The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners' Māori Strategy is designed to maximise the College's and its members' contribution to achieving health equity for Māori.
The Māori Strategy was launched at Parliament on 19 July 2012. View further information about the launch and the strategy here.
Please note this document is available online only.
General practice is at the heart of work to improve patients’ access to services, integrate care across primary and secondary settings and provide more care closer to home. Integrate and Innovate: tips and tools from integrated family health services in New Zealand is the College’s resource that highlights innovation in the sector and provides advice, ideas and inspiration for practitioners who are developing integrated models of care.
The booklet showcases eight integrated health services operating throughout New Zealand. It provides real-life solutions they have developed for tackling challenges, examples of developments that have been effective, and advice from those who have already gone through the transition to integrated models of care.
The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners advocates that all doctors working in general practice have specific post-graduate (vocational) training.
View the College's Statement of Vocational Training below:
Aiming for Excellence is the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners’ standard for general practice. It contains indicators and criteria that identify minimum legal and safety standards and those that pose significant risk as defined by the College. These reflect a sample of quality measurements considered important by all stakeholders, including patients.
Further information about Aiming for Excellence can be found here.
Clinical Effectiveness Modules are learning and improvement resources, which incorporate evidence, information, guidance, tools and processes to encourage learning and best-practice improvements. They provide a simple, systematic method to understand actual and potential problems associated with current processes and identify solutions; they can be applied to any topic of interest, including practice, organisation or a clinical activity.
The College and the Alcohol Advisory Council of New Zealand (now part of the Health Promotion Agency) have developed a clinical effectiveness module which is intended as an implementation guide for practices wishing to uptake the ABC Alcohol Approach.
ABC Alcohol is an opportunistic approach which is used to identify and provide brief advice to patients who engage in harmful drinking. The module covers the basic concepts of ABC alcohol, programme training, IT support for the approach, relevant resources, and integration with College programmes.
Funding from the Ministry of Health (MOH) has been allocated to support brief interventions in general practice and other settings. Uptake of the programme is voluntary and PHOs and practices are encouraged to contact MOH for further information regarding funding.
This module contains resources to support practice teams who are undertaking a critical review of their processes related to good communication with patients with limited English proficiency.