Inclusivity for transgender people

10 Nov 2021

Tips for ensuring transgender/intersex/non-binary /takatāpui/MVPAFF+ people feel safe and included when checking in to get vaccinated.

Insurance Agents asking for notes as patient representative

26 Oct 2021

Over the last few years, we have seen an increasing number of cases where patients have approached an insurance broker to arrange health or life cover.

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Introducing the Brain Injury Screening Tool

23 Sep 2021

Professor Alice Theadom from the ACC Concussion Clinical Expert Group spoke at GP21: the conference for general practice about a new tool that has been developed to help health practitioners' assess and manage suspected brain injury (or concussion).

ACC on concussion and other conundrums

13 Sep 2021

New Zealand is a nation of sports fanatics, farmers, and DIYers. We put our bodies on the line, and consequently, record over 35,000 concussions or traumatic brain injuries (TBI) in New Zealand every year. Paul Abernathy, a sports physiotherapist, cr

Cancer doesn’t stop, so we won’t either

26 Aug 2021

The demand for Cancer Society services has never been higher. Every day, 71 New Zealanders are diagnosed with cancer.

What can the Titanic teach us about the new health reforms

25 Aug 2021

In April the Government announced major health reforms that would see all 20 DHBs replaced by a single health agency,

Modern slavery – it’s here; know the signs

24 Aug 2021

Dr Jan Shapcott spoke recently at GP21: the conference for general practice about modern slavery. Her key message was that it’s here in New Zealand.

Burn out tips for the professionally flammable

19 Aug 2021

Some tips from Nigel Latta's presentation at GP:21 the Conference for General Practice.

Ending the doctor patient relationship; easier said than done?

29 Jul 2021

Dr Peter Moodie discusses a recent HDC report.

Is Dry July preceded by monsoon June?

29 Jul 2021

College Fellow Dr Tony Farrell discusses Dry July. Is it the gimmick he believed it to be?

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Rural

Introducing Dr Jennifer James – Chair of the Board of Studies

Dr Jenny James is originally from the UK, where she first discovered her love of rural medicine in Wick, a tiny place in the remote far North of Scotland.

Andrew Morgan: new Chair of the DRHM

Meet Dr Andrew Morgan, the new Chair of the Division or Rural Hospital Medicine.

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College

Five minutes is all it takes to make a difference

An important part of the College’s work is to advocate on behalf of our 5,500 members – bringing to light the issues general practitioners and rural hospital doctors are facing in the workforce, and influencing change.

GP21 a vibrant, thoughtful, successful conference

Opening GP21: the conference for general practice on the morning of Friday, 6 August, President Dr Samantha Murton said she couldn’t sugar-coat how tough the past 18 months had been.

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Sector

Tips to grow the business side of a practice

Running a business is not easy and growing a practice can be daunting. Leicester Gouwland from Findex Financial Services provides some useful tips.

Cyber Smart week

It’s Cyber Smart Week, a timely reminder to think, ‘is our practice prepared against cyber-attacks?’

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Member

Conference for junior doctors aims to build on bonds of shared experience

Ralston D’Souza, a rural registrar at Westend Medical Centre in Rotorua, is one of several junior doctors whose personal experience of residency motivated him to take action to bring his fellow residents closer together.

Dr Bev Lawton – a driving force for women’s health

If you needed to find an advocate for women’s health, there is no need to look further than Distingushed Fellow Dr Bev Lawton.

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Clinical

Inclusivity for transgender people

Tips for ensuring transgender/intersex/non-binary /takatāpui/MVPAFF+ people feel safe and included when checking in to get vaccinated.

Insurance Agents asking for notes as patient representative

Over the last few years, we have seen an increasing number of cases where patients have approached an insurance broker to arrange health or life cover.

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Equity

The importance of equity in vaccination

Opinion piece By Dr Maia Melbourne-Wilcox (FRNZCGP) and Professor Sue Crengle By about the importance of equity in vaccination.

Meet the College's new Equity Advisors

The College welcomes Shehara Farik and Denzel Lumatia-Paki, our two new Auckland-based Equity Advisers (Pasifika and Rural), to the team.

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