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State of Health Care In NZ

NZAGS President, Mr Rowan French in the media rescently. This was in response to a letter that NZAGS drafted and sent to The Minister of Health, the Honorable Mr. Andrew Little, and copied to Fepulea’I Margie Apa, Interim CEO Health New Zealand, and Riana Manuel Interim CEO Maori Health Authority

Silent Killer

Bowel Cancer NZ Medical Advisor Professor Frank Frizelle said bowel cancer is rising in younger patients at a concerning rate. Prof Frizelle said colon cancer has risen by 14 percent and rectal cancer by 18 percent in men under 50 alone in the past decade. “In the next decade, it’s

Mesh Hernia Repair

Position Statement by Steven Kelly, General Surgeon, Christchurch on behalf of the Executive, New Zealand Association of General Surgeons (NZAGS) There has been much controversy in the media recently regarding transvaginal mesh prolapse repair and its potential associated risks of infection, erosion and chronic pain. 1 Unfortunately, the media have

National Endoscopy Quality Programme

Endoscopy standards and Guidelines for credentialing in endoscopy can be found here 

RACS Support Program for Fellows

A new RACS Support Program for Fellows, Trainees and IMGS has been launched through Converge International. RACS recognises Trainees, Fellows and International Medical Graduates may face stressful situations on a daily basis. Coping with the demands of a busy profession, maintaining skills and knowledge and balancing family and personal commitments

Statement Regarding NZ Bowel Cancer Screening Programme

Statement regarding the New Zealand Bowel Screening Programme New Zealand has one of the highest rates of colorectal (bowel) cancer in the world, with approximately 3200 new cases a year and over 1200 deaths from the disease. The NZ Bowel Screening Programme (NZBSP) has undertaken a pilot study in Waitemata