Two lessons and an argument for data from recent HDC complaint

9 Apr 2021

No doctor wants to receive a complaint from the Health and Disability Commissioner (HDC) or worse, an adverse decision

Here’s looking at you

26 Mar 2021

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).

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Two lessons and an argument for data from recent HDC complaint

9 Apr 2021

No doctor wants to receive a complaint from the Health and Disability Commissioner (HDC) or worse, an adverse decision

Here’s looking at you

26 Mar 2021

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).

Kiwis need to get stuck into COVID-19 vaccine

24 Mar 2021

Opinion piece from College Medical Director, Dr Bryan Betty, about the COVID-19 vaccine.

Get ready for the new Privacy Act

4 Mar 2021

The Privacy Act 2020 comes into effect on the 1 December. But what does this mean for GPs and other professionals working in the health sector?

Finding a needle in the haystack

4 Mar 2021

Opinion piece by Dr Louise Bicknell about a genetic diagnosis for a one-in-a-million condition.

Protecting ourselves, our families and communities

3 Mar 2021

Opinion piece by Pacific Chapter Chair, Dr Api Talemaitoga about the challenges of education people about the health benefits of Immunisation.

COVID-19 vaccine webinar (member login required)

4 Feb 2021

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.

Bridging the information gap in gender-affirming healthcare

5 Jan 2021

GP and College Clinical Lead Cathy Stephenson wants to provide GPs with the information they need to provide gender affirming healthcare.

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Rural

New GP service operating out of Hāwera Hospital

Taranaki DHB is hoping a new general practice operating out of Hāwera Hospital will help meet the primary healthcare needs of the South Taranaki community.

Rural GP hooked

Caitlin Whitford has quickly become a deft hand at removing a wayward fish hook. The GP's practice even has a trophy wall of ‘Turangi Special' lures and flies extracted from their human casters.

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College

Showcase your practices work with the CQI module

The CQI module allows practices to demonstrate their work towards improving health outcomes through a ‘CQI initiative,’ an area of improvement where they can apply a structured quality improvement model to track progress.

The art of racism and how it’s effecting Māori health

This year, for the first time, The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners combined the orientation day for GPEP year one registrars with the Hauora Māori Health Day that usually happens further into the year.

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Sector

Real world focus for postgrad primary health care curriculum

College Fellow, Dr Pauline Horrill is a convenor and teacher of postgraduate primary health care papers at the University.

Auckland PHO celebrates primary care

Alliance health Plus PHO held their annual awards recently, celebrating outstanding achievement in primary care.

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Member

Plain sailing for GP and family

Dr Heather Burling became a GP because she and husband Richard wanted to have a family and a good work life balance.

General practice training the icing on the cake

When Dr Pauline Teong started her undergraduate medical training in Singapore in 1995, there was a quota for women but not to ensure there was an equal gender mix, it was to limit the number of women doctors to a maximum of 30 trained a year.

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Clinical

Two lessons and an argument for data from recent HDC complaint

No doctor wants to receive a complaint from the Health and Disability Commissioner (HDC) or worse, an adverse decision

Here’s looking at you

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).

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Equity

What building a school can teach us about health equity

What building a school can teach us about health equity When a student at school turns up with a tub of ice-cream for breakfast because they, ‘couldn’t find a pie’ then you know that something’s wrong.

The art of racism and how it’s effecting Māori health

This year, for the first time, The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners combined the orientation day for GPEP year one registrars with the Hauora Māori Health Day that usually happens further into the year.

 Next results