Category Archives: Public healthcare

Clarifying health professionals’ educational needs

Rachael Heslop It’s been the best part of a year since we launched Clarify to help health professionals better understand the law relating to their professional practices.  In that time we’ve learned much about where the biggest areas of need

Navigating the New Zealand health sector

  A version of this article, by Jonathan Coates, was first published on healthcentral.nz on 13 June 2018. Have you ever tried to explain to a new graduate, or someone who has immigrated to New Zealand, what all the different

It’s a wrap!

  With Christmas 4 sleeps away, end of year work deadlines are looming; not to mention final shopping to be done, social functions to attend and turkeys to cook.  But stop for a minute, take a deep breath, hold it

There’s something in the water….

Catherine Deans and Peter Le Cren …and the Government wants more. Fluoride, that is. Earlier this year a Government commissioned report found strongly in favour of increased water fluoridation. The report concluded that fluoridation is a safe, effective and (relatively)

Why is this investigation taking so long?

Jonathan Coates It’s a question we are asked almost daily. Why is the Health and Disability Commissioner taking so long to investigate?  Why does it take so much time before an inquest can be held?  Why is the Professional Conduct