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GPNZ Welcomes Dr Lester Levy As Newly Announced Chair Of Health New Zealand

Friday, 31 May 2024, 1:56 pm | General Practice NZ

The sustainability of general practice, access to equitable primary health care and the future of Primary Health Organisations are at the forefront of the primary care sector's concerns. More >>

Working To Improve New Zealand Childhood Immunisation Rates

Thursday, 14 March 2024, 9:23 am | General Practice NZ

Keeping our communities equitably protected from vaccine-preventable diseases through immunisation is something general practices nationwide work incredibly hard towards every day. “Our immunisation schedule is designed to protect individuals, communities ... More >>

GPNZ And Collaborative Aotearoa To Explore Joint Working

Wednesday, 6 March 2024, 9:29 pm | General Practice NZ

Collaborative Aotearoa and GPNZ are membership organisations that support PHOs and the wider primary healthcare sector. For a number of years GPNZ and Collaborative Aotearoa have had informal discussions regarding the opportunity to work more closely ... More >>

Report Shows One Million People Are Missing Out On Seeing Their General Practice

Thursday, 21 December 2023, 11:18 am | General Practice NZ

The New Zealand Health Survey published last week shows one in five adults – roughly one million people – can’t get to see their general practice, with ‘time taken to get an appointment too long’ being the most commonly reported barrier, followed ... More >>

State Of General Practice In New Zealand: “We Have A Problem”

Friday, 15 September 2023, 7:22 am | General Practice NZ

Three members of the GPNZ Executive Committee recently put pen to paper regarding the state of general practice for a guest editorial in the New Zealand Medical Journal Te ara tika o hauroa hapori . Specialist General Practitioners Bryan Betty, Les Toop, ... More >>

Budget 2023: Support And Building Questionable When It Comes To Primary Care

Thursday, 18 May 2023, 2:53 pm | General Practice NZ

General Practice New Zealand is disappointed that today’s budget offers none of the urgent support needed to address New Zealand’s desperate and growing situation where people are increasingly unable to access the care they need when they need ... More >>

Celebrating International Nursing Day 2023

Friday, 12 May 2023, 12:01 pm | General Practice NZ

On International Nurses Day GPNZ is proud to celebrate the nursing profession and to particularly acknowledge the work of primary care nurses in Aotearoa. GPNZ Executive member and ProCare Director Nursing Gabrielle Lord said: “Our primary care nursing ... More >>

Equity Adjuster And Initial Steps For Comprehensive Care Teams Announced Today A Step In The Right Direction

Wednesday, 26 April 2023, 3:56 pm | General Practice NZ

In a statement released today Minister of Health Dr Ayesha Verrall and Associate Minister of Health Peeni Henare gave further detail on the long-awaited equity adjuster and comprehensive care teams promised in Budget 2022. General Practice New Zealand ... More >>

Urgent Investment Needed To Boost General Practice Workforce

Friday, 31 March 2023, 12:07 pm | General Practice NZ

General Practice New Zealand (GPNZ) is backing calls for urgent investment in primary care workforce following the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners’ (the College’s) 2022 workforce survey released today. GPNZ Chair Dr Bryan Betty ... More >>

New Training Money An Important Step In Increasing GP Numbers

Tuesday, 4 October 2022, 12:48 pm | General Practice NZ

General Practice New Zealand (GPNZ) today welcomed Health Minister Andrew Little’s announcement today that the Government is putting more money into GP training. Initiatives developed by The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP) and ... More >>

Budget Boost Needs To Find Its Way To Primary Care Providers

Thursday, 19 May 2022, 7:22 pm | General Practice NZ

General Practice New Zealand (GPNZ) hopes today’s record and much-needed investment in Aotearoa’s health system will be the start of rebalancing future spending towards primary and community care. GPNZ Chair and Karori GP, Dr Jeff Lowe said: ‘Today’s ... More >>

‘One System’ Planned Care Offers Real Benefit For Patients

Wednesday, 4 May 2022, 12:58 pm | General Practice NZ

General Practice New Zealand (GPNZ) has welcomed today’s announcement that a national taskforce will focus on reducing waiting lists and share innovations to speed up access to planned care GPNZ Chair Dr Jeff Lowe, who is a member of the planned care ... More >>

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 >>





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