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The Research and Education Charitable Trust has been replaced by the new Research and Education Committee.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

18 Aug 2020

Testing times for New Zealand’s GPs

New Zealand’s 5,500 general practitioners are working hard to sustain excellent community health care across the country but are finding the second wave of COVID-19 challenging.

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

New study shows that New Zealanders die before Australians

New research published today in the Journal of Primary Health Care shows that New Zealanders will die earlier than Australians and its heart disease and cancer that will do it.

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.

7 Jul 2020

Announcing Health Aotearoa 2020

The College is pleased to announce Health Aotearoa 2020, a conference that will replace WONCA NZ, which was postponed owing to COVID-19 concerns.

16 Jun 2020

GPs say Health and Disability Review ambitious and appropriate

The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners has called the final report of The Health and Disability System Review ‘progressive and promising.’

15 Jun 2020

New research shows New Zealand health system not coping with chronic illnesses

New research published today by the Journal of Primary Health Care, which is produced by The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners shows that the New Zealand health system is not well set up to deal with multimorbidities.

27 May 2020

GPs future of healthcare outlined in ambitious new manifesto

During New Zealand’s COVID-19 response, general practice adapted rapidly (ahead of the Government’s lockdown) and now has a plan for an accessible and equitable community health model.

26 May 2020

Dr Kerryn Lum named College’s new Censor in Chief

Hawke’s Bay GP and Distinguished Fellow Dr Kerryn Lum has been appointed as the College’s new Censor in Chief.

18 May 2020

Tuesday, 19 May is World Family Doctor Day

The theme for World Family Doctor Day on Tuesday, 19 May is, ‘family doctors on the front line.’

14 May 2020

Budget 2020: GPs still waiting for their healthcare revolution

The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners is disappointed that general practice has been left out of today’s Budget announcement.

30 Apr 2020

Kiwis need to keep up with smear tests, immunisations, and blood pressure checks

It’s fair to say that injections and smear tests aren’t everybody’s favourite but they’re necessary and need to be done - even during a global pandemic.

8 Apr 2020

Kiwis getting sicker because they’re putting off seeing their GP

New Zealanders are getting sicker because great numbers of people have stopped calling their GPs during the lockdown, despite clinics being open and safe.

2 Apr 2020

New Zealand’s GPs are a workforce in crisis

A survey conducted by The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners yesterday shows that GPs are at breaking point. The College is calling on the Government for urgent action.

22 Mar 2020

GPs open for business – but changing the way they see patients

To help reduce the spread of COVID-19 GPs have been asked to do more of their consultations by phone, email and video. Patients requiring face-to-face GP appointments will get them, but non-urgent, routine appointments will be done remotely.

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