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NZRGPN applauds faster UFB and RBI extension to rural towns

Wednesday, 30 August 2017, 1:56 pm | NZ Rural General Practice Network

Today’s announcement by the Government to roll out Ultra-Fast Broadband to 190 more small towns and extend rural broadband to another 74,000 households and businesses earlier than planned is further recognition of the economic importance of rural and ... More >>

GP visit funding boost welcomed, health inequities remain

Tuesday, 22 August 2017, 9:17 am | NZ Rural General Practice Network

The announcement that an additional 600,000 low income New Zealanders will have the cost of their GP visit capped at $18 is welcome news, however other longstanding health inequities that affect rural people still need to be addressed, says New Zealand ... More >>

VBS part of the rural workforce challenge

Wednesday, 31 May 2017, 1:44 pm | NZ Rural General Practice Network

The Voluntary Bonding Scheme is making a valuable contribution to solving rural workforce shortages but is only part of the ongoing response to GP and nurse shortages in rural areas, says New Zealand Rural General Practice Network Chief Executive Dalton Kelly. More >>

Rural General Practice Team of the Year Award 2017

Monday, 20 February 2017, 4:13 pm | NZ Rural General Practice Network

The search is on again for New Zealand’s best Rural General Practice Team of the Year as judged by the community. More >>

Faster broadband just the medicine

Tuesday, 6 October 2015, 4:13 pm | NZ Rural General Practice Network

The New Zealand Rural General Practice Network welcomes today’s announcement by Government to give almost all New Zealanders, regardless of where they live or work, access to broadband at peak speeds of at least 50 Mbps by 2025. More >>

Mental health funding initiative well timed

Thursday, 11 June 2015, 5:13 pm | NZ Rural General Practice Network

PRESS RELEASE issued by the New Zealand Rural General Practice Network for immediate use, June 11, 2015 More >>

Rural hospital doctor receives Peter Snow Award

Wednesday, 18 March 2015, 1:34 pm | NZ Rural General Practice Network

The 2015 Peter Snow Memorial Award has gone to Dr Katharina Blattner, a rural hospital doctor based in the Hokianga. More >>

Medical workforce survey shows rural still the poor relation

Friday, 29 November 2013, 3:14 pm | NZ Rural General Practice Network

The latest New Zealand Medical Workforce Survey shows some ongoing and worrying trends in the rural health sector, says New Zealand Rural General Practice Network chairperson Dr Jo Scott-Jones. More >>

Budget falls short on assistance to halt rural suicide rate

Friday, 17 May 2013, 3:18 pm | NZ Rural General Practice Network

Budget 2013 should have included some extra provision to address the increasing and alarming rate of suicide in rural New Zealand, the New Zealand Rural General Practice Network says. More >>

Two receive annual rural health award

Tuesday, 19 March 2013, 2:21 pm | NZ Rural General Practice Network

The 2013 Peter Snow Memorial Award will be shared by two recipients this year: Moerewa-based GP Graeme Fenton and Hamilton-based New Zealand Institute of Rural Health CEO Robin Steed. More >>

Annual Pat Farry Trust Fun Run/Walk a feature of conference

Tuesday, 22 January 2013, 12:37 pm | NZ Rural General Practice Network

Get your running shoes ready! The Pat Farry Rural Health Education Trust Fun Run/Walk is back on the social calendar at the New Zealand Rural General Practice Network’s (NZRGPN) annual conference in Rotorua, 13-17 March, 2013. More >>

Country GP tops Clinicians’ Challenge 2012

Friday, 9 November 2012, 5:05 pm | NZ Rural General Practice Network

Opotiki-based GP Dr Jo Scott-Jones is the winner of the Clinicians’ Challenge 2012, supported by Health Informatics New Zealand (HINZ), the New Zealand Health IT Cluster, and the National Health IT Board (Health IT Board). More >>

NZRGPN calls for greater primary health care focus

Tuesday, 15 November 2011, 10:54 am | NZ Rural General Practice Network

The next government needs to focus its attention on primary care within the health system, as there is clear evidence in rural communities that a good primary care system is essential to address health needs, according to the New Zealand Rural General ... More >>

Nurse Practitioners Want More Movement

Sunday, 14 March 2010, 10:19 am | NZ Rural General Practice Network

Rural Nurse Practitioners want urgent and immediate action to clear away legislation that often stops them from doing their job and treating patients effectively and efficiently. More >>

Joe Bennett takes the pain out of rural medicine

Monday, 8 March 2010, 4:36 pm | NZ Rural General Practice Network

Amongst the serious business on the agenda at this year’s New Zealand Rural General Practice conference, author, columnist, wit and raconteur Joe Bennett will be lurking ready to inject a healthy dose of humour into proceedings. He is not a doctor. He ... More >>

Practitioners ask DHB to reconsider PHO decision

Wednesday, 21 October 2009, 3:35 pm | NZ Rural General Practice Network

Southland general practitioners do not want a single provincial PHO. That was the clear message given to representatives from Southland DHB at a special meeting in Lumsden last night (October 20) facilitated by the New Zealand Rural General Practice ... More >>

Network Asks Boards to Discuss PHO Decision

Thursday, 15 October 2009, 3:49 pm | NZ Rural General Practice Network

Southland and Otago health board bosses have been asked to attend a meeting of concerned general practitioners to explain their recent decision to opt for single Southland and Otago PHOs. The call has been made by the New Zealand Rural General Practice ... More >>

Incentivise More Professionals Into Rural Practice

Friday, 30 May 2008, 3:38 pm | NZ Rural General Practice Network

The New Zealand Rural General Practice Network has welcomed the announcement by John Key that medical graduates could be incentivised to work in rural areas. Network chairperson, Kirsty Murrell-McMillan, said the focus on rural health issues was particularly ... More >>

Dedication to rural health recognised

Tuesday, 15 April 2008, 10:13 am | NZ Rural General Practice Network

Jean Ross of Otago Polytechnic and Dr Pat Farry of Otago University were recipients of the prestigious Peter Snow Memorial Award at the New Zealand Rural General Practice Network’s conference. More >>

Good Start In Redressing GP Workforce Deficiencies

Saturday, 16 June 2007, 3:40 pm | NZ Rural General Practice Network

The NZ Rural GP Network welcomes the Health Minister's announcement today to increase the number of funded places in the GP Vocational Training Programme from 69 this year to 104 next year. More >>

 

 

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