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.

Proposal to provide clarity on status of fluoride substances

The Ministry of Health is seeking feedback on a proposed amendment to the regulations made under the Medicines Act 1981.

The proposal would provide greater clarity that the fluoride substances used to treat drinking water are not 'medicines'.

The proposed amendment has the benefit of preserving the status quo and providing legal clarity about the regulatory status of fluoride compounds used to treat community water supplies.

It would have no regulatory impact on manufacturers and suppliers of:   

  • medicines containing fluorides
  • fluorides used to treat community drinking water supplies.

Further information and to submit feedback, please visit Medsafe’s website here.
Submissions are due by Friday, 9 January 2015.


2014 Workforce Survey

The 2014 Workforce Survey is now available online.

The Survey provides the College, Government and other sector stakeholders with a strong knowledge base that will help inform future decisions about general practice in New Zealand.

You can read it here 

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!