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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 >>

The New Zealand Medical Association On The Government’s Health Investment Announcement

Tuesday, 12 May 2020, 4:24 pm | New Zealand Medical Association

The NZMA welcomes today’s budget announcement of an investment in DHBs and hospital services. “This additional funding to increase capacity for elective surgery and other hospital services is great news for our members and for patients who have had ... More >>

NZMA Joins Call For The Release Of The Simpson Report Into The Health And Disability System

Thursday, 30 April 2020, 4:23 pm | New Zealand Medical Association

The New Zealand Medical Association supports the call for the release of the Health and Disability System Review. The Minister of Health must formally receive the report, and release it, so that New Zealanders and those working in the health sector can ... More >>

GP Shortage In Northland Symptom Of Growing Crisis In General Practice

Thursday, 13 February 2020, 2:17 pm | New Zealand Medical Association

The New Zealand Medical Association calls on the Government to deliver what it promised in the last election. “The shortage of GPs in Northland is unacceptable and to have to resort to a petition when promises were made three years ago highlights the ... More >>

Dr Scott Metcalfe awarded NZMA Fellowship

Wednesday, 4 December 2019, 1:47 pm | New Zealand Medical Association

On Tuesday evening 3 December 2019 at an event held at NZMA House in Wellington, Dr Scott Metcalfe was awarded a New Zealand Medical Association Fellowship, by NZMA President Dr Sue Hayde.  More >>

Karen Brown Receives NZMA’s Chair Award

Wednesday, 4 December 2019, 8:56 am | New Zealand Medical Association

The New Zealand Medical Association’ s highest accolade the Chair's award was presented to Karen Brown at an NZMA event on Tuesday 3 December in Wellington. More >>

NZMJ retracts article from Vol 132 No 1502 ISSN 1175-871

Monday, 7 October 2019, 9:46 am | New Zealand Medical Association

The New Zealand Medical Journal has retracted an article published in NZMJ’s Vol 132 No 1502, 20 September 2019 issue entitled: Are over-the-counter fish oil supplements safe, effective and accurate with labelling? Analysis of 10 New Zealand fish oil ... More >>

NZMA declares climate change a health emergency

Wednesday, 25 September 2019, 11:23 am | New Zealand Medical Association

The New Zealand Medical Association declares climate change a serious and leading threat to health and health equity, both in New Zealand and worldwide. More >>

NZMA Applauds Appointment of Commission

Friday, 13 September 2019, 8:39 am | New Zealand Medical Association

The New Zealand Medical Association welcomes the announcement of an Initial Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission. We look forward to working with the newly appointed Chair Hayden Wano and the Commission. “It is vital that the steps to mental health ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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