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New Zealand's specialist GPs and rural hospital doctors train with us. We set the standards for safe, equitable practices, and we're the proud voice of more than 90 percent of GPs and rural hospital doctors.

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Take the next step in your career and specialise as a general practitioner or a rural hospital doctor. We also welcome overseas-trained doctors who have a range of options for becoming New Zealand GPs.

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Long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) training

In 2022, Te Whatu Ora Health New Zealand contracted The New Zealand College of Sexual and Reproductive Health (NZCSRH) and The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners, to work together to provide long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARC) training support.

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GP23: the Conference for General Practice

Conference abstracts are open

We've opened the call for abstracts for GP23. While we’re off the mark early this time, abstracts don’t close until Friday 31 March so there’s plenty of time for idea generation or working a research concept into a presentable idea. We’re so excited to hear what you come up with this time.

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Showcasing what we're proud of

Read our annual report

The annual report is our chance to highlight the great work of our members and the College, through stories, case studies, graphics, and imagery.


Get into Te Whanake

Our continuing professional development programme helps members develop learning goals and then track and maintain the ongoing education they need to do each year.

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See your member benefits

Each year our members pay a subscription fee, which gives them several membership benefits. There's savings, mental health support, learning tools and more.

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The Foundation Standard

Completion of The Foundation Standard is compulsory for general practices in Aotearoa who wish to receive Government funding.

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Fund your research

We fund research that benefits general practice, rural general practice, and rural hospital medicine. People don’t need to be doctors or College members to apply.

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Meet our leadership team

Our leadership team sets the tone and direction for the College, under the guidelines of Te Rautaki, our Statement of Strategic Intent. Lynne Hayman, our Chief Executive, is pictured left.

College leadership team

Dr Jason Tuhoe talks about general practice

The GP life chose me

Dr Jason Tuhoe is a Fellow of the College and says the GP life chose him.

“I saw during my training that general practice is about relationships and I couldn’t get that in the same, meaningful way in a hospital."

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What does the GP workforce look like in Aotearoa?

Learn more about the facts and figures of general practice and rural hospital medicine in New Zealand.

Data and statistics