Concern about unemployed young Kiwi doctors is prompting the government to consider dropping GPs and junior doctors off the essential skills migrant list.
Six months since graduating nearly 230 new nurses are still job hunting and have signed up for a second chance to win a place in a new graduate programme.
New "NitBuster" teams will help alleviate pressure on hard-pressed public health nurses in schools allowing them to concentrate on more serious health issues, says Julie Chapman of KidsCan.
The Nursing Council has rejected its proposal that nurses trained in India and the Philippines sit an exam and face tougher English language requirements to nurse in New Zealand.
Rolling out the physician assistant role based on the “sweeping conclusions” of a flawed evaluation of a flawed trial was not wise or safe, says a damning critique by nurses’ organisation NZNO.