Finding a needle in the haystack

1 Dec 2020

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

Get ready for the new Privacy Act

24 Nov 2020

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?

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Finding a needle in the haystack

1 Dec 2020

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

Get ready for the new Privacy Act

24 Nov 2020

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?

New endometriosis pathway published

19 Nov 2020

A huge milestone in the diagnosis and treatment of endometriosis has been reached with the publication of a comprehensive management pathway for clinicians.

Nurse-led eczema project a winner for GPs

19 Nov 2020

West Hamilton’s South City Health practice nurse Melissa Castillo’s fourth child developed severe facial eczema at five months, which resulted in her being admitted to hospital to have intravenous antibiotics.

Reworking how we think about meningococcal vaccines

18 Nov 2020

Opinion piece about meningococcal vaccines by Dr Nikki Turner, GP and Director of the Immunisation Advisory Centre

Quality improvement project

12 Nov 2020

A quality improvement is improving medicine access for remote patients.

Long-term relationship with your GP can help combat cancer

29 Oct 2020

Cancer is the disease that everyone ‘knows’ because, as The Cancer Society’s Daffodil Day marketing tells us each year, one in three New Zealanders are affected by cancer.

NZePS workflow impacts on community pharmacy

27 Oct 2020

COVID-19 has undoubtedly seen a change in workflow for many sectors, and general practice is no different.

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Rural

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.

Rural hospital doctor and high achiever

Growing up in Tokoroa, Dr Caitlin Whitford knew that rural communities often don’t have the doctors they need and from day one at medical school, she aimed to fill that gap.

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College

Faculty celebrates its new Fellows

With the College Fellowship and Awards Ceremony cancelled due to COVID-19, the Waikato and Bay of Plenty Faculty took matters into their own hands to celebrate 12 new Fellows from the region.

Equity and positive change priority for new Censor-in-Chief

Protecting the reputation of general practice in New Zealand may sound like a job for a knight on a trusty steed, but College Distinguished Fellow Dr Kerryn Lum is more than capable for the task.

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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

Patients provide poetic inspiration

College Fellow Dr Glenn Colquhoun is passionate about making connections with the young people he cares for, so much so his latest collection of poetry is dedicated to them.

Visionary doctor awarded top College honour

Dr Graham McGeoch seems to have achieved an awful lot for someone who describes himself as ‘not a completer or finisher’.

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Clinical

Finding a needle in the haystack

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

Get ready for the new Privacy Act

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?

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Equity

Equity and positive change priority for new Censor-in-Chief

Protecting the reputation of general practice in New Zealand may sound like a job for a knight on a trusty steed, but College Distinguished Fellow Dr Kerryn Lum is more than capable for the task.

Protecting the most vulnerable – Dr Api Talemaitoga

When New Zealand’s COVID-19 pandemic response needed a Pasifika voice, Dr Api Talemaitoga did not hesitate to step up to the task.

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