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Updated Statement on informed consent

Monday, 9 December 2019, 11:00 am | Medical Council of New Zealand

Informed consent is a very important aspect of care. This statement sets out the standards of good medical practice when discussing options for treatment and obtaining consent from patients. We are pleased to share this statement with you. More >>

Recent Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal decision

Friday, 22 November 2019, 4:36 pm | Medical Council of New Zealand

The Medical Council of New Zealand chair, Dr Curtis Walker, said today that imposing closely monitored strict conditions on the practice of the doctor who was found to have performed unjustified clinical examinations on a number of woman patient’s ... More >>

Medical Council appointments and reappointments

Thursday, 10 October 2019, 1:04 pm | Medical Council of New Zealand

The Medical Council of New Zealand has four new members. More >>

A message for the Muslim community and Christchurch

Tuesday, 19 March 2019, 9:04 am | Medical Council of New Zealand

The Medical Council of New Zealand stands together with the people of Christchurch following Friday's tragic events. More >>

Dr Curtis Walker elected Medical Council chairperson

Tuesday, 12 February 2019, 4:24 pm | Medical Council of New Zealand

He succeeds Mr Andrew Connolly who has been the Council's chair since February 2014. More >>

Letter from Mr Andrew Connolly, Chair of the Medical Council

Tuesday, 22 January 2019, 2:54 pm | Medical Council of New Zealand

The attached letter from Mr Andrew Connolly, Chair of the Medical Council of New Zealand has been sent to the New Zealand Resident Doctors’ Association and the Chief Executive Officers and Chief Medical Officers of all District Health Boards. More >>

Increase in Māori doctors on the way

Wednesday, 11 April 2018, 4:46 pm | Medical Council of New Zealand

Mr Connolly says a major highlight of the survey is that the proportion of house officers identifying themselves as Māori increased from 5.4 to 6.1 percent in 2015. More >>

Andrew Connolly re-elected chair of the Medical Council

Wednesday, 14 February 2018, 11:03 am | Medical Council of New Zealand

At the Council’s first meeting of the year, Mr Connolly was unanimously elected chairperson of Council for another 12 months. More >>

Medical Council of New Zealand chief executive resigns

Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 9:53 am | Medical Council of New Zealand

15 August 2017 - Mr Andrew Connolly, chair of the Medical Council of New Zealand, today announced the resignation of the Council’s chief executive, Philip Pigou. More >>

Positive changes to intern training programme

Monday, 20 March 2017, 5:12 pm | Medical Council of New Zealand

An independent review of extensive changes to training for doctors in their first two years after medical school, has found the programme is working well and the experience for those involved is largely positive. More >>

Andrew Connolly re-elected chairperson of Medical Council

Wednesday, 15 February 2017, 3:05 pm | Medical Council of New Zealand

Mr Andrew Connolly was yesterday again re-elected chairperson of the Medical Council of New Zealand. More >>

Ban on doctors from using advertising testimoials proposed

Monday, 7 March 2016, 3:38 pm | Medical Council of New Zealand

The Medical Council is proposing to stop doctors from using or including patient testimonials in their advertising, on websites or on social media forums advertising the doctor’s services. More >>

Medical Council reviewing its Statement on Telehealth

Thursday, 28 January 2016, 12:47 pm | Medical Council of New Zealand

‘Our June 2013 statement does not require a significant overhaul as it adequately covers various aspects of telehealth and Council’s expectations of doctors in New Zealand and overseas who practise in this area. More >>

The New Zealand Medical Workforce in 2013 and 2014

Wednesday, 27 January 2016, 10:29 am | Medical Council of New Zealand

The New Zealand Medical Workforce in 2013 and 2014 – Number of Māori doctors likely to increase More >>

Review of the Medical Council’s statements

Thursday, 2 July 2015, 2:17 pm | Medical Council of New Zealand

Review of the Medical Council’s statements on Good prescribing practice and Prescribing drugs of abuse The Medical Council of New Zealand (the Council) is currently reviewing its statements on Good prescribing practice and Prescribing drugs of abuse , and ... More >>

Four highest polling nominees for Medical Council named

Friday, 27 March 2015, 2:28 pm | Medical Council of New Zealand

Four highest polling nominees for Medical Council named The Medical Council today named the four highest polling nominees in its recent election. Mr Philip Pigou, the Council’s Returning Officer and Chief Executive said that the election process ... More >>

Better Data – the benefits to the profession and the public

Thursday, 26 March 2015, 9:37 am | Medical Council of New Zealand

The Medical Council today released a discussion paper on the value of performance and outcome data, and how such data promotes the competence of doctors. More >>

Medical Council updates its Statement on advertising

Wednesday, 18 March 2015, 12:19 pm | Medical Council of New Zealand

Council chairman, Mr Andrew Connolly says the purpose of the statement is to protect the public from advertising that is false, misleading or deceptive, and to provide guidance to doctors about the advertising of health-related products and services. More >>

Andrew Connolly re-elected chairperson of Medical Council

Friday, 20 February 2015, 12:37 pm | Medical Council of New Zealand

Mr Andrew Connolly has been re-elected chairperson of the Medical Council of New Zealand. More >>

Medical Council cautions patients about telemedicine

Wednesday, 11 February 2015, 1:09 pm | Medical Council of New Zealand

The Medical Council today cautioned patients about some of the potential pitfalls of telemedicine and at the same time highlighted the need for doctors practising telemedicine to be aware of Council’s expectations when using technology to diagnose ... More >>

 

 

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