COVID-19 a wake-up call for lifting the game on smoking cessation

21 Oct 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic provides a wake-up call for health workers lift their game and be more active in offering quit smoking support to people they encounter who may smoke tobacco.

Whanganui practice’s decade-long approach to addressing burnout

13 Oct 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.

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COVID-19 a wake-up call for lifting the game on smoking cessation

21 Oct 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic provides a wake-up call for health workers lift their game and be more active in offering quit smoking support to people they encounter who may smoke tobacco.

Whanganui practice’s decade-long approach to addressing burnout

13 Oct 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.

More GPs the best medicine for all of us

12 Oct 2021

Research from a Journal of the American Medical Association internal medicine study out of the United States shows that increasing primary care physicians - general practitioners or GPs in New Zealand - by 10 per 100,000 people will increase life exp

Gender diversity in general practice

11 Oct 2021

Transgender, non-binary, and gender diverse are just some of the terms used to describe people whose gender doesn’t align with the sex they were assigned at birth.

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,

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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

Show the public of Aotearoa your support of the COVID-19 vaccination

The College is joining other health organisations and colleges to show the public of Aotearoa New Zealand we support vaccination against COVID-19.

Dr Rachel Mackie is our new Board Apprentice

Congratulations to Dr Rachel Mackie (Ngātiwai), who is the College’s new Board Apprentice

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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

What he learnt at home; he took to the Olympics

2021 is a year for the history books. Another nationwide COVID-19 lockdown, the biggest vaccine rollout New Zealand has ever seen, and amongst all of that, New Zealand’s most successful Olympic games on record. Fellow of the College, Dr Sam Mayhew wa

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.

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Clinical

COVID-19 a wake-up call for lifting the game on smoking cessation

The COVID-19 pandemic provides a wake-up call for health workers lift their game and be more active in offering quit smoking support to people they encounter who may smoke tobacco.

Whanganui practice’s decade-long approach to addressing burnout

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.

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Equity

Show the public of Aotearoa your support of the COVID-19 vaccination

The College is joining other health organisations and colleges to show the public of Aotearoa New Zealand we support vaccination against COVID-19.

Dr Rachel Mackie is our new Board Apprentice

Congratulations to Dr Rachel Mackie (Ngātiwai), who is the College’s new Board Apprentice

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