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Rural Hospital Council Elects Four New Doctor Members

Tuesday, 4 August 2020, 9:57 am | Royal NZ College of General Practitioners

The Division of Rural Hospital Medicine of New Zealand (DRHMNZ) announced the appointment of four new doctors to its Division Council at its AGM on Thursday 23 July. Drs Munanga Mwandila (Christchurch), Jenny James (Queenstown), Andrew Morgan (Blenheim) and Marek ... More >>

New Study Shows That New Zealanders Die Before Australians

Monday, 3 August 2020, 1:49 pm | Royal NZ College of General Practitioners

New research published today in the Journal of Primary Health Care shows that New Zealanders will die earlier than Australians and its heart disease and cancer that will do it. The research calculated five indicators of old-age structure to find ... More >>

Dr Rachel Mackie And Dr Jason Tuhoe To Lead Nationwide Doctor’s Group

Monday, 3 August 2020, 1:06 pm | Royal NZ College of General Practitioners

Dr Rachel Mackie (Ngati Wai, Ngati Hine, Ngati Whatua) has been named as the new Chair of Te Akoranga a Māui, The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners Māori representative group. Tokoroa GP Dr Jason Tuhoe (Hauraki, Ngā Puhi, Ngāti ... More >>

GPs Say Health And Disability Review ‘ambitious And Appropriate’

Tuesday, 16 June 2020, 11:41 am | Royal NZ College of General Practitioners

The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners has called the final report of The Health and Disability System Review ‘progressive and promising’, saying this is a once in a generation opportunity for change and improvement to New Zealand’s ... More >>

New Research Shows New Zealand Health System Not Coping With Chronic Illnesses

Monday, 15 June 2020, 11:01 am | Royal NZ College of General Practitioners

New research published today by the Journal of Primary Health Care, which is produced by The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners shows that the New Zealand health system is not well set up to deal with multimorbidities. The research shows ... More >>

Kiwis Need To Keep Up With Smear Tests, Immunisations, And Blood Pressure Checks

Thursday, 30 April 2020, 2:40 pm | Royal NZ College of General Practitioners

It’s fair to say that injections and smear tests aren’t everybody’s favourite but they’re necessary and need to be done - even during a global pandemic. The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners is reminding New Zealanders that ... More >>

Kiwis getting sicker because they’re putting off seeing GPs

Wednesday, 8 April 2020, 3:44 pm | Royal NZ College of General Practitioners

New Zealanders are getting sicker because great numbers of people have stopped calling their GPs during the lockdown, despite clinics being open and safe. More >>

New Zealand’s General Practitioners Are A Workforce In Crisis

Thursday, 2 April 2020, 3:44 pm | Royal NZ College of General Practitioners

A survey conducted by The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners yesterday shows that GPs are at breaking point. The College is calling on the Government for urgent action to address the health crisis that GPs now find themselves in as a result ... More >>

GPs Open For Business - But Changing The Way They See Patients

Sunday, 22 March 2020, 2:03 pm | Royal NZ College of General Practitioners

To help reduce the spread of COVID-19 GPs have been asked to rapidly move to doing more of their consultations by phone, email and video. Patients requiring in person GP appointments will still get them, but non-urgent, routine appointments will be ... More >>

GPs Welcome Cash Injection To Help Fight COVID-19

Tuesday, 17 March 2020, 3:08 pm | Royal NZ College of General Practitioners

The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners has welcomed the Government’s $500 million for health, announced today in the COVID-19 rescue package, and is looking forward to hearing the detail of how it will be rolled out. GPs are particularly ... More >>

GPs "wholeheartedly Endorse" Government Ban On Mass Gatherings

Monday, 16 March 2020, 4:28 pm | Royal NZ College of General Practitioners

The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners wholeheartedly endorse the Government’s announcement today that bans public gatherings over 500 people, held outdoors or indoors. Dr Samantha Murton, President of the College said, "Our ... More >>

New Medal Honours Dr Amjad Hamid, Killed In Christchurch Mosque Attack

Tuesday, 10 March 2020, 9:28 am | Royal NZ College of General Practitioners

A new medal will honour the memory of Dr Amjad Hamid, who was tragically killed in March 2019’s Christchurch mosque attack. The medal has been developed by The Royal New Zealand College of GPs because Dr Amjad Hamid, a heart doctor and a rural ... More >>

WONCA Conference Postponed Because Of COVID-19

Tuesday, 3 March 2020, 9:51 am | Royal NZ College of General Practitioners

  The WONCA (world organisation of family doctors) conference that was to be held in Auckland in late April has been postponed. The Board of The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners made this necessary and prudent decision ... More >>

Registrations top 1000 for family doctor conference

Monday, 10 February 2020, 10:19 am | Royal NZ College of General Practitioners

More than 1000 GPs, nurses, and health professionals have now registered to come to Auckland in April for the Asia-Pacific regional conference on family medicine. More delegates are expected to register in the coming weeks. The WONCA (world organisation ... More >>

GPs welcome mental health funding announcement

Thursday, 30 May 2019, 5:03 pm | Royal NZ College of General Practitioners

Today’s Budget announcements will provide New Zealanders with better access to mental health services, says Dr Samantha Murton, President of The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners. More >>

College Chief Executive appointed

Tuesday, 28 May 2019, 11:30 am | Royal NZ College of General Practitioners

The Board of The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners is delighted to announce the appointment of Lynne Hayman as College Chief Executive, effective 1 July 2019. More >>

Does your GP wear a cape? You bet they do!

Tuesday, 14 May 2019, 2:23 pm | Royal NZ College of General Practitioners

We all need one, most of us have had the same one for years, they know our most personal details, and are trained to care for us. Who are these mysterious superheroes? They’re your GPs. More >>

College Chief Executive resigns

Wednesday, 21 November 2018, 4:16 pm | Royal NZ College of General Practitioners

The Board of The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners today announced the resignation of its Chief Executive Helen Morgan-Banda. The Board thanked Ms Morgan-Banda for her service to the College since her appointment as CEO in 2012. "We would ... More >>

Dr Samantha Murton wins College Presidential election

Friday, 16 November 2018, 10:38 am | Royal NZ College of General Practitioners

Dr Samantha Murton, a GP from Wellington, has been elected President of The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (the College), winning the Presidential election by a clear margin. More >>

RNZCGP President steps down

Friday, 24 August 2018, 12:08 pm | Royal NZ College of General Practitioners

The President of The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners, Dr Tim Malloy, announced today that he is stepping down from his role. More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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