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Rural health – still on the waiting list

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 3:54 pm | New Zealand Rural General Practice Network

The Government’s election year budget has not delivered much-needed funding to primary care in rural New Zealand at a time when pressure is growing across a number of fronts for the sector, says New Zealand Rural General Practice Network chairperson ... More >>

National rural health conference Wellington

Friday, 24 March 2017, 12:34 pm | New Zealand Rural General Practice Network

Dr Peter Moodie, Dr Robyn Toomath, Dr Eric Crampton, mental health campaigner Matt Shirtcliff, former All Black Norm Hewitt, and clean water campaigner Marnie Prickett are amongst the line-up of keynote speakers at this year’s National Rural Health ... More >>

National Rural Health Conference 2017

Friday, 24 March 2017, 12:32 pm | New Zealand Rural General Practice Network

A line-up of keynote speakers will cover topical health issues such as “Is General Practice funding sustainable and equitable?” and “Are Health Care Homes our salvation?” (Dr Peter Moodie), bullying and family violence (Norm Hewitt), water quality (Marnie ... More >>

Proposed School of Rural Health a timely initiative

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 2:15 pm | New Zealand Rural General Practice Network

Today’s announcement by Otago and Auckland universities for a proposed School of Rural Health couldn’t be better timed and if implemented will underpin the rural health workforce for the medium to long term future, says New Zealand Rural General ... More >>

Water quality at the heart of healthy communities

Thursday, 23 February 2017, 4:07 pm | New Zealand Rural General Practice Network

The quality of New Zealand’s waterways and drinking water cannot be compromised and the health and wellbeing of people in rural communities must not be put at risk, even in the short term, says New Zealand Rural General Practice Network chairperson ... More >>

Tokoroa GP’s salary offer far from the norm

Friday, 26 February 2016, 12:47 pm | New Zealand Rural General Practice Network

Recent publicity around a Tokoroa GP's bid to attract a doctor to the town with a $400,000 salary package does not present a realistic picture of general practice across rural New Zealand. More >>

Network recruits first permanent Nurse Practitioner

Friday, 25 September 2015, 12:16 pm | New Zealand Rural General Practice Network

In a first-ever recruitment appointment NZLocums has placed a Nurse Practitioner into a permanent role in a New Zealand rural general practice. More >>

Retention of GPs on Long Term Skill Shortage List applauded

Thursday, 18 December 2014, 4:50 pm | New Zealand Rural General Practice Network

A decision by The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment not to remove GPs from its Long Term Skill Shortage List (LTSSL) is a common sense decision in light of ongoing and growing GP shortages in many parts of rural New Zealand. More >>

NZRGPN slams Air NZ decision to cut provincial routes

Wednesday, 12 November 2014, 4:40 pm | New Zealand Rural General Practice Network

The country’s foremost national advocate for rural general practice has joined the chorus of condemnation on Air NZ’s decision to cut some provincial air routes from its repertoire. More >>

Health budget positive overall but little for rural NZ

Thursday, 15 May 2014, 5:26 pm | New Zealand Rural General Practice Network

An increase of $1.8 billion dollars to the health budget overall appears a good thing, but as always the devil is in the detail, says New Zealand Rural General Practice Network chairman Dr Jo Scott-Jones. More >>

NZRGPN pays tribute to rural GP – New Zealander of the Year

Friday, 28 February 2014, 3:34 pm | New Zealand Rural General Practice Network

New Zealander of the Year – Far North rural GP Lance O’Sullivan – is an “inspiration to us all”, says New Zealand Rural General Practice Network chairman Dr Jo Scott-Jones. More >>

NZRGPN conference fun run fundraiser

Friday, 24 January 2014, 6:30 pm | New Zealand Rural General Practice Network

Wellingtonians and rural healthcare colleagues will walk and run to raise the profile of rural general practice and fundraise for the Pat Farry Rural Health Education Trust’s work when the annual Pat Farry Trust Fun Run + Walk takes place on the ... More >>

Extra funding for rural health a welcome surprise

Friday, 25 October 2013, 9:26 am | New Zealand Rural General Practice Network

The announcement that an extra $9 million will be injected into rural general practice over the next four years comes as a welcome surprise, says New Zealand Rural General Practice Network chairperson Dr Jo Scott-Jones. More >>

NZRGPN wants continued focus on key rural health issues

Wednesday, 30 November 2011, 11:58 am | New Zealand Rural General Practice Network

The New Zealand Rural General Practice Network congratulates the National-led government on its re-election for a second term and looks forward to continuing to work with the Minister of Health to solve issues in the rural health sector, some of them longstanding. More >>

 

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