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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.

17 Mar 2020

GPs welcome cash injection to help fight COVID-19

The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners has welcomed the Government’s $500 million for health, announced today in the COVID-19 rescue package, and is looking forward to hearing the detail of how it will be rolled out.

16 Mar 2020

GPs wholeheartedly endorse Government ban on mass gatherings

The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners wholeheartedly endorse the Government’s announcement today that bans public gatherings over 500 people, held outdoors or indoors.

13 Mar 2020

WONCA postponement update

We are very pleased to confirm that we have secured a new date for the conference: Thursday 5 – Saturday 7 November 2020.

10 Mar 2020

New medal honours Dr Amjad Hamid, killed in Christchurch mosque attack

A new medal will honour the memory of Dr Amjad Hamid, who was tragically killed in March 2019’s Christchurch mosque attack.

6 Mar 2020

College response to Covid-19

The College is working closely with the Ministry of Health to ensure College members are kept up-to-date about the spread of the Covid-19 virus.

21 Feb 2020

Second Coronavirus webinar

Read our summary of the 18 February Coronavirus webinar for members.

18 Feb 2020

We’re specialists

There aren’t any quick fixes to the GP shortages hurting New Zealand’s most vulnerable communities.

10 Feb 2020

Registrations top 1000 for family doctor conference in Auckland

More than 1000 GPs, nurses, and health professionals have now registered to come to Auckland in April for the Asia-Pacific regional conference on family medicine.

10 Feb 2020

Coronavirus webinar

On Tuesday 4 February the College hosted a member webinar to update GPs on the current state of play regarding coronavirus.

4 Feb 2020

Q & A with James Renwick

Ahead of WONCA 2020, we had a chat with keynote speaker Professor James Renwick

30 Jan 2020

Results are out for our GP registrars

Today the College released the results of the 2019 General Practice Education Programme (GPEP) exams which were held at the end of 2019. In total, 228 candidates participated in the 2019 exams.

3 Dec 2019

Quick 5 with Trish Greenhalgh

Ahead of WONCA 2020, we had a chat with keynote speaker Professor Trish Greenhalgh.

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