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NZMA Board Recommend Liquidation Of Association

Friday, 6 May 2022, 12:37 pm | New Zealand Medical Association

The NZMA Board met last night and unanimously agreed to recommend that members vote to liquidate the Association at the upcoming Annual General Meeting, said Board Chair Dr Alistair Humphrey. “The financial position of the Association is unsustainable. ... More >>

Local Doctors Have More Say In Localities

Thursday, 21 April 2022, 4:37 pm | New Zealand Medical Association

“Establishing localities will begin to bridge the gaps between community, primary and secondary care and help ensure our health system better reflects community needs,” New Zealand Medical Association Chair Dr Alistair Humphrey said today. The New Zealand ... More >>

World Health Day: Doctors For A Healthier Planet

Thursday, 7 April 2022, 3:06 pm | New Zealand Medical Association

“Health is the largest emitter of carbon emissions in the public sector, and the health reforms will be the biggest test thus far of the Government’s pledge to decarbonise the public sector,” New Zealand Medical Association Chair, Dr Alistair ... More >>

NZMA Welcomes Interim Māori Health Authority Funding

Tuesday, 15 March 2022, 10:28 am | New Zealand Medical Association

The New Zealand Medical Association firmly supports the Interim Māori Health Authority with full commissioning capabilities, and the new funding announced today is another step towards a health system that delivers health equity for Māori, NZMA Deputy ... More >>

Incoming Double-whammy: Time To Declare A Health Workforce Emergency

Monday, 24 January 2022, 9:30 pm | New Zealand Medical Association

“Health workers have a greater level of exposure risk to Omicron – and with the current requirements to stand down and isolate – it creates a double whammy for an overloaded health system trying to operate when even more understaffed than ... More >>

Doctors: It’s Better To Be Busy With Boosters

Tuesday, 21 December 2021, 12:43 pm | New Zealand Medical Association

Doctors would rather be busy delivering boosters than busy dealing with Covid this summer, says Chair of the New Zealand Medical Association’s General Practitioner Council, Dr Vanessa Weenink. “Health care provided in the community makes the largest ... More >>

Hospital Investment Need To Be Matched With Primary Care Investment

Thursday, 16 December 2021, 5:23 pm | New Zealand Medical Association

If the Government wants to minimise Covid-19 disruption to planned and routine care, funding announced today to upgrade hospitals should be matched with a funding boost to primary care, says Chair of the New Zealand Medical Association’s General Practitioner ... More >>

NZ Medical Association Thrilled About Bold Smokefree 2025 Action Plan

Thursday, 9 December 2021, 10:23 am | New Zealand Medical Association

The NZ Medical Association is thrilled that young people who are 14 years old when the law comes into effect won’t join the more than eighty percent of smokers who wish they never started , NZMA Chair Dr Alistair Humphrey said this morning. “The ... More >>

Doctors must be vaccinated for patient safety - NZMA

Thursday, 9 September 2021, 4:09 pm | New Zealand Medical Association

  No doctor should be involved in patient care unless they are vaccinated against COVID-19. That’s the call from the New Zealand Medical Association, which says vaccinating health care workers is essential in protecting patients from Covid infection. ... More >>

Testing milestone a tribute to health workforce

Wednesday, 1 September 2021, 4:09 pm | New Zealand Medical Association

New Zealanders everywhere should give thanks today to the dedicated team helping keep the country safe by carrying out COVID-19 testing. Today the three millionth COVID PCR test was carried out – and NZ Medical Association Chair Dr Alistair Humphrey ... More >>

NZMA Welcomes Government Putting Health Before Profit

Friday, 9 July 2021, 1:19 pm | New Zealand Medical Association

  The decision to mandate the addition of folic acid to bread shows important health decisions are often best made by Government leadership, not left to the private sector. The NZMA has long advocated for the addition of folic acid to reduce birth ... More >>

New Zealand Medical Association Welcomes Long Awaited Health System Reforms

Wednesday, 21 April 2021, 12:27 pm | New Zealand Medical Association

The New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA) has welcomed the health sector reforms announced today by Minister of Health Andrew Little, and the bold systemic and legislative changes they involve. NZMA Chair Dr Kate Baddock said “the announcements are what ... More >>

NZMA Supports Call For National Rare Disorder Framework

Tuesday, 2 March 2021, 2:52 pm | New Zealand Medical Association

NZMA adds its voice to Rare Disorders NZ’s (RDNZ) call for the development of a National Rare Disorder Framework in New Zealand, supporting the over 300,000 New Zealanders living with a rare disorder. In a letter presented to the Minister of ... More >>

Vaccination Of Health Workers On Standby Lists

Monday, 1 March 2021, 11:01 am | New Zealand Medical Association

Because of the very short period for administration of the Pfizer / BioNTech vaccine once it has been defrosted, District Health Boards are operating standby lists for frontline health workers who can be called in to receive the vaccines before they ... More >>

NZMA Applauds Professor Emeritus Sir Mason Harold Durie Becoming A Member Of The Order Of New Zealand

Thursday, 31 December 2020, 7:03 pm | New Zealand Medical Association

The New Zealand Medical Association applauds the announcement of Professor Emeritus Sir Mason Harold Durie as a member of the Order of New Zealand in the New Year’s Honours List. For the past four decades and more Sir Mason Durie has ‘walked the ... More >>

NZMA Supports Call For Government To Set The Standards For How The Alcohol Industry Is Allowed To Market Its Products

Wednesday, 16 December 2020, 12:21 pm | New Zealand Medical Association

The New Zealand Medical Association adds its voice to Alcohol Healthwatch , Hāpai te Hauora , the Cancer Society and Health Coalition Aotearoa in calling for reducing alcohol exposure to children and young people especially tamariki Māori and Pasifika ... More >>

Open Letter To The Prime Minister And Minister Shaw On Climate Emergency Declaration

Thursday, 3 December 2020, 12:42 pm | New Zealand Medical Association

To: The Prime Minister, the Right Honourable Jacinda Ardern and Climate Change Minister the Honourable James Shaw 3 December 2020 Dear Prime Minister and Minister Shaw, The New Zealand Medical Association welcomes yesterday’s (2 December 2020), announcement ... More >>

Flu Vaccine Investigative Report Supports NZMA

Friday, 18 September 2020, 2:06 pm | New Zealand Medical Association

As early as March 2020, the New Zealand Medical Association was raising a shortage of supply of the flu vaccine. In April, presenting to the Epidemic Response Committee, Dr Baddock, Chair of the NZMA said: “The flu vaccine supply issue was a complete ... More >>

Where are the health policies?

Friday, 4 September 2020, 9:51 am | New Zealand Medical Association

Where are the health policies from the political Parties hoping to form the new Government? The health of all New Zealanders is more than just Covid-19 which has dominated our health agenda the past months. Dr Kate Baddock,Chair of the New Zealand ... More >>

New Zealand Medical Association Supports Pay Parity For Nurses

Friday, 22 May 2020, 6:47 am | New Zealand Medical Association

A sustainable nursing workforce is critical to general practice and NZMA supports the New Zealand Nurses Organisation’s call for pay parity with DHB employed nurses. "There is no justification for nurses working in the community to be paid up ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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