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No Place For Anti-vax Clinicians In Primary Care

Monday, 11 October 2021, 3:29 pm | General Practice NZ

General Practice New Zealand (GPNZ) has advised its primary health organisation (PHO) members that they should report ‘anti-vax’ doctors to the New Zealand Medical Council, as a major push to maximise uptake of the COVID-19 vaccine gets underway. ... More >>

GPNZ Health Reforms

Wednesday, 21 April 2021, 12:28 pm | General Practice NZ

General Practice New Zealand (GPNZ) has welcomed today’s announcement of major reforms designed to create a more equitable and fit for purpose national health system. GPNZ Chair and Karori GP Dr Jeff Lowe said: ‘There are no surprises in the overall ... More >>

Stocktake Highlights Scale Of New Zealand Primary Care

Wednesday, 7 April 2021, 12:17 pm | General Practice NZ

The scale and complexity of the work being undertaken by Aotearoa’s primary care teams has been highlighted by a stocktake undertaken by General Practice New Zealand (GPNZ) in the first quarter of 2021. Ahead of major reforms that are expected to ... More >>

Call For Improved Planning In Covid-19 Vaccine Rollout To Front Line Healthcare Workers

Monday, 1 March 2021, 3:54 pm | General Practice NZ

GPNZ (General Practice New Zealand) is calling for a more co-ordinated and planned approach to ensure that available Covid-19 vaccines are able to be accessed by those health care practitioners working within at-risk communities. “It’s easy to understand ... More >>

GPNZ Calls For Government To Fund Nurses’ Pay Increase

Wednesday, 2 September 2020, 5:19 pm | General Practice NZ

General Practice New Zealand (GPNZ) is calling on the Government to fund an increase in primary care nurses’ pay to match that of their hospital colleagues, and avoid a continuation of this week’s industrial action. GPNZ Chair and Karori GP, Dr Jeff ... More >>

Additional $100 Million Workforce And Resources Investment Needed For Future Of General Practice

Thursday, 23 July 2020, 1:30 pm | General Practice NZ

GPNZ is calling for an immediate increase in general practice funding from 5.4% to 7.5% of Vote health to cover the cost of staff needed to provide the full range of primary care services for New Zealanders. More >>

Response To The Health And Disability System Review

Friday, 19 June 2020, 2:04 pm | General Practice NZ

GPNZ supports the broad direction of the Health and Disability System Review and its focus on population health and wellbeing. However, we have a number of significant concerns – not least the review’s focus on structures, rather than how future ... More >>

GPNZ 2020 Vision: Transforming To A Primary Care-led Health System

Monday, 8 June 2020, 7:20 am | General Practice NZ

General practice leaders are calling for a fundamental shift in the focus of health services away from hospitals and towards community-based services in order to tackle New Zealand’s systemic health challenges. General Practice New Zealand (GPNZ) believes ... More >>

General Practice New Zealand (GPNZ) Calls For Health And Disability System Review Publication

Wednesday, 29 April 2020, 3:34 pm | General Practice NZ

GPNZ is advocating for the Health and Disability System Review to be released as soon as possible to ensure the many significant positive changes born out of Covid-19 requirements, can become business as usual for general practice and the whole health ... More >>

GPNZ Statement Following Cabinet Decision To Withdraw Additional 22m Funding For General Practice

Tuesday, 21 April 2020, 5:21 pm | General Practice NZ

General Practice continues to provide care to our population under extraordinary circumstances and has adapted ways health care is offered in a very short space of time. This work has been significant in helping to stop the spread of COVID-19 and ... More >>