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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 >>

Tokoroa GP’s salary offer far from the norm

Friday, 26 February 2016, 12:47 pm | New Zealand Rural General Practice Network

Recent publicity around a Tokoroa GP's bid to attract a doctor to the town with a $400,000 salary package does not present a realistic picture of general practice across rural New Zealand. More >>

Faster broadband just the medicine

Tuesday, 6 October 2015, 4:13 pm | NZ Rural General Practice Network

The New Zealand Rural General Practice Network welcomes today’s announcement by Government to give almost all New Zealanders, regardless of where they live or work, access to broadband at peak speeds of at least 50 Mbps by 2025. More >>

Network recruits first permanent Nurse Practitioner

Friday, 25 September 2015, 12:16 pm | New Zealand Rural General Practice Network

In a first-ever recruitment appointment NZLocums has placed a Nurse Practitioner into a permanent role in a New Zealand rural general practice. More >>

Extended regional air service a good start

Monday, 31 August 2015, 3:25 pm | NZ Rural General Practice Network

Today's announcement that Jetstar will offer four extra regional destinations to its New Zealand routes and the suggestion that more will likely be added is positive news for regional and rural communities, says New Zealand Rural General Practice ... More >>

NZRGPN pleased with southern rural alliance outcome

Tuesday, 11 August 2015, 12:23 pm | Rural General Practice Network

The successful outcome of negotiations involving 38 rural South Island practices resulting in a proposal for provision and funding of health services to their communities has been applauded by the New Zealand Rural General Practice Network. More >>

More dollars for training Nurse Practitioners groundbreaking

Friday, 31 July 2015, 5:29 pm | Rural General Practice Network

More health dollars for training Nurse Practitioners ground breaking – NZRGPN chair The announcement by Health Minister Jonathan Coleman that an additional 20 training places would be allocated to Nurse Practitioners next year has been hailed ... More >>

Mental health funding initiative well timed

Thursday, 11 June 2015, 5:13 pm | NZ Rural General Practice Network

PRESS RELEASE issued by the New Zealand Rural General Practice Network for immediate use, June 11, 2015 More >>

Rural hospital doctor receives Peter Snow Award

Wednesday, 18 March 2015, 1:34 pm | NZ Rural General Practice Network

The 2015 Peter Snow Memorial Award has gone to Dr Katharina Blattner, a rural hospital doctor based in the Hokianga. More >>

New Network chairperson announced

Wednesday, 18 March 2015, 12:55 pm | Rural General Practice Network

Geraldine-Temuka-based nurse practitioner Sharon Hansen is the new interim chairperson of the New Zealand Rural General Practice Network. More >>

Retention of GPs on Long Term Skill Shortage List applauded

Thursday, 18 December 2014, 4:50 pm | New Zealand Rural General Practice Network

A decision by The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment not to remove GPs from its Long Term Skill Shortage List (LTSSL) is a common sense decision in light of ongoing and growing GP shortages in many parts of rural New Zealand. More >>

New CE brings sector knowledge and experience to NZRGPN

Friday, 5 December 2014, 11:54 am | Rural General Practice Network

Former Cancer Society head Dalton Kelly is the New Zealand Rural General Practice Network’s new Chief Executive Officer. More >>

New health minister hears rural health’s big issues

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 12:34 pm | Rural General Practice Network

Key rural health priorities and issues were on the agenda when New Zealand Rural General Practice Network leaders met with new health minister Jonathan Coleman this week. More >>

NZRGPN slams Air NZ decision to cut provincial routes

Wednesday, 12 November 2014, 4:40 pm | New Zealand Rural General Practice Network

The country’s foremost national advocate for rural general practice has joined the chorus of condemnation on Air NZ’s decision to cut some provincial air routes from its repertoire. More >>

NZRGPN focuses on mental health

Wednesday, 8 October 2014, 3:18 pm | NZRGPN

Rural folk who are feeling anxious, stressed, depressed or suicidal must talk to their GP or health professional sooner rather than later. That’s the message from the New Zealand Rural General Practice Network in line with Mental Health Awareness ... More >>

Big turn-out to Alliancing workshop

Friday, 5 September 2014, 3:56 pm | Rural General Practice Network

More than 80 representatives from rural general practices New Zealand-wide, DHBs, PHOs and other allied rural sector organisations attended a workshop in Wellington on September 4 to hear about and discuss the new Alliancing era and its impact on ... More >>

Network applauds extra rural medical student allocation

Thursday, 17 July 2014, 12:06 pm | Rural General Practice Network

The announcement by Health Minister Tony Ryall of an additional 34 medical places for students next year at the country’s two medical schools, 17 of which will be earmarked for rural students is extremely encouraging, says New Zealand Rural General ... More >>

Network applauds change to controlled drugs prescribing

Wednesday, 2 July 2014, 1:25 pm | NZ Rural General Practice Network

Change to legislation which enables nurse practitioners to become authorised prescribers removes another barrier to delivering better quality health care to patients, says New Zealand Rural General Practice Network deputy chair and Temuka nurse practitioner ... More >>

Health budget positive overall but little for rural NZ

Thursday, 15 May 2014, 5:26 pm | New Zealand Rural General Practice Network

An increase of $1.8 billion dollars to the health budget overall appears a good thing, but as always the devil is in the detail, says New Zealand Rural General Practice Network chairman Dr Jo Scott-Jones. More >>

Politicians to front-up at rural health conference

Monday, 10 March 2014, 4:17 pm | NZ Rural General Practice Network

With a general election looming towards the end of 2014, a major feature of the New Zealand Rural General Practice Network conference in Wellington this month will be a political forum attended by MPs from the main political parties. More >>

   

 
 
 
 
 

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