The Policy Group assists the College to influence health policy development in New Zealand
The Group monitors and analyses the health environment for issues with implications for general practice and is alert to opportunities to provide a general practice, patient-centred and evidence-based perspective to stakeholders.
The Policy Group ensures that the views and concerns of general practitioners are reflected in College policy positions, and represented within the Government and other forums within the wider health sector.
The Policy Group seeks to identify any potential issues that may impact on general practice and primary care. Advice is provided to the College on strategies to manage the issue.