boards (DHBs) is at a critical juncture. It is in the public interest for the Employment ... More >>

The Hospital And Community Dentistry Conference

Monday, 3 August 2009, 10:25 am | Ian Powell

Thank you for the opportunity to address you again. As always my comments are personal observations although in broad terms at least I believe they are consistent with the Association’s view on the matters discussed. My theme today is the need to ... More >>