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Are Rural Communities Expected To Run Sausage Sizzles To Pay For Hospital Upgrades To Manage COVID And Holiday Makers?

Thursday, 16 December 2021, 3:47 pm | Rural General Practice Network

The New Zealand Rural General Practice Network and Rural Hospital Network are shocked that the Government’s announcement of half a billion dollars to prepare hospitals for COVID-19 in the community ignores rural communities once again. The Minister’s ... More >>

Former NZRGPN Board Student Rep Receives Prestigious Rhodes Scholarship

Tuesday, 23 November 2021, 9:37 am | NZ Rural General Practice Network

The New Zealand Rural General Practice Network (Network) is thrilled to hear that former Board student representative Dr Ben Alsop-ten Hove has received the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship. This postgraduate award will support Ben to study at the University ... More >>

New Resident Pathway A Step Forward But Not Final Solution For Rural Health Workforce

Friday, 1 October 2021, 3:13 pm | NZ Rural General Practice Network

The New Zealand Rural General Practice Network welcomes the Government’s 2021 resident visa which will allow over 5000 migrant health workers to stay in the country. With this new pathway to residency, locum doctors currently working in New Zealand ... More >>

Extension of Pandemic Emergency Roving Locums funding will support Coromandel and rural Auckland practices

Friday, 20 August 2021, 1:17 pm | NZ Rural General Practice Network

The New Zealand Rural General Practice (the Network) welcomes the Ministry of Health’s decision to extend the Pandemic Emergency Roving Locums (PERL) contract for a further six months. Network Chief Executive Dr Grant Davidson says, “this decision recognises ... More >>

Over 5000 Rural School Pupils Targeted In Rural Health Careers Promotion Tours

Wednesday, 16 June 2021, 1:12 pm | Rural General Practice Network

This month, over 5000 rural school pupils will learn about rural health careers through the New Zealand Rural General Practice Network’s rural school tours. Groups of tertiary health students will visit 50 high schools throughout the Bay of Plenty, ... More >>

Budget Gives ‘No Crumbs Of Hope For Our Rural Health Workforce’

Saturday, 22 May 2021, 4:17 pm | New Zealand Rural General Practice Network

The New Zealand Rural General Practice Network is remaining optimistic about the future of rural health despite the lack of focus it received in yesterday’s Budget announcement. Network Chief Executive Dr Grant Davidson says that this is frustrating ... More >>

Taupō Doctor Appointed As Clinical Director Rural Health

Thursday, 20 May 2021, 5:10 pm | NZRGPN

The New Zealand Rural General Practice Network is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Jeremy Webber to the new role of Clinical Director Rural Health. The Clinical Director Rural Health (CDRH) will make a significant contribution to ensuring the ... More >>

Pandemic Emergency Roving Locums Initiative Wins ‘Best Service Award’

Monday, 17 May 2021, 4:38 pm | Rural General Practice Network

The New Zealand Rural General Practice Network is delighted to have won the Blue Star Award for ‘Best product/service or campaign’ for the Pandemic Emergency Roving Locums initiative at the New Zealand Primary Healthcare Awards on Saturday ... More >>

Rural Health Professionals Welcome Hauora Taiwhenua Rural Health Network

Wednesday, 5 May 2021, 1:16 pm | Rural General Practice Network

Members of the New Zealand Rural General Practice Network (the Network) held up green cards in show of support for the proposal to form a collective organisation Hauora Taiwhenua Rural Health Network on Saturday 1 May 2021. During the Network’s ... More >>

2021 Peter Snow Memorial Award Goes To Kerikeri GP

Wednesday, 5 May 2021, 8:42 am | NZ Rural General Practice Network

Kerikeri GP Dr Grahame Jelley has been announced as the 2021 recipient of the Peter Snow Memorial Award. The award was announced at the National Rural Health Conference at Wairakei Resort in Taupō on Friday 30 April 2021. The Peter Snow Memorial Award ... More >>

400 Delegates To Meet In Taupō For National Rural Health Conference 2021

Wednesday, 28 April 2021, 4:01 pm | Rural General Practice Network

This week approximately 400 rural health professionals and administrators will come together at Wairakei Resort in Taupō for this year’s National Rural Health Conference. This conference is the first ‘in person’ health professionals conference in 2021 ... More >>

Border Exemption For Critical Health Workers Extended Indefinitely

Monday, 15 March 2021, 1:14 pm | NZ Rural General Practice Network

The New Zealand Rural General Practice Network are delighted to receive the announcement from Minister of Immigration Kris Faafoi that the border exemption for critical health workers has been extended indefinitely. This will enable international trained health ... More >>

Mātanga Tapuhi (Nurse Practitioner) Recipient Of 2020 Peter Snow Memorial Award

Wednesday, 11 November 2020, 6:12 am | NZ Rural General Practice Network

South Canterbury Mātanga Tapuhi (Nurse Practitioner) Tania Kemp (Ngā Māhanga A Tairi, affiliation with Ngāti Mutunga O Wharekauri) has been announced as the 2020 recipient of the Peter Snow Memorial Award. The award was announced at the New ... More >>

Rural Health Careers Promotion Tour Hits The Road

Saturday, 7 November 2020, 3:02 pm | New Zealand Rural General Practice Network

Next week, our 2020 rural schools tour kicks off with the first group of tertiary health students hitting the road to inspire school pupils to pursue rural health careers. The rural schools tour is a key part of the Rural Health Careers Promotion ... More >>

Political Panel Webinar Addresses Rural Health Crisis

Friday, 2 October 2020, 5:34 am | New Zealand Rural General Practice Network

On Tuesday evening, spokespeople from the four biggest political parties took part in the Rural Health Political Panel Webinar, convened by the Rural General Practice Network (the Network) and Mobile Health to address the crisis facing rural health ... More >>

Political Panelists To Discuss Future Of Rural Health

Tuesday, 29 September 2020, 6:45 am | NZ Rural General Practice Network

On Tuesday, 29 September from 7:30-8:30pm, spokespeople from the four biggest political parties will take part in a political panel webinar to promote their party’s plan and vision for rural health over the next 3-10 years. Our Rural Health Manifesto ... More >>

Rural Focus Welcomed In Health Review, But Urgent Action Needed

Wednesday, 17 June 2020, 12:02 pm | Rural General Practice Network

The NZ Rural General Practice Network today welcomed the Health and Disability System Review’s focus on addressing inequity in access to health care for rural communities, but said action was now needed with real urgency. The new Chief Executive for the ... More >>

Rural GP Network Secures More Support For Rural General Practice

Saturday, 25 April 2020, 8:14 am | New Zealand Rural General Practice Network

The New Zealand Rural General Practice Network has brokered an agreement with the Ministry of Health to extend locum support to keep vulnerable rural general practices operating as they come under mounting pressure as a result of Covid-19. NZRGPN Chief ... More >>

Urban Doctors, Nurses To Boost Struggling Rural Practices

Friday, 3 April 2020, 7:53 am | New Zealand Rural General Practice Network

The New Zealand Rural General Practice Network is very concerned that the COVID-19 outbreak will have a serious impact on rural New Zealanders ability to get the medical care they need compared to people who live in urban centres. They are working closely ... More >>

Call For Establishment Of COVID Rural Testing Stations

Thursday, 26 March 2020, 8:26 am | NZ Rural General Practice Network

The New Zealand Rural General Practice Network is calling for the urgent establishment of rural testing stations in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic to cater for not only locals but also an influx of out-of-towners. NZRGPN Chairperson and rural GP Dr Fiona ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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