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.

RNZCGP Consultation Requests

The College has reviewed its standard for general practice, Aiming for Excellence, and is now consulting with stakeholders. The revised document for comment can be found here.

The intent of the College is that the revised Aiming for Excellence should align with the structure and incentives Integrated Performance Incentive Framework (IPIF), which the Ministry of Health is currently developing.

Your feedback is valued by the College. You can access to the survey here, your participation would be greatly appreciated. The closing date for submissions is Friday 28 November 2014.




New Board Apprentice

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

Kiri, of Ngati Raukawa and Ngati Porou 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!