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Tourist Tax must address more than toilets, car parks

Sunday, 17 June 2018, 2:51 pm | Rural General Practice Network

The New Zealand Rural General Practice Network said a Tourist Tax needed to reflect that tourism was now placing real stress on delivery of rural health services. More >>

Rural health must be integral in health services review

Tuesday, 29 May 2018, 4:37 pm | Rural General Practice Network

The New Zealand Rural General Practice Network today welcomed an announcement of a comprehensive review of health services in New Zealand. More >>

Waikato GP named 2018 Peter Snow Memorial Award recipient

Sunday, 8 April 2018, 7:59 pm | Rural General Practice Network

Long-serving Te Kuiti GP Dr Keith Buswell is the recipient of the 2018 Peter Snow Memorial Award. The accolade was announced at a ceremony at the New Zealand Rural General Practice Network’s annual conference in Auckland on April 7. Dr Buswell ... More >>

NZRGPN eyes stronger rural nurse representation

Friday, 6 April 2018, 12:05 pm | Rural General Practice Network

Fourteen rural nurses and nurse academics from around New Zealand gathered in Wellington recently to discuss ways to better support and represent nurses in the rural sector. More >>

Rural General Practice Team of the Year Award 2018

Thursday, 25 January 2018, 2:43 pm | 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 >>

Rural General Practice Welcomes New Health Minister

Wednesday, 25 October 2017, 12:07 pm | Rural General Practice Network

“We congratulate the Labour-led Government on its election 2017 victory and look forward to working with new Health Minister David Clark to resolve the long-running health challenges facing rural communities,” says New Zealand Rural General Practice ... More >>

New School of Rural Medicine ‘very, very good news’

Monday, 28 August 2017, 1:51 pm | Rural General Practice Network

The announcement that the Government will establish a new School of Rural Medicine within the next three years is “very, very good news for our country”, says New Zealand Rural General Practice Network Chief Executive Dalton Kelly. More >>

Collaboration the key to addressing rural health workforce

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 3:52 pm | Rural General Practice Network

The call for a nationally focussed, multidisciplinary approach to training rural health professionals is a sensible way to address the longer term health needs of rural communities, says the New Zealand Rural General Practice Network. More >>

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 >>

 

 

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