Very, very good; not perfect

21 May 2021

“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

29 Apr 2021

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

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Very, very good; not perfect

21 May 2021

“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.

Cum Scientia Caritas; with knowledge, compassion

29 Apr 2021

Hauora is a Māori philosophy of health that is unique to New Zealand.

The Meihana Model

29 Apr 2021

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

What building a school can teach us about health equity

9 Apr 2021

What building a school can teach us about health equity When a student at school turns up with a tub of ice-cream for breakfast because they, ‘couldn’t find a pie’ then you know that something’s wrong.

The art of racism and how it’s effecting Māori health

25 Mar 2021

This year, for the first time, The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners combined the orientation day for GPEP year one registrars with the Hauora Māori Health Day that usually happens further into the year.

This morning we began a ritual of encounter

22 Mar 2021

This year, for the first time, The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners combined the orientation day for GPEP year one registrars with the Hauora Māori Health Day that usually happens further into the year.

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.

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

25 Nov 2020

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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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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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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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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