Radiation therapy for prostate cancer

16 Jun 2021

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.

Management of international travellers

28 May 2021

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.

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Radiation therapy for prostate cancer

16 Jun 2021

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.

Management of international travellers

28 May 2021

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.

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.

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

Extending a Rural Generalism model

Over the past year, the West Coast District Health Board (WCDHB) has taken several steps towards implementing a Rural Generalist (RG) model.

From the big city to the West Coast

Sally Peet has worked as a Rural Generalist for the West Coast DHB since January 2020,

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College

Board Apprentice role gives governance insight

Becoming the College Board Apprentice provides an opportunity to gain valuable governance experience, develop insight and perspective, and build on existing skills.

Practical tips for greening your practice

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.

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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

College members receive Queen's Birthday Honours

The College would like the congratulate members Distinguished Fellow Dr Janet Frater and Dual Fellow Dr Derek Gibbons on their Queen's Birthday Honours.

Queen’s Birthday Honour for College President

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

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Clinical

Radiation therapy for prostate cancer

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.

Management of international travellers

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.

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Equity

Very, very good; not perfect

“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

The Meihana Model is a method of engaging with Māori patients.

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