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22 Nov 2016 Member

Cricket, flu bugs and fast cars - meet Auckland GP John Cameron

Dr John Cameron has many loves, some of them quite contradictory. By his own admission this cheerful 61-year-old is a cricket tragic having watched, and treated, the New Zealand Black Caps for many years in destinations like Bangladesh and Zimbabwe.

17 Nov 2016 Practice

What practices need to know about NZULM

FAQs on the New Zealand Universal List of Medicines (NZULM)

4 Nov 2016 Sector

Cyber security risk - November 2016

The Ministry of Health was informed by the NZ Nursing Organisation (NZNO) that a successful phishing attack led to the release of a substantial dataset containing nurses names, email addresses and their NZNO member status.

4 Nov 2016 Sector

Raising awareness of funding issues

The College is constantly working hard to raise awareness of the shortage of GPs and the challenges surrounding health equity. This week we were pleased to be able to get these issues front and centre in the media.

2 Nov 2016 CollegePractice

Practice Ownership Guide Unveiled

“There is great satisfaction in being able to have a say in your workplace,” Board member Mark Peterson told an audience of sector representatives at today’s launch of the College’s Practice Ownership Guide.

1 Nov 2016 Member

Tall tales in Taranaki

Like most GPs with a few decades of practice behind them, Steve Finnigan has many a tale to tell.

25 Oct 2016 Member

Glowing Te Anau CME

Southland GPs gathered in Te Anau for a Faculty CME weekend

19 Oct 2016 Clinical

Wonder drug for COPD patients

Professor Lutz Beckert, a respiratory physician, challenges us to consider exercise as the only ‘drug’ that improves quality of life for 63%-83% of COPD patients.

18 Oct 2016 Member

Meet Anna-Marie O'Mahony - An Irish GP who doesn't see herself anywhere else

Dr Anna-Marie is a GP in her second year as a trainee, she came here all the way from Ireland in 2012 and as the title suggests, doesn’t see herself leaving New Zealand anytime soon. In the last couple of years Anna-Marie has been on placements all

11 Oct 2016 Sector

What practices need to know about NZULM

NZULM is the list of medicines for universal use across the health and disability sector in New Zealand. It provides an up-to-date, one-stop-shop of core and commonly used information about medicines

10 Oct 2016 Sector

Osteoporosis Awareness

A new campaign is being promoted across the globe to raise awareness of World Osteoporosis Day.

6 Oct 2016 Practice

Changes to CORNERSTONE® assessment IT platform

Important notice on changes to CORNERSTONE® assessment IT platform

4 Oct 2016 Member

Meet Dave Baldwin - Bulls' own Flying Doctor

Dr Dave is a no bull (get it?), to-the-point, passionate at what he does, tastefully crude and downright hilarious guy. His opening remarks when I asked how he was, “Oh yeah it’s all good here, I’m just sitting back, relaxing and smoking a cigar like

27 Sep 2016 College

College appoints new independent board member

College Board has appointed Anita Mazzoleni as a new independent board member replacing David Moore.

26 Sep 2016 College

2017 Conference for General Practice

Mark your calendars for 2017 Conference for General Practice and Quality Symposium in Dunedin

14 Sep 2016 Rural and Equity

Putting Māori context into GP training

This time last week some of our team attended the Wellington GPEP1 Māori Health Day which took place in Wellington at Te Papa and at Takapūwāhia Marae. Terina Moke (Tumuaki Māori), Tengaruru Wi-Neera (Principal Advisor – Māori) and Dr Rāwiri Keenan

8 Sep 2016 Rural and EquityCollege

Dr Lucy O'Hagan: Embrace other ways of seeing

Dr Lucy O'Hagan encouraged fellow GPs to embrace other ways of seeing and adopt a more 'reflective, patient-centred doctor narrative' in their practice

6 Sep 2016 Member

Meet Simon Meech - The man behind the medals

Dr Simon Meech is a GP who hails from the United Kingdom, and is also the proud father of two Olympic medallists from the 2016 Rio Olympics – Sam and Molly Meech. He and his family have lived life by and on the sea for much of their lives, and have s

30 Aug 2016 Member

Meet Peter Crampton - Pro Vice Chancellor, Dean and plenty in-between

Professor Peter Crampton knew at the end of his medical school years that for him, it was going to be general practice. He had considered other areas but it was his deep-rooted passion for the community setting that made the decision an easy one. It

23 Aug 2016 Member

Meet Jethro Le Roy – You’ll find him in his practice, or on the water

Dr Jethro Le Roy grew up in the Bay of Plenty town of Te Puke. He now lives in sunny Papamoa, right across from the beach. On top of being a GP, Jethro is also a GP teacher and an examiner for the College’s General Practice Education Programme.

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