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College Of GPs Applauds Announcement Of Lifesaving Self-test For Cervical Cancer

Monday, 10 May 2021, 12:02 pm | Royal NZ College of General Practitioners

The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners has applauded the Government’s announcement yesterday that a self-test for cervical cancer will be available from 2023. President Dr Samantha Murton says, "Patients dying from a preventable ... More >>

GPs Optimistic About Realistic Plan For New Zealand’s Health Future

Wednesday, 21 April 2021, 9:53 am | Royal NZ College of General Practitioners

The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners today commended the efficiencies, access to healthcare for all, and prominence and importance of equity that was outlined in today’s Health and Disability System Review announcement. Dr Samantha Murton, ... More >>

HPV Screening Delays Mean Māori And Pacific Women Are Dying

Thursday, 15 April 2021, 9:27 am | Royal NZ College of General Practitioners

New Zealand’s Māori and Pacific women are dying at two-three times the rate of other women because the way we screen for cervical cancer isn’t as good as it could be. Dr Samantha Murton is the President of The Royal New Zealand College of General ... More >>

College Of General Practitioners Marks Death Of Patron

Saturday, 10 April 2021, 6:09 am | Royal NZ College of General Practitioners

The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners is today marking the death of their patron, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Prince Phillip had been patron of the College for 47 years, since he formally handed over ... More >>

College Of GPs Releases Latest Workforce Survey Data

Friday, 2 April 2021, 2:39 pm | Royal NZ College of General Practitioners

The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners has today released the results of its biennial Workforce Survey showing that changes need to be made at a Government level to ensure the sustainability of community medicine in New Zealand. See the ... More >>

GPs Keen To Hear More About Prime Minister’s Focus On Primary Health Care

Tuesday, 30 March 2021, 11:44 am | Royal NZ College of General Practitioners

The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners are keen to hear more about the Prime Minister’s focus on primary health care the comments she made to media yesterday. Appearing on The AM Show, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said, in response ... More >>

Moving Responsibility For Fluoride In Water To Health A ‘victory For Science’ Says GPs

Friday, 19 March 2021, 10:09 am | Royal NZ College of General Practitioners

The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners is praising the Government’s law change proposal to give the Director-General of Health control over water fluoridation. President, Dr Samantha Murton says, "the College supports evidence-based medicine, ... More >>

Immigration Changes Just What The Doctor Ordered

Monday, 15 March 2021, 11:27 am | Royal NZ College of General Practitioners

The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners is today praising a change by the Government that will allow overseas-trained doctors to work in New Zealand more easily. On Saturday, Immigration New Zealand removed the visa exemption expiry ... More >>

New Zealand’s GPs Happy With Rollout Sequencing, Keen To See The Detail Of ‘how’

Wednesday, 10 March 2021, 3:16 pm | Royal NZ College of General Practitioners

The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners is pleased to hear that today’s vaccine rollout plan will get the country’s GPs and general practice staff vaccinated soon. President Dr Samantha Murton says, "For over a year our GP members have ... More >>

Survey Results Raise Concern For The Health And Sustainability Of General Practice

Tuesday, 9 March 2021, 10:03 am | Royal NZ College of General Practitioners

Two recent surveys from The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners have signalled real concern about an increase in GP burnout, the number of GPs intending to retire, and the sustainability of the sector. The College runs its Workforce Survey ... More >>

Applications Open For 2022 General Practice And Rural Hospital Medicine Training

Monday, 22 February 2021, 1:50 pm | Royal NZ College of General Practitioners

The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners has opened applications for doctors wanting to specialise in general practice and/or rural hospital medicine, starting in February 2022. The two qualifications, which can be undertaken separately, ... More >>

General Practice Students Fly High In Recent Exams

Monday, 22 February 2021, 10:09 am | Royal NZ College of General Practitioners

The future of general practice is in good hands after two of the highest pass rates in recent years were achieved by registrars (trainee GPs) in their recent clinical and written exams. A total of 218 registrars took part in 2020’s end of year General ... More >>

GPs Reminding Aucklanders They’re ‘open For Business’ Despite Level 3 Restrictions.

Monday, 15 February 2021, 11:26 am | Royal NZ College of General Practitioners

The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners is reminding Aucklanders that, despite Level 3 restrictions, general practices are open for business. The College’s medical director, Dr Bryan Betty said, "It’s really important ... More >>

214 Doctors Representing 28 Ethnicities Start Specialist GP Training

Monday, 1 February 2021, 1:30 pm | Royal NZ College of General Practitioners

Across New Zealand this week, 214 doctors will begin their training to become specialist general practitioners. The new cohort of GP registrars are a diverse bunch of New Zealanders that represent 28 ethnicities including Māori, Pacific Islanders, Asian, ... More >>

College Of GPs Introduces New Options For Training More Rural Hospital Doctors

Tuesday, 26 January 2021, 12:36 pm | Royal NZ College of General Practitioners

The Division of Rural Hospital Medicine, part of The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners, has introduced a new scheme that will help doctors train faster to become Rural Hospital Doctors if they’ve already specialised in emergency medicine, ... More >>

College Of GPs Calls For Increased Testing For COVID-19

Monday, 25 January 2021, 11:09 am | Royal NZ College of General Practitioners

The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners has this morning asked all its GP members to increase swabbing for COVID-19 after the news yesterday of a community case in Northland. President Dr Samantha Murton and Medical Director Dr Bryan Betty ... More >>

College Of GPs Calls PHARMAC’s Diabetes Decision Today A ‘win For Equity’

Monday, 21 December 2020, 12:39 pm | Royal NZ College of General Practitioners

Today’s decision by PHARMAC to fund two new medications for the management of Type 2 diabetes, and to especially make them available for Māori and Pacific patients is a win for equity says The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners. ... More >>

GPs Frustrated By PHARMAC’s Lack Of Progress On Better Meds For Type 2 Diabetics

Tuesday, 24 November 2020, 10:04 am | Royal NZ College of General Practitioners

PHARMAC has put the brakes on two new medications that would greatly improve treatment options for Type 2 diabetics, frustrating The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners. There are 220,000 New Zealanders living with Type 2 diabetes, and ... More >>

GP College Says Cannabis Health Issues Won’t Go Away With ‘no’ Vote

Friday, 30 October 2020, 2:56 pm | Royal NZ College of General Practitioners

The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners has today reminded people that the health issues associated with cannabis use won’t go away because today’s preliminary referendum vote was ‘no’. Leading into the referendum vote the College ... More >>

GPs Cautious About ‘yes’ Vote On End Of Life Choice Bill

Friday, 30 October 2020, 2:18 pm | Royal NZ College of General Practitioners

In 12 months’ time some of New Zealand’s GPs could be enabling their patient to end their life after today’s preliminary ‘yes’ vote in the End of Life Bill referendum. In a similar way to the abortion legislation, GPs will work within the ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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