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Resident Doctors Training Cancelled
The 50+ doctors who were scheduled to attend training need to concentrate on other activities at present as the Covid-19 situation in New Zealand develops.
Labour Day: A Reminder for the Healthcare Industry
The Labour Day struggle to enforce employee rights has had long lasting effects on employee and union rights in New Zealand. To this day, many workers are reminded of their limits in working over an eight-hour day as it can cause fatigue, stress and reduce productivity.
FluTracking Government Initiative: Help Track the Flu
FluTracking Government Initiative: The Ministry of Health is pleased to bring online FluTracking to Aotearoa New Zealand for the second year, tracking the flu so we can help you.
Handover is a crucial part of patient care to ensure continuity and to provide the best possible and safe care to patients. However, as times change and service demands increase, it is easy for this process to become rushed or to lose sight of who should be involved.
The case of Dr Bawa-Garba
On 28 January 2018 the English High Court released its decision to de-register Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba, a paediatric trainee, who had been convicted of manslaughter by gross negligence. The decision has shaken the UK medical profession. Although we operate under different legal parameters and clinical settings in New Zealand, this decision should nonetheless serve as a wake-up call to NZ resident doctors.