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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 >>

“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 >>



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