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The Department of General Practice and Rural Health: Enhancing healthcare today, for tomorrow

Ko te oranga o āpōpō kei ngā ringa whakahaumanu o nāianei

  • Working to improve health outcomes for all through research, teaching and service in general practice & rural health.
  • Recognising Te Tiriti o Waitangi and providing an environment that nurtures our people, values, and goals.
  • Committed to person-centredness in health care and education, generalism, rurality, interprofessionalism and integration across the health system.

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Number of poisoning-related deaths in New Zealand remain high

Tuesday, 12 March 2019

While there has been a decline in carbon monoxide deaths in New Zealand, the number of deaths relating to poisoning remain high with new research revealing a surprising number of deaths involving two prescription medicines, zopiclone and clozapine.