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Bagshaw P, Bagshaw S, Barnett P, Nicholls G, Gowland S, Shaw C.  The answer is more investment in health and welfare—not more rationing of healthcare! NZ Med J. 2022;135(1552):145-7.

Bagshaw P, Briggs L, Bagshaw S, Levy V, Shaw C, Williamson A, Tuck A, Brown A.  Update on Canterbury Charity Hospital Trust Activities 2013 to end of 2020; adapting to changing unmet secondary elective healthcare need.  NZ Med J. 2022;135(1552):37-48.

Bagshaw P, Barbezat G, Cox B, Goodman P, McKay D, Pfeifer M, Vining M.  Ministry stops measuring the effect of screening on access to diagnostic colonoscopy.  NZ Med J 2021;134(1543);145-6.

Bagshaw P, Cox B.  Adequacy of publicly funded colonoscopy services in New Zealand.  NZ Med J. 2020;133(1526):7-11.

Nicholls MG, Frampton CM, Bagshaw PF. Resurrecting New Zealand’s Public Health Care System or A Charity Hospital in Every Town? Intern Med J.  2020;50(7):883-6.

Bagshaw P, Bagshaw S.  Towards a Better World after Covid-19.  NZ Med J.  2020;133(1516):100-1.

Bagshaw PF, Cox B, Frizelle FA, Church JM.  Guidelines for completion colonoscopy after polyps are found at flexible sigmoidoscopy for investigation of haemorrhoidal-type rectal bleeding. Letter. Gut 2 June 2020;0:1  doi:10.1136/gutjnl-2020-321655.

Barnett P, Bagshaw P. Neoliberalism: what it is; how it affects health; and what to do about it.  NZ Med J. 2020;133(1512):76-84.

Cox B, Sneyd MJ, Hingston G, McBride D, Bagshaw PF.  Enhancing bowel screening: preventing colorectal cancer by flexible sigmoidoscopy in New Zealand.  Public Health 2020;179:27-37.

Cox B, Bagshaw P, Talbot A, Sneyd MJ.  Code of Rights and bowel screening.  NZ Med J. 2019;132(1497);78-9.

Lamba M, Ding S.  Can colonoscopy at peripheral day hospitals meet internationally accepted quality and safety standards?  NZ Med J. 2018;131(1484):26-9.

Bagshaw P.  A new report on the effects of a policy used to restrict access to elective inguinal hernia surgery.  NZ Med J. 2018;131(1480):94-5.

Bagshaw P, Hudson B.  Unmet health-care need.  J Prim Health Care 2018;10(2):179-80.

Cooper L, Briggs L, Bagshaw S.  (2018): Postdisaster Counselling: Personal, Professional, and Ethical Issues, Australian Social Work, DOI:10.1080/0312407X.2018.1492622.

Bagshaw P, Barnett P.  Physician advocacy in Western medicine: a twenty-first century challenge.  NZ Med J. 2017;130:83-9.

Bagshaw P, Bagshaw S, Frampton C, Gauld R, Green T, Harris C, Hornblow A, Hudson B, Raymont A, Richardson A, Shaw C, Toop L.  Pilot study of methods for assessing unmet secondary health care need in New Zealand.  NZ Med J. 2017;130:23-38.

Bagshaw P.  The clinical consequences of underfunding elective healthcare: A second red flag warning.  NZ Med J. 2016;129(1440):135-6.

Keene L, Bagshaw P, Nicholls GM, Rosenburg B, Frampton CM, Powell I.  Funding New Zealand’s public healthcare system: time for an honest appraisal and a public debate.  NZ Med J. 2016;129:10-20.

Paterson R. Care, compassion and charity: Do they have a place in modern medicine? NZ Med J. 2015;128(1427);47-54.

Bagshaw P, Weller S, Shaw C, Frampton C. Open Inguinal Repair Using Polypropylene Mesh: A Patient Reported Survey of Long-Term Outcomes. J Curr Surg. 2015;5(2-3):165-170. doi:

Bagshaw PF. What should be the management policy for asymptomatic inguinal hernias? NZ Med J. 2015;128:83-8

Gauld R, Raymont A, Bagshaw PF, Nicholls MG, Frampton CM. The importance of measuring unmet healthcare needs. NZ Med J. 2014;127:63-7.

Pfeifer M. The Canterbury Charity Hospital: Facing the challenge of unmet need in healthcare NZ Med J. 2013

Bagshaw PF, Maimbo-M’siska M, Shaw CG, Allardyce RA, Bagshaw SN, McNabb AL, Johnson SS, Frampton CM, Stokes BW. The Canterbury Charity Hospital: an update (2010–2012) and effects of the earthquakes. NZ Med J. 2013;126:31-42.

Duncan E, Dorahy MJ, Hanna D, Bagshaw S, Blampied N. Psychological responses after a major, fatal earthquake: the effect of peritraumatic dissociation and posttraumatic stress symptoms on anxiety and depression. J Trauma Dissociation. 2013;14:501-518.

Briggs L, Roark MH. Personal reflections: what happens when disaster hits. Aotearoa NZ Social Work. 2013:25:98-104.

Bagshaw PF, Allardyce RA, Bagshaw SN, Stokes BW, Shaw CG, Proffit LJ, Nicholls MG, Begg EJ, Frampton CM. Patients “falling through the cracks”. The Canterbury Charity Hospital: initial progress report. NZ. Med J. 2010;123:58-66.


Health cut feared. Oliver Lewis. The Press. 30 October 2018.

National Patient Flow Programme not providing accurate patient data. Lucy Bennett.  NZ Herald. 16 October 2018.

When a ‘funny tummy’ is cancer: Never Too Young campaigner’s life-saving advice. Cate Broughton. Stuff 19 May 2018.

Advertorial: The 2018 New Zealander of the Year Awards. Sunday Star Times. 25 February 2018.

‘Get off your cuffs’ winning charity hospital founder tells doctors. Fiona Taylor. NZ Doctor. 23 February 2018.

Awards for charity hospital and rest-home carer. The Press. 23 February 2018.

Charity Hospital up for NZer award. Monique Steele. Christchurch Mail. 15 February 2018.

Canty to get bowel screening. Cate Broughton. The Press. 13 January 2018.

Healthcare critic deserves awards. In Depth Perspective (Editorial). The Press. 30 December 2017.

Kiwi of the year: Doctor on shortlist. Charlie Gates. The Press. 29 December 2017.

Charity hospital marks 10 years. Cate Broughton. The Press. 31 August 2017.

‘Eternally grateful’ for charity hospital. Christchurch Mail. 31 August 2017.

Insufficient funds. Bruce Munro. ODT and Online. 24 August 2017.

Brian Cox: Serious flaws in bowel screening programme. The Dominion Post and Stuff. 19 August 2017.

Study shows ‘damning’ level of unmet health care need. Amy Wiggins. NZ Herald online. 24 March 2017.

Thousands left off surgery waiting lists suffering indefinitely – study. Maddison Northcott. The Press (Stuff Online 24 March 2017).–study

GPs too busy to assess unmet need, but true picture needs painting. Fiona Thomas. NZ Doctor. 24 March 2017.,-but-true-picture-needs-painting.aspx

Physician Advocacy in Western Medicine: A 21st Century Challenge. The Specialist. December 2016;(109);16-7

Time to embrace private healthcare. Mike Yardley. The Press. 9 August 2016.

Ill and Overlooked: A First Glimpse at the Research on Unmet Health Need. The Specialist. June 2016;107:25

Surgery ‘A matter of time’. Ashleigh Stewart and Cate Broughton. The Press. 30 July 2016.

Surgery data ‘smoke and mirrors’. Ashleigh Stewart and Stacy Kirk. The Press. 27 July 2016.

Pilot of Methods to research unmet secondary healthcare needs, Phil Bagshaw, Sue Bagshaw, Chris Frampton, Robin Gauld, Terri Green, Andrew Hornblow, Antony Raymont, Ann Richardson, Carl Shaw, Les Toop. CMRF Research News. June 2016.

The long surgery wait. Ashleigh Stewart. The Press. 16 April 2016.

Cantabs ‘waiting longest for care’. Ashleigh Stewart. The Press. 11 April 2016

Beyond the list lies ‘unmet need’. Eileen Goodwin. Otago Daily Times. 13 March 2016.

Bagshaw derides minister’s new data on unmet surgical need, NZMA wants analysis.  Keira Stephenson.  NZ Doctor. 7 March 2016.

‘Phantom’ pain: 5300 patients denied surgery. Stacy Kirk. The Press. 7 March 2016.

Reality of unmet medical need undeniable. Mike Yardley. The Press.16 February 2016.

Rising health needs are likely to outstrip increases in the health budget. Editorial. The Dominion Post. 9 January 2016.

Time to rethink surgery waiting lists. Editorial. The Press. 9 January 2016.

Medics ‘failing to lobby for patients’.  Surgeon argues for greater advocacy. Cate Broughton. The Press. 21 November 2015.

Keira Stephenson.  Research into unmet health needs intends to shed light on ‘cover-up’ of the true figures. NZ Doctor. 20 November 2015.

Bagshaw, P. The Canterbury Charity Hospital Trust and Unmet Healthcare Need. The Specialist. August 2015

Topham-Kindley L. Demand for free hospital care prompts building expansion. NZ Doctor. 13 May 2015.

Charity hospital grows with demand. Ashleigh Stewart. The Press. 12 May 2015.

Fatal flaw in hernia treatment – study. Ashleigh Stewart. The Press. 28 May 2015.

Time to rethink surgery waiting lists. The Press. January 2015 Editorial.

Call to measure cracks in treatment. Michael Wright. The Press. 17 October 2014.

Bagshaw P.  Response to Article: “From the Chair. Prioritisation: Evil, Necessary or Evil Necessity? Issue No SO. March 2014. Cutting Edge 2014;51:6.

Call to measure unmet health need. Olivia Carville. The Press. 23 November 2013.

Patients in agony ‘dumped off lists’. Olivia Carville. The Press. 30 October 2013.

Fewer women opt for tubal ligation. Nicole Mathewson. The Press. 6 May 2013.

Bagshaw P. Time to get serious about unmet need. NZ Doctor. 27 February 2013.

Topham-Kindley L. Charity Hospital meets unmet need. NZ Doctor. 14 March 2012.

Christchurch Charity Hospital. Kim Newth. Latitude. June 2011.

Rise in procedures at Canty Charity Hospital. Rebecca Todd. The Press. 29 December 2010.

White M, Malloch A. New Zealander of the Year. North & South magazine. 2008;Jan:32-7.

Charity hospital opens mobile surgery doors. NZ Doctor. 20 April 2005.

Charity hospital gets its knives out. Kamala Hayman. The Press. 19 April 2005.

Charity hospital to open doors. Kamala Hayman. The Press. 2.April 2005.

Charity heals. Kamala Hayman. The Press. 2 April 2005.

Charity Hospital gets national Community of Year Award. Radio Live News Report. 12 noon 23 February 2018.

Philip Bagshaw: Why doctors need to speak out.  Wallace Chapman.  Sunday Morning. Radio NZ 8:38am. 3 December 2017.

Charity hospital’s success ‘an indictment’ of public hospital underfunding, say surgeons. Lisa Davies. TV1 News 31 August 2017.

Christchurch Charity Hospital treating thousands in healthcare crunch. Emma Cropper. 3News 31 August 2017.

Canterbury Charity Hospital celebrates 10 years. Ali Mau. Radio Live 31 August 2017.

Phil Bagshaw: “We have to help people who are turned away from the public health system.” Chris Lynch. Newstalk ZB 31 August 2017.

Small charity helping patients as DHBs struggle. Karen Brown. Morning Report 7:55am 31 August 2017.

Getting a hospital appointment. The Panel with Jim Mora. Radio NZ 4:45pm 1 July 2017.

Silent Killer. Miriama Kamo. Sunday TV1 7:30pm 23rd July 2017.

9% missing out on hospital treatment: study. Kathryn Ryan. Nine-to-Noon Radio NZ 9:05am 24 March 2017.

Survey suggests nine per cent of Kiwi’s aren’t getting the hospital treatment they need. Lorelei Mason. TV1 News 24 March 2017.

Interviews on Unmet Need Pilot Study with Mike Hosking at 07:05am and with Larry on Christchurch 3ZB 24 March 2017.

Surgeon warns thousand are missing out on specialist care. Catherine Hutton. Morning Report 6:14am 25 July 2016.

Doctors seek clear, consistent info on elective care needed. Karen Brown. Morning Report 8:22am 2 May 2016.

Interview on unmet need for elective surgery. Tania Green. CTV News 5:30pm 11 April 2016.

Are patients seeking hip/knee replacement surgery waiting longer? Lynn Freeman. Nine-to-Noon 13 November 2015.

Patients needing non urgent surgery are missing out. Karen Brown. Checkpoint Radio NZ 6:19pm 13 August 2015.

Doctors say surgery waiting times hide the truth. Ruth Hill. Checkpoint Radio NZ 5:47pm 13 August 2015.

‘Govt health spending fails to keep up with increasing cost’ – Doctors union claims. Lorelei Mason. TV1 News 7:32pm 13 August 2015.

New Zealand healthcare needs not being met. Todd Niall. Morning Report Radio NZ 8:22am 13 August 2015.

Doctors dub govt elective surgery funding boost a dead duck. Alex Ashton. Morning Report Radio NZ 6:10am 7 May 2015.

Demand for Elective Surgery. Karen Brown. Insight Radio 5 April 2015.

Patients missing out in wait for surgery – report. Morning Report Radio NZ 7:20am 7 November 2014.

Unmet Need. Jim Mora. Afternoons. Radio NZ 4:07pm 28 January 2014.

How big is unmet need? Kathryn Ryan. Nine-to-Noon 22 January 2014.

Thousands missing out on surgery – charity hospital. Lorelei Mason. TV1 News 21 November 2013.

Christchurch Charity Hospital. Kathryn Ryan. Nine-to-Noon Radio NZ 20 November 2012.

Briggs L, Bagshaw S, Cooper, L. (2016) “The Christchurch earthquakes: responding to the mental health needs of a community under stress”. In Sergio J. Villase-Bayardo, Renato D. Alarcon, Hans Roholf & Patricia Aceves (Eds) “Global Challenges and Cultural Psychiatry” World Association of Cultural Psychiatry and University of Guadalajara.

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