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Health experts convene to discuss healthcare issues in NZ

Monday, 19 May 2014, 11:00 am | Royal Australasian College of Physicians

Health experts from The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) will convene in Auckland tomorrow to discuss critical healthcare issues facing New Zealand and Australia and share the latest advances in medical research and internal medicine. More >>

RACP continues to advocate for vulnerable children

Tuesday, 3 December 2013, 9:56 am | Royal Australasian College of Physicians

The Vulnerable Children Bill currently before the Social Services Select Committee presents positive and important opportunities for the New Zealand Government to get it right for our children, according to two paediatricians representing the Royal ... More >>

No work or bad work: both can make you sick

Thursday, 24 October 2013, 2:19 pm | Royal Australasian College of Physicians

Government, employers and businesses must place a stronger emphasis on good work practices if they are to effect significant cultural change and workplace reform in New Zealand, according to occupational physicians from the Royal Australasian ... More >>

RACP and Te ORA show commitment to Māori medical workforce

Wednesday, 26 June 2013, 3:18 pm | Royal Australasian College of Physicians

The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) and Te Ohu Rata o Aotearoa (Te ORA), the Māori Medical Practitioners Association, are pleased to announce the two recipients of the 2012-2013 summer studentship program. More >>

Hamilton Council’s fluoride removal concerns NZ physicians

Thursday, 13 June 2013, 2:58 pm | Royal Australasian College of Physicians

The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) urges the Hamilton City Council to seriously reconsider the decision to remove fluoride from their region’s water supply as there is evidence to support the health benefits of water fluoridation. More >>

RACP calls on doctors to take better care of their health

Monday, 27 May 2013, 3:06 pm | Royal Australasian College of Physicians

The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP), Australia's largest specialist medical college, will today launch its Health of Doctors Position Statement, which urges doctors to take better care of their own health, and give higher priority to ... More >>

Physicians offer qualified support for White Paper

Friday, 19 October 2012, 9:55 am | Royal Australasian College of Physicians

The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP), whilst supportive of many elements of the New Zealand government’s recently released White Paper for Vulnerable Children, is concerned that the steps outlined fail to include preventive measures, acknowledge ... More >>

Physicians want better health outcomes for Māori children

Thursday, 26 July 2012, 12:05 pm | Royal Australasian College of Physicians

The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) was among other health and childcare experts who, earlier today presented oral submissions to the Māori Affairs Select Committee (MASC) on the Inquiry into the determinants of wellbeing for Māori children. More >>

Green Paper for Vulnerable Children - Physicians want action

Tuesday, 28 February 2012, 10:10 am | Royal Australasian College of Physicians

The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) is submitting a response on the Green Paper for Vulnerable Children. New Zealanders have been asked to share their thoughts on how the Government can do better for our vulnerable young people and ... More >>

Physicians call for action on the Green Paper for Vulnerable

Tuesday, 28 February 2012, 9:50 am | Royal Australasian College of Physicians

The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) is submitting a response on the Green Paper for Vulnerable Children. New Zealanders have been asked to share their thoughts on how the Government can do better for our vulnerable young people and ... More >>

Australian Doctor Recognised As Stem Cell Pioneer

Wednesday, 7 December 2011, 12:03 pm | Royal Australasian College of Physicians

The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) congratulates Professor and RACP Fellow John Rasko as the 50th winner of the Eric Susman Prize 2011. This award recognises Professor Rasko’s contributions to the field of adult stem cells research and the ... More >>

Physicians weigh in on alcohol reform bill

Wednesday, 7 September 2011, 2:06 pm | Royal Australasian College of Physicians

The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP), along with other medical and addiction experts, is urging the government to act on the widespread calls for stronger measures to be included in the Alcohol Reform Bill which could make a significant ... More >>

Meaningful Alcohol Law Reform Urgently Required In NZ

Tuesday, 30 November 2010, 4:05 pm | Royal Australasian College of Physicians

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists is calling on the New Zealand Government to act urgently and decisively on alcohol law reform to ensure that the New Zealand community is free of wide-spread alcohol abuse and its related ... More >>

Change To The Heavy Drinking Culture Inevitable

Tuesday, 27 April 2010, 1:48 pm | Royal Australasian College of Physicians

“Change to New Zealand’s heavy drinking culture is now virtually sealed by the Law Commission’s final report released today” said Dr Geoffrey Robinson, New Zealand President of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. More >>

Changes Needed for Children in Out-of-home care

Tuesday, 8 August 2006, 11:30 am | Royal Australasian College of Physicians

Children in out-of-home care are likely to have poorer physical, mental and developmental health than their peers. A new policy by paediatricians released today says major changes are needed to the New Zealand health system to look after these children. ... More >>

Govt, Industry Must do More About Alcohol in NZ

Tuesday, 6 December 2005, 11:26 am | Royal Australasian College of Physicians

Government and Industry Must do More About Alcohol in NZ: Release of Medical College Alcohol Policy More >>

New Guidelines for Procedural Pain in Children

Monday, 17 October 2005, 1:25 pm | Royal Australasian College of Physicians

Doctors now have new guidelines for treating and managing children experiencing procedure-related pain. The guidelines also give parents some handy suggestions on how they can support their child during medical procedures, such as during immunisation ... More >>

NZ Needs More GPs to Address Healthcare Problems

Thursday, 1 September 2005, 12:02 am | Royal Australasian College of Physicians

Physicians are often called medical specialists. They are doctors who have completed an extra eight years or more of training after their initial university medical training. Patients are generally referred to a physician by a general practitioner seeking ... More >>

Medical Procedures an Option for Severe Obesity

Wednesday, 11 May 2005, 12:42 am | Royal Australasian College of Physicians

People who are severely obese rarely find diet, exercise and medication alone are effective in the long term and may need to look to medical procedures as an effective treatment, according to Dr Richard Stubbs from the Wakefield Gastroenterology Centre ... More >>

Parents of Overweight Preschoolers Are Not Aware

Tuesday, 10 May 2005, 9:42 am | Royal Australasian College of Physicians

New Research Finds Parents of Overweight Preschoolers Are Not Aware or Concerned About Their Child's Weight More >>

 

 

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