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.

Get going on the Foundation Standard

The Foundation Standard represents what is considered to be the minimum legal, professional, and regulatory requirements for general practice.

Practices with up-to-date accreditation against the CORNERSTONE®  Aiming for Excellence standard, meet the Foundation Standard.

The Foundation Standard is in the PHO Services Agreement and is included as the entry level criterion for general practices in the Ministry of Health’s Integrated Performance Incentive Framework (IPIF).

Read more about the Foundation Standard and what PHOS and practices need to do here.

Antibiotics and antimicrobial resistance

Issue three of the Policy Brief considers factors influencing the overuse and inappropriate use of antibiotics in primary care, and ways to address antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and avoiding entering a post-antibiotic era.

Read issue three of the Policy Brief here.

Conference for General Practice 2015

In 2015 we want to encourage our delegates to imagine how general practice will evolve; to use our conference as an opportunity to develop their own ideas with their peers and our speakers and presenters, and to be inspired by the innovations, and breakthroughs, being made by others.

31 July to 2 August 2015 at Claudelands Event Centre in Hamilton.

Register now to attend the Conference for General Practice 2015.

Board election - nominations now open

Nominations for the position of College Member for a term of three years are now open on our Board - closing on Friday 29 May.

You can find out more about the election process and download a nomination form 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!