The RNZCGP is the professional body that provides training and ongoing professional development for general practitioners and rural hospital generalists, and sets standards for general practice.

Latest edition of GP Pulse out now!

A big congratulations to the 25 members who attained Fellowship during the month of June, 2014.

The latest issue of GP Pulse is now available online.

Sixteen reasons for celebration

It was a multiple celebration for the health centres of the 16 Department of Corrections facilities recently when they all completed their CORNERSTONE® accreditation.

The occasion was marked by the presentation of a certificate from the College at Auckland Prison.

The programme, which started in Whanganui three years ago, set some real challenges for the assessment team.

College CEO Helen Morgan-Banda said the Corrections CORNERSTONE® programme was unique in that it covered multiple sites across New Zealand and had a patient base with a particular set of needs.

“The Corrections accreditations threw up a variety of challenges and also presented our assessors with some real insights into different types of primary care".

Read more in GP Pulse here




New Board Apprentice

The College Board has approved the appointment of Dr Kiriana Bird as the new Board Apprentice.

Kiri, of Ngati Raukawa descent, is a GP at Maori health provider, Te Taiwhenua o Heretaunga in Hastings. She graduated in 2006 and was made a Fellow of the College in August last year.

The Board Apprenticeship scheme was started in 2013 to give interested Fellows the opportunity to get governance experience they could then use in the College or more broadly. The first Apprentice, Dr Liza Lack, finished her tenure in March.

Thank you to everyone who attended the Conference for General Practice and the Quality Symposium this year.


Both events had a large number of attendees through the doors. The Air Force Museum was an amazing venue filled with character and history and it was great to be able to hold the Conference in Christchurch!