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3 May 2017 College

Technology changing patient interactions

The College has released a new resource to offer guidance on patient portal technology and young people.

31 Mar 2017 College

New On-call, Off-site and After-hours safety resource

Visitors to the College conference stand at the National Rural Health Conference will be some of the first to see the new On-call, Off-site and After-hours Safety resource.

21 Mar 2017 Rural and EquityCollege

School of Rural Health proposed to address chronic shortage of rural health profes

New School of Rural Health (SRH) being considered by NZ's two medical schools in association with the College and the NZ Rural GP Network

6 Mar 2017 College

New strategy to improve Māori health outcomes

On Saturday 4 March the College launched its refreshed Maori Strategy at an event in Auckland.

15 Feb 2017 College

Consultation on proposed recertification changes extended

The college has extended the period of submission of feedback on the Medical Council’s proposed changes to doctors’ recertification requirements

14 Feb 2017 Sector

Medsafe reclassifies selected oral contraceptives

Medsafe has accepted the Medicines Classification Committee (MCC) recommendation reclassifying selected oral contraceptives

8 Feb 2017

How to prevent Alzheimer’s disease

Professor Yoram Barak of the Otago University School of Medicine shares his knowledge of Alzheimer’s prevention.

19 Jan 2017

Children, Young Persons and Their Families Legislation Bill

Submissions are open on this omnibus bill that overs a wide range of legislative reforms to support the new child-centred operating model for the Ministry of Vulnerable Children | Oranga Tamariki.

17 Jan 2017

POLL: Direct to consumer advertising of prescription medications

Do you think pharmaceutical companies should be able to advertise their prescription-only medicines directly to consumers?

17 Jan 2017

New infectious diseases legislation comes into force

On 4 January 2017 new infectious disease legislation came into force which has implications for primary health care providers.

10 Jan 2017 College

Why become a practice owner?

The College’s new Practice Ownership Guide outlines the benefits of practice ownership including autonomy, stability and financial reward. It also provides opportunities to develop new skills and can improve your understanding of and connection to th

19 Dec 2016 College

College Christmas hours

The College will be closed from midday Friday 23 December 2016 until 8.30am Monday 9 January 2017. For urgent queries, please contact Kelvin Wong on 021 640 550. For media enquiries please contact Angela Paul on 027 240 7066.

18 Dec 2016 Member

TGA warning

Ministry of Health advice in response to the Therapeutic Goods Administration's breast implant risk report.

15 Dec 2016 Sector

Stock issue for ezetimibe with simvastatin 10mg 10mg

From PHARMAC: There has been a delay in a batch of ezetimibe with simvastatin (tab 10 mg with simvastatin 10 mg) into the country. As a result, there will be limited supply of this presentation of ezetimibe with simvastatin. levels of BRCA1 protein

13 Dec 2016 Member

Meet Dr Mark Peterson - the ‘nosey bugger’ on the Board

College Board member and recently appointed New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA) Fellow Mark Peterson puts his 30-year involvement in medical governance down to being a ‘bit of a nosey bugger’.

6 Dec 2016 College

2016 Workforce Survey Results

At its GP - Heart of the community campaign launch event on 30 November, the College released its 2016 Workforce Survey’s Work and Wellbeing report.

6 Dec 2016 College

Primary healthcare issues in the media

Last week the College’s work raising awareness of primary healthcare issues gained good ground in the public domain. We helped arrange an article in the New Zealand Herald and on Newstalk ZB regarding the shortage of GPs and how patient lists are be

5 Dec 2016 Member

Have car (and phone) – Will travel. Meet rural locum Penny Kagan.

A reliable cell phone and a good car place first and second on the list of ‘must-haves’ for rural locum Penny Kagan. And when you consider the size of her patch, it’s easy to see why.

30 Nov 2016 College

Supporting our GPs

On 30 November the College hosted an event, attended by the Minister of Health Dr Jonathan Coleman and primary health care representatives, to share the results of its 2016 Workforce Survey and acknowledge the work done by its 4,500 GPs.

29 Nov 2016 Member

Meet the College’s New Board Apprentice Daniel McIntosh

Q. What do you get when you cross a chartered accountant with a doctor? A. Daniel McIntosh, the newly-appointed apprentice on the College Board.

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