Despite up to half of all cancer patients being considered as likely to benefit from radiation, less than a third will receive this type of treatment.
With the Australia and Rarotonga ‘travel bubble’ now open (and sometimes temporarily closed), it’s timely to review how we manage patients with suspicious respiratory and other COVID-19 symptoms.
No doctor wants to receive a complaint from the Health and Disability Commissioner (HDC) or worse, an adverse decision
Myopia (near sightedness) is a common refractive disorder due to changes in the axial length (too long), or changes in the refractive power of the eye's optical system (corneal protrusion resulting in steep corneal curvature).
Opinion piece from College Medical Director, Dr Bryan Betty, about the COVID-19 vaccine.
Opinion piece by Pacific Chapter Chair, Dr Api Talemaitoga about the challenges of education people about the health benefits of Immunisation.
On Wednesday, 3 February the College hosted Dr Nikki Turner, College Fellow and Director of the Immunisation Advisory Centre for a COVID-19 vaccine webinar. She was joined by President Dr Samantha Murton and Medical Director Dr Bryan Betty.
GP and College Clinical Lead Cathy Stephenson wants to provide GPs with the information they need to provide gender affirming healthcare.
Over the past year, the West Coast District Health Board (WCDHB) has taken several steps towards implementing a Rural Generalist (RG) model.
Sally Peet has worked as a Rural Generalist for the West Coast DHB since January 2020,
Becoming the College Board Apprentice provides an opportunity to gain valuable governance experience, develop insight and perspective, and build on existing skills.
The College Board is committed to working in a way that is more environmentally sustainable and part of that is providing members with better support and resources to reduce their carbon emissions.
College Fellow, Dr Pauline Horrill is a convenor and teacher of postgraduate primary health care papers at the University.
Alliance health Plus PHO held their annual awards recently, celebrating outstanding achievement in primary care.
The College would like the congratulate members Distinguished Fellow Dr Janet Frater and Dual Fellow Dr Derek Gibbons on their Queen's Birthday Honours.
Congratulations are in order for our College President Dr Samantha Murton, who has been appointed as a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM) in the 2021 Queen’s Birthday Honour. Dr Murton was recognised for her services to medical education
“What can I do outside my work as a GP to connect with my indigenous community and build empathy and trust?” asked registrar Dr David Burton in the wharenui at Te Aranga marae in Hastings.
The Meihana Model is a method of engaging with Māori patients.
An engaging three-day event you won't want to miss.