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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 Sector

Parties team up for youth health

The health and wellbeing of young people is at the heart of a collaboration between the College, the Ministry of Health and the Society of Youth Health Professionals Aotearoa New Zealand (SYHPANZ).

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.

22 Nov 2016 Member

Cricket, flu bugs and fast cars - meet Auckland GP John Cameron

Dr John Cameron has many loves, some of them quite contradictory. By his own admission this cheerful 61-year-old is a cricket tragic having watched, and treated, the New Zealand Black Caps for many years in destinations like Bangladesh and Zimbabwe.

17 Nov 2016 Practice

What practices need to know about NZULM

FAQs on the New Zealand Universal List of Medicines (NZULM)

4 Nov 2016 Sector

Cyber security risk - November 2016

The Ministry of Health was informed by the NZ Nursing Organisation (NZNO) that a successful phishing attack led to the release of a substantial dataset containing nurses names, email addresses and their NZNO member status.

4 Nov 2016 Sector

Raising awareness of funding issues

The College is constantly working hard to raise awareness of the shortage of GPs and the challenges surrounding health equity. This week we were pleased to be able to get these issues front and centre in the media.

2 Nov 2016 CollegePractice

Practice Ownership Guide Unveiled

“There is great satisfaction in being able to have a say in your workplace,” Board member Mark Peterson told an audience of sector representatives at today’s launch of the College’s Practice Ownership Guide.

1 Nov 2016 Member

Tall tales in Taranaki

Like most GPs with a few decades of practice behind them, Steve Finnigan has many a tale to tell.

25 Oct 2016 Member

Glowing Te Anau CME

Southland GPs gathered in Te Anau for a Faculty CME weekend

19 Oct 2016 Clinical

Wonder drug for COPD patients

Professor Lutz Beckert, a respiratory physician, challenges us to consider exercise as the only ‘drug’ that improves quality of life for 63%-83% of COPD patients.

18 Oct 2016 Member

Meet Anna-Marie O'Mahony - An Irish GP who doesn't see herself anywhere else

Dr Anna-Marie is a GP in her second year as a trainee, she came here all the way from Ireland in 2012 and as the title suggests, doesn’t see herself leaving New Zealand anytime soon. In the last couple of years Anna-Marie has been on placements all

11 Oct 2016 Sector

What practices need to know about NZULM

NZULM is the list of medicines for universal use across the health and disability sector in New Zealand. It provides an up-to-date, one-stop-shop of core and commonly used information about medicines

10 Oct 2016 Sector

Osteoporosis Awareness

A new campaign is being promoted across the globe to raise awareness of World Osteoporosis Day.

6 Oct 2016 Practice

Changes to CORNERSTONE® assessment IT platform

Important notice on changes to CORNERSTONE® assessment IT platform

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