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Sunday Is World Family Doctor Day

Friday, 17 May 2024, 9:32 am | Royal NZ College of General Practitioners

Since 2010, the World Organisation of Family Doctors (WONCA) has celebrated World Family Doctor Day on 19 May. It is a day to acknowledge the immense contribution of GPs, family doctors and primary health care teams worldwide. More >>

College Of GPs Welcomes New Chief Executive

Thursday, 16 May 2024, 4:14 pm | Royal NZ College of General Practitioners

The Board of The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners is delighted to announce the appointment of Toby Beaglehole as College Chief Executive, effective Tuesday 4 June 2024. More >>

Clarification On Comments Made By The New Zealand Resident Doctors' Association

Wednesday, 24 April 2024, 3:33 pm | Royal NZ College of General Practitioners

The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners wishes to provide clarification in respect of comments made by the New Zealand Resident Doctors Association (RDA) about the bargaining between the RDA and Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand. The College ... More >>

Clarification On Comments Made By The New Zealand Resident Doctors' Association

Wednesday, 24 April 2024, 10:43 am | Royal NZ College of General Practitioners

The College employs the bulk of first year GP registrars on a collective agreement between the College and the RDA. More >>

Recognition Of General Practice’s Crucial Role In Childhood Immunisations Welcomed

Thursday, 14 March 2024, 1:51 pm | Royal NZ College of General Practitioners

The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners welcomes the decision that the important role general practices play in the delivery of childhood immunisations will be recognised with more funding. In discussion last night at the General Practice ... More >>

GPs Working For Free To Complete Crucial Patient Follow-up - Study Shows

Thursday, 7 March 2024, 4:53 pm | Royal NZ College of General Practitioners

The well-documented workforce shortages have meant that specialist GPs and rural hospital doctors are having to take on more work and work longer hours. To understand how widespread this issue is, and how it is truly impacting our membership of over ... More >>

General Practice Investment Is Critical When One Million Kiwis Can’t Access Our Services

Thursday, 21 December 2023, 1:06 pm | Royal NZ College of General Practitioners

The New Zealand Health Survey , published last week, is the latest data snapshot highlighting the urgent need for action to address the workforce crisis in primary health care. The Ministry of Health run survey is the main source of data on the ... More >>

Tobacco And Vaping Law Changes Show Shocking Lack Of Commitment To Health Of New Zealanders

Tuesday, 28 November 2023, 2:26 pm | Royal NZ College of General Practitioners

Smoking is the largest cause of preventable death and disease in Aotearoa and kills around 5,000 people every year. The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners has joined its health sector colleagues to express disbelief over the announced changes ... More >>

Record Numbers To Start Specialist GP Training In 2024

Monday, 20 November 2023, 10:08 am | Royal NZ College of General Practitioners

In January 2024, 239 medical graduates will start their three-year training programme to become specialist general practitioners through The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners. College President Dr Samantha Murton says, "This is ... More >>

College Of GPs Welcome Commitment To Grow Aotearoa’s Health Workforce

Wednesday, 13 September 2023, 12:54 pm | Royal NZ College of General Practitioners

The Health Minister’s commitment to growing the workforce is a welcome step in addressing the issues that all health workers are facing, says The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners. College President Dr Samantha Murton says, "All ... More >>

Haere Mai! College Of GPs Thrilled To Welcome More International GPs

Thursday, 12 May 2022, 4:06 pm | Royal NZ College of General Practitioners

Yesterday’s announcement by the Government to fast-track residency applications for overseas trained general practitioners has been applauded by The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners. General practitioners and rural hospital doctors ... More >>

Vaccination Mandate Keeps GPs (and Patients) Safe, And Practices Open For Business

Tuesday, 8 March 2022, 4:44 pm | Royal NZ College of General Practitioners

The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners is concerned about comments made by the judiciary regarding the importance of protections of health services provided in the community. The judge’s comments imply that GPs are dealing with ... More >>

GPs Ask Patients For Patience As They Tackle Omicron

Friday, 4 March 2022, 10:13 am | Royal NZ College of General Practitioners

With daily COVID cases numbers continuing to rise, general practitioners are asking for patience and understanding from the public as they continue to work at the forefront of community medicine. The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners Medical ... More >>

GPs Worried That RATs Will Cause Spats

Thursday, 24 February 2022, 12:12 pm | Royal NZ College of General Practitioners

The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners is frustrated that general practices have not received sufficient time to prepare for the increased use of Rapid Antigen Test (RATs) in practices and are worried about unnecessary stress being placed ... More >>

Top GPs Confirm New Zealanders’ Healthcare Needs Will Always Be Paramount

Wednesday, 23 February 2022, 4:54 pm | Royal NZ College of General Practitioners

Following the release of the NZMA’s ‘red letter’ The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (the College) and General Practice New Zealand (GPNZ) are clear that general practice will continue to be a vital part of Aotearoa’s COVID-19 ... More >>

Omicron Is Not Delta: Dealing With COVID In The Future Requires A Change In Mindset

Wednesday, 16 February 2022, 9:03 am | Royal NZ College of General Practitioners

The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners says there needs to be a change in mindset for how we deal with COVID-19 in the future. Since the beginning of the pandemic, we have worked to eliminate COVID-19 and keep community transmission ... More >>

Omicron Forces College Of GPs To Change Clinical Exams

Thursday, 3 February 2022, 3:25 pm | Royal NZ College of General Practitioners

The Board of The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners has announced that the College will not proceed with its registrars’ first year clinical exams that were planned to commence at the end of February 2022. Instead, this cohort of ... More >>

Māori And Pasifika Hardest Hit By Delta; What Will We Do Differently With Omicron?

Thursday, 27 January 2022, 6:28 pm | Royal NZ College of General Practitioners

Health inequities are not new and have sadly played out again throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Analysis of New Zealand’s earlier COVID-19 outbreaks showed clear and predictable inequities, such as Māori being 2.5 times more likely to require hospitalisations ... More >>

Red, Orange, Green - Your GP Is Always Here For You

Wednesday, 26 January 2022, 10:20 am | Royal NZ College of General Practitioners

With all of New Zealand now under the red traffic light setting and recognising that we already have a stretched workforce, The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners would like to remind the public that general practice clinics are still ... More >>

GPs Receive International Recognition For Contribution To General Practice

Monday, 6 December 2021, 10:46 am | Royal NZ College of General Practitioners

The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners congratulates Professor Felicity Goodyear-Smith and Dr Jo Scott-Jones who have been awarded Fellowship of the World Organization of Family Doctors (WONCA). These Fellowships were awarded (virtually) ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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