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Cultural Competence, Partnership and Health Equity – Consultation
We are reviewing our existing statements on Cultural Competence and Best practices when providing care to Māori patients and their whānau in partnership with Te Ohu Rata O Aotearoa (Te ORA).
Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal decisions
The Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal (The Tribunal) has asked us to publish a summary of its recent decisions. You can access the full decision on their website at the links provided.
A message for the Muslim community and Christchurch
The Medical Council of New Zealand stands together with the people of Christchurch following Friday's tragic events. Our aroha and manaakitanga go out to everyone, especially the Muslim and Christchurch communities.
Dr Curtis Walker elected Medical Council Chairperson
Dr Curtis Walker (Te Whakatōhea, Ngāti Porou) was today elected chairperson of the Medical Council of New Zealand.He succeeds Mr Andrew Connolly who has been the Council's chair since February 2014. Announcing the appointment, the Council's chief executive, Joan Simeon said Dr Walker would bring “a tremendous depth of knowledge and experience” to the role, which would be invaluable to the Council in its role of protecting public health and safety.