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Review heralds new era for rural PRIME service

Friday, 14 July 2017, 3:02 pm | Rural General Practice Network

A wide-ranging review of New Zealand’s Primary Response in Medical Emergency (PRIME) service has been successfully completed and work will soon begin to implement its recommendations, says New Zealand Rural General Practice Network Chief Executive ... More >>

Kaikoura GPs receive rural health’s Peter Snow Award

Saturday, 1 April 2017, 8:21 pm | Rural General Practice Network

The 2017 Peter Snow Memorial Award has gone to Kaikoura GPs Dr Chris Henry and Dr Andrea Judd. The award was announced at a ceremony at the New Zealand Rural General Practice Network’s annual conference in Wellington on Friday evening, March 31. ... More >>

Proposed Medical School sets new direction for GP training

Tuesday, 18 October 2016, 2:36 pm | Rural General Practice Network

The concept of training medical students from rural backgrounds in rural communities to work in those communities, as proposed by The University of Waikato, is a huge shot in the arm for the sector, says the New Zealand Rural General Practice Network. More >>

Trickledown benefits for rural health in Budget 2016

Friday, 27 May 2016, 10:28 am | Rural General Practice Network

There might be no silver funding bullets for rural health in the Government’s latest Budget but there should be trickledown benefits across a range of health initiatives nationally, says New Zealand Rural General Practice Network chief executive Dalton ... More >>

Cautious approach to health strategy’s IT initiatives

Tuesday, 19 April 2016, 4:57 pm | Rural General Practice Network

Telehealth and associated technologies appear to be the biggest initiatives for rural communities in the recently announced New Zealand National Health Strategy. While this is a pleasing aspect of the 10-year strategy, it comes with a proviso ... More >>

National rural health conference ticks all the boxes

Wednesday, 6 April 2016, 4:11 pm | Rural General Practice Network

A record number of delegates were amongst the highlights of the New Zealand Rural General Practice Network’s annual conference held recently in Dunedin. More >>

NZRGPN pleased with southern rural alliance outcome

Tuesday, 11 August 2015, 12:23 pm | Rural General Practice Network

The successful outcome of negotiations involving 38 rural South Island practices resulting in a proposal for provision and funding of health services to their communities has been applauded by the New Zealand Rural General Practice Network. More >>

More dollars for training Nurse Practitioners groundbreaking

Friday, 31 July 2015, 5:29 pm | Rural General Practice Network

More health dollars for training Nurse Practitioners ground breaking – NZRGPN chair The announcement by Health Minister Jonathan Coleman that an additional 20 training places would be allocated to Nurse Practitioners next year has been hailed ... More >>

New Network chairperson announced

Wednesday, 18 March 2015, 12:55 pm | Rural General Practice Network

Geraldine-Temuka-based nurse practitioner Sharon Hansen is the new interim chairperson of the New Zealand Rural General Practice Network. More >>

New CE brings sector knowledge and experience to NZRGPN

Friday, 5 December 2014, 11:54 am | Rural General Practice Network

Former Cancer Society head Dalton Kelly is the New Zealand Rural General Practice Network’s new Chief Executive Officer. More >>

New health minister hears rural health’s big issues

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 12:34 pm | Rural General Practice Network

Key rural health priorities and issues were on the agenda when New Zealand Rural General Practice Network leaders met with new health minister Jonathan Coleman this week. More >>

Big turn-out to Alliancing workshop

Friday, 5 September 2014, 3:56 pm | Rural General Practice Network

More than 80 representatives from rural general practices New Zealand-wide, DHBs, PHOs and other allied rural sector organisations attended a workshop in Wellington on September 4 to hear about and discuss the new Alliancing era and its impact on ... More >>

Network applauds extra rural medical student allocation

Thursday, 17 July 2014, 12:06 pm | Rural General Practice Network

The announcement by Health Minister Tony Ryall of an additional 34 medical places for students next year at the country’s two medical schools, 17 of which will be earmarked for rural students is extremely encouraging, says New Zealand Rural General ... More >>

Politicians to front-up at rural health conference

Friday, 7 March 2014, 1:29 pm | Rural General Practice Network

With a general election looming towards the end of 2014, a major feature of the New Zealand Rural General Practice Network conference in Wellington this month will be a political forum attended by MPs from the main political parties. More >>

Health Minister’s imminent departure leaves hard-to-fill gap

Thursday, 27 February 2014, 3:56 pm | Rural General Practice Network

Today’s announcement that Health Minister Tony Ryall is to retire from politics at this year’s general election sees the departure of a politician who has taken a keen interest in issues relating to rural health. More >>

Latest VBS initiative another milestone along the road

Tuesday, 4 February 2014, 2:13 pm | Rural General Practice Network

The addition of primary care nursing to the list of hard to staff specialities to be supported by the Voluntary Bonding Scheme is a significant mark along the road to better health services in rural communities, the New Zealand Rural General Practice ... More >>

Bill’s amendment ‘good news’ for rural communities

Thursday, 28 November 2013, 9:44 am | Rural General Practice Network

The passing of the Medicines Amendment Bill allowing Nurse Practitioners to be authorised prescribers within their scope of practice is appropriate recognition of their skills and training, and good news for patients in rural communities, the New Zealand Rural ... More >>

NZRGPN welcomes more flexible funding for general practice

Wednesday, 7 August 2013, 4:32 pm | Rural General Practice Network

The decision to give nurses and pharmacists access to the General Medical Subsidy (GMS) is a positive one, the New Zealand Rural General Practice Network says. More >>

Workforce training cash surplus should be re-directed

Thursday, 16 May 2013, 8:52 pm | Rural General Practice Network

A $10 million under spend in health workforce training coupled with a $2 million top-up to training announced in the Budget, clearly indicates that more incentives could be put into attracting doctors and nurses to hard to staff rural areas, says ... More >>

VBS changes not focussed on rural workforce needs

Tuesday, 7 May 2013, 5:09 pm | Rural General Practice Network

While a recent review of the Voluntary Bonding Scheme has been welcomed by the New Zealand Rural General Practice Network there are still glaring gaps in its outcomes to be addressed, says Network chairman Dr Jo Scott-Jones. More >>

 

 

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