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How did @HeadNeckNZ, also known as HNCSSN begin? Seems like a simple question to answer but it’s not. What occurred was a step by step process, a meeting of minds, a cluster of events.

Here are some key dates

2015 September. ACH…

We spoke to clinical director of Oral Health on 3 August at our Auckland meeting. He referred to dentistry as the "forgotten son of medicine " and offered no hope of funded dental surveillance for head and neckers. It looks as if our advocacy has…

This soup is about $5 in supermarket, although sometimes cheaper. You can make it stretch to 2 or 3 meals for one person and soften toast or bread in it for those on a soft diet. It doesn't sting. There might be slices of mushroom which need to…

Auckland/Northland Review of the Model of Care for Head and Neck Services

Diana is representing us in this review. I might be wrong but I think this is the first time a patient has been present in…

These can be very tender. (See link below image.)  If you need more liquid you can add packet gravy or sour cream. Buzzfeed provides intriguing recipes because they are videoed and make pretty complex preparation look easy. Looks doable and…

Our website is powered by Ning and was chosen for its many features such as groups and a discussion forum. Ning runs a little differently to platforms like Facebook, however, so here are some…

The Head and Neck Cancer Support Network was established in February 2016. It took the place of an Auckland District Health Board support group which had met at the Cancer Society's Domain Lodge for over 20 years. With…

These started as minutes of support group meetings.

Gradually they morphed into newsletters and eventually we came up with our present identity.…