COVID-19: Flu vaccinations and equity

10 Apr 2020

Opinion piece Dr Maia Melbourne-Wilcox and Dr Sue Crengle about Flu vaccinations and taking an active step towards health equity.

In memory of Papa'ali'itele Dr Semisi Ma’ia’i

12 Nov 2019

Renowned Sāmoan GP and lexicographer, Papa'ali'itele Dr Semisi Ma'ia'i passed away on Friday 8 November 2019.

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COVID-19: Flu vaccinations and equity

10 Apr 2020

Opinion piece Dr Maia Melbourne-Wilcox and Dr Sue Crengle about Flu vaccinations and taking an active step towards health equity.

In memory of Papa'ali'itele Dr Semisi Ma’ia’i

12 Nov 2019

Renowned Sāmoan GP and lexicographer, Papa'ali'itele Dr Semisi Ma'ia'i passed away on Friday 8 November 2019.

Patient Safety Week - new learning modules

31 Oct 2019

This year's Patient Safety Week (3 - 9 November) is about understanding bias in health care.

Wellington GPs help launch book

25 Oct 2019

Three Niuean siblings working as GPs in Wellington, helped launch a book celebrating Pacific success in health sciences at the University.

Treating refugee patients

30 Aug 2019

Porirua Union Health Service serves a diverse population. Read about how they manage 700 plus refugee patients.

Pregnant pacific women and depression

22 Aug 2019

New research highlights the importance of primary healthcare for pregnant Pacific women in New Zealand – around a quarter of whom experience symptoms of depression during pregnancy.

A journey in Māori health

28 Jun 2019

We caught up with Dr Tony Ruakere MNZM ahead of Sir Māui Pōmare Day to hear his thoughts.

A vision of Māori equity for 2040

22 May 2019

Dr Rāwiri Jansen’s journey to being awarded the Maarire Goodall award honouring his long service and commitment to Māori health has been an interesting one.

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Member

Wellington Faculty members attend a cultural competency event

The Wellington Faculty takes a trip to Kāpiti Island.

Auckland Round the Bays

Auckland Faculty members and their friends and family embarked on the Round the Bays Fun Run/Walk for 2020.

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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

A ‘golden opportunity’ to work together

The College hosted health leaders and journalists on Wednesday evening, creating the opportunity for key influencers to build connections and strengthen relationships in a relaxed, friendly environment.

Transitioning to the new Quality framework

College CEO Lynne Hayman has been on the road during January and February meeting with Primary Health Organisations to talk about the College’s new Foundation and Cornerstone programmes.

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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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Clinical

New, free service for GPs identifies patient harm events

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

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

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