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Dr Timothy Hopgood: We will not compromise on safety – Northern Advocate, 18 January 2017

Junior doctors’ strike: ‘We’re absolutely broken’ – Newshub, 17 January 2017

‘I’m tired of striking, but we need a binding agreement’ – TVNZ, 17 January 2017

Junior doctors’ strike: ‘nauseous and shaky’ after working nearly 24-hours straight – Stuff, 17 January 2017

Hundreds wait for appointments as junior doctor strike begins – Stuff, 17 January 2017

Doctors withdraw strikes after earthquake – Newshub, 15 November 2016

‘This is a distressing time’ – doctors withdraw strikes after quake – TVNZ, 15 November 2016

Junior doctors to hold off strikes, in light of earthquakes – Stuff, 15 November 2016

Doctors cancel strike action after earthquake – Bay of Plenty Times, 15 November 2016

Doctors cancel strike in earthquake aftermath – Radio NZ, 15 November 2016

DHBs take doctor strike to court – Newshub, 10 November 2016

DHBs ask court to stop doctors’ strike – Otago Daily Times, 10 November 2016

DHBs go to court to stop junior doctors strike – Radio NZ, 10 November 2016

DHBs move to stop doctors’ strike with legal action – Stuff, 10 November 2016

Health boards ask courts to stop doctors’ strike – NZ Herald, 10 November 2016

Junior doctors silenced by threat of legal action from DHBs – Stuff, 9 November 2016

Waikato doctors signal further strike action – Stuff, 8 November 2016

Junior doctors prepare for another strike – Newshub, 8 November 2016

Second junior doctor strike confirmed – Radio NZ, 8 November 2016

Junior doctors to walk off wards again – TVNZ, 7 November 2016

Resident doctors to give notice of second strike  – Otago Daily Times, 7 November 2016

Junior doctors to strike again – Stuff, 7 November 2016

Audit: DHBs focusing on short term – Newshub, 3 November 2016

Junior doctors’ negotiations held up – Newshub, 27 October 2016

Junior doctors’ negotiations with DHBs slammed as ‘absolute farce’ by union – Stuff, 26 October 2016

Ballot goes out to junior doctors for second strike for safer hours – Stuff, 26 October 2016

Moana Maniapoto: We need doctors to be on top of their game – 23 October 2016

We Asked New Zealand Junior Doctors Why They’re on Strike – Vice, 19 October 2016

Hospitals slam junior doctors’ talk of second strike as they enter day two of stoppage – TVNZ, 19 October 2016

Striking doctors find time for their community – NZ Herald, 19 October 2016

Junior doctors strike – Radio NZ, 18 October 2016

After-hours clinics quiet as doctors’ strike under way – Stuff, 18 October 2016

Q&A: Why are junior doctors on strike? – Stuff, 18 October 2016

‘Line in the sand’ as junior doctors strike – Stuff, 18 October 2016

3000 junior doctors across the country go on strike – NZ Herald, 18 October 2016

Up to 3000 junior doctors begin strike action – TVNZ, 18 October 2016

DHBs braced for day 1 of junior doctors’ strike – Newshub, 18 October 2016

Jack Tame to John Key: ‘Would you want a junior doctor working on you after 12 days?’ – TVNZ, 17 October 2016

‘If we reach resolution it will be the last strike, if we don’t there will be more’ – TVNZ, 17 October 2016

Editorial: Decision to strike by dedicated doctors will not have been made lightly – Stuff, 5 October 2016

Specialists to help bolster hospitals during strike by resident doctors – NZ Herald, 5 October 2016

Key: Money shouldn’t be a factor in junior doctor strikes – TVNZ, 4 October 2016

‘Overworked’ Waikato doctors strike – how does it affect you? – Stuff, 4 October 2016

Doctors tell of falling asleep at wheel, making drug errors because of shifts – Radio NZ, 4 October 2016

Emergency-only services during junior doctor’s strike – Stuff, 4 October 2016

Junior doctors to strike for 48 hours – Otago Daily Times, 4 October 2016

Opinion: No-one should have to work 12 days in a row – Newstalk ZB, 4 October 2016

Junior doctors to strike over long hours – Radio NZ, 3 October 2016

Public hospital Doctors strike – but DHBs “mystified” – Checkpoint, 3 October 2016

DHBs call strike by junior doctors ‘really disappointing’ – TVNZ, 3 October 2016

Resident doctors call 48-hour strike after talks fail – NZ Herald, 3 October 2016

Resident doctors to strike at all district health boards – NZ Herald, 3 October 2016

Resident doctors to strike for 48 hours after failed mediation – Stuff, 3 October 2016

More than 3,000 young doctors to strike over safer working hours – TVNZ, 3 October 2016

Resident doctors call 48-hour strike after talks fail – New Zealand Herald, 3 October 2016

Resident doctors prepare to strike at hospitals in Marlborough, Nelson – Stuff, 3 October 2016

DHBs preparing for strikes – Otago Daily Times, 30 September 2016

Junior doctors to hold strike ballot – Otago Daily Times, 27 September 2016

Offer not ‘significant’: junior doctors – Otago Daily Times, 24 September 2016

‘Junior doctors can be required to make pretty high consequence decisions…you don’t want to be sleep deprived’ – TV One News, 23 September 2016

Exclusive video diaries of our fatigued young doctors – TV Ones News, 23 September 2016

Junior doctors polled on willingness to strike amid ‘tense’ contract negotiations – Stuff, 23 September 2016

Opinion: Wrong for doctors to work such long hours – Bay of Plenty Times, 19 September 2016

Gruelling rosters are compromising patient safety, say exhausted Bay hospital doctors – Bay of Plenty Times, 18 September 2016

Dispute heats up between Doctors and District Health Boards – Maori Television, 16 September 2016

DHBs and doctors union at each other’s throats over rosters – Timaru Herald, 15 September 2016

DHBs aggressive, junior doctors say – Otago Daily Times, 15 September 2016

DHBs accuse union of ‘scare’ bid – Otago Daily Times, 14 September 2016

Resident doctors band together for ‘Safer Hours’ – Scoop, 13 September 2016

Doctors say delays in working hour negotiations puts patients at risks – Maori Television, 13 September 2016

Safety questions as doctors work 12 shifts in row of 16 hours – Radio NZ, 13 September 2016

NZRDA disappointed that mediation ended “quickly and abruptly” – Scoop, 13 September 2016

Hospital doctors working hours  – Radio NZ, 12 September 2016

Mediation begins on ‘exhausting’ doctor hours – Newstalk ZB, 12 September 2016

Doctors lobby for improvements to ‘exhausting’ rosters – Stuff, 6 September 2016

Overworked and stressed doctors asking for end to 12-day rosters – Stuff, 1 September 2016

‘The public on the roads aren’t safe if they’re driving home ‘ – doctors facing severe fatigue from 16-hour days One News 1 September 2016

Nurses back Resident Doctors Association on safer staffing  Scoop 31 August 2016

Burnt-out doctors could get new ‘fatigue clause’ in contracts to opt out of work Stuff 31 August 2016

Resident doctors move into mediation talks with DHBs for reduced working hours  – Stuff 31 August 2016

Studying The Kiwis: Could Britain’s Junior Doctors Learn From New Zealand? – Huffington Post, 30 August 2016

Roster fixes taking too long, say tired doctors – Newshub 30 August 2016

Resident doctors to bargain for safer work rosters – Otago Daily Times 30 August 2016

Whanganui doctors expected to work 12 day stretches Newstalk ZB 29 August 2016

Roster change pushed for doctorsWanganui Chronicle 28 August 2016

Resident Doctors’ Association applauds TDHB for positive step towards safer staff hours – Taranaki Daily News 25 August 2016

Medical Students Support Patient Safe Rosters – NZMSA, 23 August 2016

Taranaki house surgeons’ hours drop from seven night shifts in a row to four, with new position filled – Taranaki Daily News 23 August 2016

Resident doctors in South Canterbury push for fewer hours – Timaru Herald 23 August 2016

When tiredness is dangerous – Radio New Zealand 18 August 2016

Doctors not ruling out strike action over long hours – Newshub 18 August 2016

Overworked doctors ‘falling asleep at the wheel – Radio New Zealand 17 August 2016

Overworked doctors making mistakes with patients – surve – Newshub 17 August 2016

 

Media Releases by the Resident Doctors’ Association

Waikato DHB offers $200 an hour to undermine strike  – 13 January 2017

Strike Notices Withdrawn in Wake of Recent Earthquake – 15 November 2016

DHBs Apply For Injunction To Delay Strike – 10 November 2016

Blatant Bullying By DHBs Unacceptable – Annette King

Unacceptable Of Hospital Bosses To Try To Muzzle Striking Doctors – ASMS – 9 November 2016

DHBS threaten misconduct investigations to gag doctors – 9 November 2016

DHBs Promulgate Incorrect Information – 8 November 2016

Resident Doctors Set To Strike Again – 7 November 2016

DHBs Try To Profit From The-Generosity Of Resident Doctors – 31 October 2016

DHBs Fail To Engage Genuinely In Bargaining – 26 October 2016

Safer Hours Campaign Launches Public Petition – 21 October 2016

Resident Doctors Use Strike To Help Communities – 18 October 2016

NZRDA members to provide cover during strike – 11 October 2016

NZRDA Issues Strike Notices to the 20 DHBs – 3 October 2016

NZRDA prepared to strike after disappointing DHB offer – 29 September 2016

Resident doctors band together for ‘Safer Hours’ – 13 September 2016

RDA disappointed mediation ended “quickly and abruptly” – 12 September 2016

Northland DHB leading the way in “safer rosters” – 6 September 2016

Hawkes Bay DHB – still a long way to go for safer rosters – 6 September 2016

Nelson Marlborough moving toward ‘safer rosters’ – 6 September 2016

Lakes DHB begins process of safer rostering, but stalls – 6 September 2016

Counties Manukau DHB asked to step up to ‘Safer Rostering’ – 29 August 2016

Auckland DHB Roster safety concerns – 29 August 2016

Waitemata DHB asked to speed up ‘Safer Rostering’ process – 29 August 2016

Capital and Coast and Hutt DHBs Safer Hours – 29 August 2016

Wairarapa DHB Safer Hours – 29 August 2016

Safer Hours Mediation between NZRDA and DHBs set down for 12 September  – 26 August 2016

MidCentral DHB yet to commit to safer rosters – 26 August 2016

Whanganui DHB moves toward improved hours for resident doctors – 26 August 2016

Taranaki DHB takes a step in the right direction – 24 August 2016

Southern DHB asked to step up to more ‘Safer Rostering’ – 24 August 2016

Does South Canterbury DHB Have ‘Safer Rosters’? – 22 August 2016

Doctors Denied Safer Hours – 17 August 2016