RECENT EVENTS: Auckland DHB to discuss DCCM roster, Prevocational Review Group of MCNZ, Ministry of Health representatives to discuss healthy eating, Member meetings recently taking place across New Zealand, RDA t-shirts.
This issue is about Food for thought – MOH healthy eating campaign, NZRDA Education Trust, HQSC clinical leadership workshop, Meet your delegates.
RECENT EVENTS: NREG, NZRDA Education Trust Meeting, Ministry of Health Symposium on Health Technology, National Executive Meeting, MECA Bargaining, Press Release) about the SDHB’s Change in Meal Provider.
This issue is about Delegate Training 2016, Meet your delegates, Conference leave entitlements for senior regs, Participants wanted for sports medicine study.
ANNOUNCEMENTS: Annual General Meeting, MECA Bargaining, Website.
This issue is about Meet your delegates, Reimbursement of training costs, Reimbursement of training costs, The right to strike in NZ.
This year’s influenza season, officially declared over in September, was roughly on par with that in 2012. Despite this winter being far from the pandemic we experienced in 2009 its impact was worse than both the 2013 and 2014 flu seasons. The Canterbury region was the worst hit reaching epidemic levels of people needing medical consultation especially during August. Influenza claimed the lives of 5 New Zealanders this year.
Pipeline is it is about you, your future and the future of the medical workforce in NZ. How do we get the types of doctors we need in the places we need them most?
THE FLU VACCINATION AND MANDATORY MASK WEARING This winter flu rates reached epidemic levels across New Zealand and during this period the DHBs approached all of you to get vaccinated. Most of you will now be aware that Waikato DHB chose to enforce mandatory mask wearing amongst its non-vaccinated staff. A handful of employees were […]
Developments in the Employment Relations Amendment Act and effects on new employees and collective bargaining.
THE BULLYING CULTURE OF RESIDENT DOCTORS Recently, an article called “Let’s stop the bullying of trainee doctors – for patients’ sake” summarised an Australian’s ABC television expose “At Their Mercy: The bullying and bastardisation of young doctors in our hospitals” which aired in Australia on the 25th of May. The controversial comments made earlier this […]
The Public Release of (Your) Medical Performance Data… Should the medical profession be more open about a doctor’s track record? An issue which has received recent media attention is whether a doctor’s record should be made available to the New Zealand public in order to achieve greater transparency. The MCNZ is currently encouraging those with […]
Influenza Immunisation Survey Results In Issue 22 of the RDA NEWS we included a piece called ‘Tis the Flu season’ which discussed the seriousness of influenza and the importance of immunisation amongst doctors and other healthcare workers. Winter is fast approaching and shortly the DHBs will be seeking to get staff immunised! A survey was […]