World Hepatitis Day

22 Jul 2020

College Fellow Dr Rachel Shouler caught up with Hepatitis Foundation of New Zealand clinician Dr Alex Lampen-Smith.

HealthPathways community COVID-19 response

17 Jul 2020

We recently talked to Dr Justine Lancaster from HealthPathways about how the organisation supported, and still supports, GPs and primary care workers during COVID-19.

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World Hepatitis Day

22 Jul 2020

College Fellow Dr Rachel Shouler caught up with Hepatitis Foundation of New Zealand clinician Dr Alex Lampen-Smith.

HealthPathways community COVID-19 response

17 Jul 2020

We recently talked to Dr Justine Lancaster from HealthPathways about how the organisation supported, and still supports, GPs and primary care workers during COVID-19.

Leadership in the field – meet Dr Chris Boberg

10 Jul 2020

College Fellow Dr Chris Boberg is back for his second feature, but this time, we get an inside look into his representative work with the Melanoma Network of New Zealand (MelNetNZ) and the Ministry of Health’s Melanoma Standards Working Group.

Innovative relationships between pharmacy and general practice

29 Jun 2020

The recent Health and Disability System Review report acknowledged examples of innovation in service delivery, many being developed locally between pharmacies and general practice.

Leadership in the field

23 Jun 2020

College Fellow Dr Emily Cavana has been part of the National Cervical Screening Programme (NCSP) Advisory Group for the past seven years providing advice and a GP perspective on the programme’s screening processes and implementation

PHARMAC subsidises REVLIMID® (lenalidomide)

4 Jun 2020

New Zealanders living with the incurable blood cancer, multiple myeloma, can now access a new treatment option following the decision by PHARMAC to subsidise REVLIMID® (lenalidomide) for maintenance treatment from Wednesday April 1, 2020.

New, free service for GPs identifies patient harm events

13 May 2020

A new online service that’s free for all GPs can help doctors easily reduce harm from medications for their patients.

COVID-19 Medical Director update: 7 April

7 Apr 2020

Dr Bryan Betty provides up an update on three issues he's been working on recently.

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Rural

Rakaia GP takes consults to the farm gate

Taking health check-ups to the farm gate has proved successful for College Fellow Dr Sue Fowlie, from Rakaia Medical Practice in Canterbury.

Meet Dr Sophie Parnham

Dr Sophie Parnham is close to completion of dual training in both Emergency Medicine (Australasian College) and Rural Hospital Medicine (College’s Division of Rural Hospital Medicine).

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College

We need you

This August we will be launching our 2020 Workforce Survey and we’re inviting all College members to take part.

Dr Nina Bevin is the College’s new Board Apprentice

Dr Nina Bevin (Waikato-Tainui) is the College’s new Board Apprentice. The appointment was announced by College President Dr Samantha Murton at the College’s AGM on 25 July 2020.

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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

A legacy forged by the gift of a piglet

Rebecca is in her first year of the General Practice Education Programme. Her choice of profession is no accident.

Tongan Health Society wins GP practice of the year

Earlier this year, Auckland’s Tongan Health Society was awarded GP practice of the year at the inaugural Primary Healthcare Awards.

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Clinical

World Hepatitis Day

College Fellow Dr Rachel Shouler caught up with Hepatitis Foundation of New Zealand clinician Dr Alex Lampen-Smith.

HealthPathways community COVID-19 response

We recently talked to Dr Justine Lancaster from HealthPathways about how the organisation supported, and still supports, GPs and primary care workers during COVID-19.

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Equity

Ethics and equity in the time of COVID-19

“We’re all in this together” was the advertising slogan and battle cry of the Government’s COVID-19 response, but was that really the case?

Gold-standard equity module now part of Cornerstone

Improving equity in healthcare is a key commitment of the College’s, which is making progress towards that goal with the recent launch of an equity module as part of Cornerstone.

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