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19 Nov 2020

Government’s visa rules thwart overseas doctors despite critical rural shortages

New Zealand’s rural communities are facing a healthcare crisis with more than a quarter of all rural practices being short staffed.

30 Oct 2020 College

GP College says cannabis health issues won’t go away with ‘no’ vote

The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners has today reminded people that the health issues associated with cannabis use won’t go away because today’s preliminary referendum vote was ‘no’.

30 Oct 2020 College

GPs cautious about ‘yes’ vote on End of Life Choice Bill

In 12 months’ time some of New Zealand’s GPs could be enabling their patient to end their life after today’s preliminary ‘yes’ vote in the End of Life Bill referendum.

21 Oct 2020

GPs celebrated in College awards

The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners is today celebrating 12 high-achieving GPs.

20 Oct 2020

Seven new Māori GPs graduate specialist training; we need more

The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners is today celebrating seven new Māori GPs.

20 Oct 2020

French doctor uses second language to ace GP exams and win top prize

Dr Elodie Mazoyer, a Christchurch GP, has won the Humphrey Rainey Prize for Excellence.

20 Oct 2020

Unfaltering commitment to primary care nets Honorary GP Fellowship

Ross Lawrenson, Professor of Population Health at the University of Waikato has been awarded Honorary Fellowship.

20 Oct 2020

Local doctor receives highest award for New Zealand GPs

Dr Chris Reid of Falmouth has been awarded Distinguished Fellowship of the College.

20 Oct 2020

Champion of mental health and compassionate care receives GP award

Dr Graeme Kidd of Howick, Auckland has been awarded a Community Service Medal by the College.

19 Oct 2020

First GP, now MP – College congratulations new GP members of parliament

The Collge College of General Practitioners is today congratulating Dr Neru Leavasa and Dr Gaurav Sharma.

5 Oct 2020

College of GPs welcomes commitment to tackle rheumatic fever

The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners is welcoming yesterday’s announcement to invest $55 million in tackling the root causes of rheumatic fever.

1 Oct 2020

Know what’s normal, chat to your GP and do the best for your breasts

s we pin our pink ribbons on for October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners is reminding people to touch, look, and check their breasts and if anything isn’t normal, call your GP.

23 Sep 2020

Calling your GP the first step to sussing mental health concerns

If you’re worried about your mental health, or the mental health of someone you know, now is the time to see your GP.

31 Aug 2020

Revised committee will benefit research for general practice

The Research and Education Charitable Trust has been replaced by the new Research and Education Committee.

31 Aug 2020

Cancellation of Health Aotearoa 2020 conference

On Thursday, 27 August the College’s Board unanimously agreed to cancel the Health Aotearoa conference that was set to happen in November this year.

28 Aug 2020

This Daffodil Day GPs say keep up regular screening

As the streets are sprinkled with yellow and collectors are at the ready for Daffodil Day, it’s a timely reminder for people to check they’re up to date with regular screening and checks.

18 Aug 2020

Joint Statement - Resurgence of COVID-19 in New Zealand – applying lessons learned

The Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM), The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP) and Royal New Zealand College of Urgent Care (RNZCUC) have today issued a joint statement, welcoming the Government’s swift action

7 Aug 2020

Change to resident medical officer (RMO) rotation dates

Recently the DHB Chief Executives let us know that they have endorsed the proposal to change resident medical officer (RMO) rotation dates. From 2021, all training programmes will start 1 February.

4 Aug 2020

Rural hospital council elects four new doctor members

The Division of Rural Hospital Medicine of New Zealand (DRHMNZ) announced the appointment of four new doctors to its Division Council at its AGM on Thursday 23 July.

3 Aug 2020

Dr Rachel Mackie and Dr Jason Tuhoe to lead nationwide doctor’s group

Dr Rachel Mackie has been named as the new Chair of Te Akoranga a Māui, The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners Māori representative group. Tokoroa GP Dr Jason Tuhoe has been named deputy chair.

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