Cuddly, lovable, non-judgemental and, mostly, unflappable. That’s what assistance dogs have to offer but first, Keira Stephenson finds, you have to get officialdom on board
After 42 years serving the north Auckland community of Milford, GP John Russell is giving himself six months to see if retirement agrees with him before deciding whether he’ll return to the pro-fession as a locum
Hawera GP Keith Blayney is done with “earning below the minimum wage” and “providing charity”, so he’s cutting financial ties to Taranaki DHB, changing his business model and charging what he is worth
Last year’s delivery of reflective car magnets to PRIME practitioners has made a huge difference to the visibility of GPs and nurses racing off to attend emergencies in rural communities.
Graeme Cairns, otherwise known as Laird McGillicuddy of Hamilton, has been haymaking on his five-hectare property when New Zealand Doctor calls
After 57 years in the centre of Blenheim, Francis Street Medical has made the move 2.6km out of town, to a new home in the Omaka Landing subdivision in Burleigh