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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 >>

College Of GPs Awards Honorary Fellowships To Teachers

Tuesday, 20 October 2020, 4:08 pm | Royal NZ College of General Practitioners

Ms Jill Muirhead of Wanaka and Ms Wendy Finnie of Dunedin have been awarded Honorary Fellowship of The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners for their work teaching ultrasound to rural hospital doctors. Both women teach postgraduate papers ... More >>

Champion Of Mental Health And Compassionate Care Receives GP Award

Tuesday, 20 October 2020, 4:06 pm | Royal NZ College of General Practitioners

Dr Graeme Kidd of Howick, Auckland has been awarded a Community Service Medal by The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners for his commitment to compassionate medicine. Dr Kidd has worked as a full-time GP for 42 years, practicing GP obstetrics ... More >>

Medal in memory of slain doctor awarded to Taumarunui GP

Tuesday, 20 October 2020, 11:26 am | Royal NZ College of General Practitioners

Dr Caitlin Whitford, a rural hospital doctor working in Turangi, has become the first recipient of the Dr Amjad Hamid Medal. She was awarded the prize because she was the top performing candidate in the University of Otago’s GENA 728 paper, which ... More >>

Top-performing GPs Celebrated In College Awards

Tuesday, 20 October 2020, 10:25 am | Royal NZ College of General Practitioners

The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners is today celebrating 12 high-achieving GPs with the announcement of its annual award recipients. This year GPs have been recognised in six categories. Dr Chris Reid (UK, formerly Northland) and Dr Graham ... More >>

Congratulations To New Zealand’s 191 New GPs

Tuesday, 20 October 2020, 10:05 am | Royal NZ College of General Practitioners

A new batch of general practitioners has just been made, with 191 GPs graduating their speciality training from The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners. The GPs, who all completed their specialist training over the previous 12 months ... More >>

First GP, Now MP - College Congratulations New GP Members Of Parliament

Monday, 19 October 2020, 12:25 pm | Royal NZ College of General Practitioners

The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners is today congratulating Dr Neru Leavas and Dr Gaurav Sharma, two newly minted Members of Parliament who are also general practitioners and members of the College. GP and small business owner, ... More >>

New Research Proves GPs Continued To Deliver High Level Of Care During Lockdown

Friday, 9 October 2020, 8:46 am | Royal NZ College of General Practitioners

New research published today in The New Zealand Medical Journal shows that during lockdown GPs delivered the same level of care they usually would, just in a different way. On 21 March 2020 The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners advised ... More >>

College Of GPs Welcomes Commitment To Tackle Rheumatic Fever

Monday, 5 October 2020, 10:56 am | Royal NZ College of General Practitioners

The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners is welcoming yesterday’s announcement to invest $55 million in tackling the root causes of rheumatic fever. The College are vocal critics of New Zealand’s rheumatic fever statistics and strong ... More >>

Know What’s Normal, Chat To Your GP And Do The Best For Your Breasts

Thursday, 1 October 2020, 9:09 am | Royal NZ College of General Practitioners

As we pin our pink ribbons on for October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners is reminding people to touch, look, and check their breasts and if anything isn’t normal, call your GP. Querying ... More >>

New Study Shows GPs Are Increasingly Crucial To Cancer Care In New Zealand

Thursday, 24 September 2020, 9:25 am | Royal NZ College of General Practitioners

A new study published in the Journal of Primary Health Care shows that GPs should be involved in all stages of New Zealander’s cancer care for patients to have the best chance of success. One in three New Zealanders who get cancer can be cured now ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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