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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 >>

NZRGPN applauds faster UFB and RBI extension to rural towns

Wednesday, 30 August 2017, 1:56 pm | NZ Rural General Practice Network

Today’s announcement by the Government to roll out Ultra-Fast Broadband to 190 more small towns and extend rural broadband to another 74,000 households and businesses earlier than planned is further recognition of the economic importance of rural and ... 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 >>

Labour’s health pledge recognises massive underfunding

Saturday, 26 August 2017, 8:05 pm | NZ Rural General Practice Network

Today’s announcement by the Labour Party that it will cut fees for doctors’ visits and boost funding for GP practices and training is welcome news, however there needs to be more detail about the specific benefits for rural communities, especially where ... More >>

GP visit funding boost welcomed, health inequities remain

Tuesday, 22 August 2017, 9:17 am | NZ Rural General Practice Network

The announcement that an additional 600,000 low income New Zealanders will have the cost of their GP visit capped at $18 is welcome news, however other longstanding health inequities that affect rural people still need to be addressed, says New Zealand ... 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 >>

VBS part of the rural workforce challenge

Wednesday, 31 May 2017, 1:44 pm | NZ Rural General Practice Network

The Voluntary Bonding Scheme is making a valuable contribution to solving rural workforce shortages but is only part of the ongoing response to GP and nurse shortages in rural areas, says New Zealand Rural General Practice Network Chief Executive Dalton Kelly. More >>

Rural health – still on the waiting list

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 3:54 pm | New Zealand Rural General Practice Network

The Government’s election year budget has not delivered much-needed funding to primary care in rural New Zealand at a time when pressure is growing across a number of fronts for the sector, says New Zealand Rural General Practice Network chairperson ... 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 >>

National rural health conference Wellington

Friday, 24 March 2017, 12:34 pm | New Zealand Rural General Practice Network

Dr Peter Moodie, Dr Robyn Toomath, Dr Eric Crampton, mental health campaigner Matt Shirtcliff, former All Black Norm Hewitt, and clean water campaigner Marnie Prickett are amongst the line-up of keynote speakers at this year’s National Rural Health ... More >>

National Rural Health Conference 2017

Friday, 24 March 2017, 12:32 pm | New Zealand Rural General Practice Network

A line-up of keynote speakers will cover topical health issues such as “Is General Practice funding sustainable and equitable?” and “Are Health Care Homes our salvation?” (Dr Peter Moodie), bullying and family violence (Norm Hewitt), water quality (Marnie ... More >>

Proposed School of Rural Health a timely initiative

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 2:15 pm | New Zealand Rural General Practice Network

Today’s announcement by Otago and Auckland universities for a proposed School of Rural Health couldn’t be better timed and if implemented will underpin the rural health workforce for the medium to long term future, says New Zealand Rural General ... More >>

Water quality at the heart of healthy communities

Thursday, 23 February 2017, 4:07 pm | New Zealand Rural General Practice Network

The quality of New Zealand’s waterways and drinking water cannot be compromised and the health and wellbeing of people in rural communities must not be put at risk, even in the short term, says New Zealand Rural General Practice Network chairperson ... More >>

Rural General Practice Team of the Year Award 2017

Monday, 20 February 2017, 4:13 pm | NZ 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 >>

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 >>

   

 
 
 
 
 

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