Responding to Omicron - red and green streams

8 Feb 2022

As we look toward the “new normal” for general practice we need to decide whether the physical separation of patients with COVID-19 infections from others is likely to be a permanent feature in our practices.

Responding to Omicron - Triage

1 Feb 2022

Over the coming weeks, we’ll be writing a series on different practical issues that general practitioners might experience with the advent of the Omicron pandemic.

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Jan 2021 update on potential SARS-CoV-2 vaccines

19 Jan 2021

Dr Mark Thomas has created a video showing how SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, enters human respiratory cells.

An update on potential SARS-CoV-2 vaccines

17 Sep 2020

A safe, effective vaccine is essential for New Zealand’s long-term response to the COVID-19 epidemic. In the absence of prolonged, widespread, community spread almost everyone is susceptible to infection

Not just ‘any cure’ will vaccinate against COVID-19

8 Jul 2020

COVID-19 has reminded us all of the fragility of modern medicine.

Bubble Trouble – and the Aftermath

4 Jun 2020

Many may have enjoyed the peace and quiet in life that came with Alert Level 4 lockdown but many experienced the opposite.

Asymptomatic spread of COVID-19

7 May 2020

Opinion piece by Dr Anja Werno about asymptomatic spread of COVID-19

COVID-19 and child health

30 Apr 2020

Opinion piece by pediatrician Dr Richard Wills about child health and COVID-19 in New Zealand.

COVID-19: Early diagnosis

29 Apr 2020

Opinion piece by infectious disease consultant, Dr Nigel Raymond about Early diagnosis of new symptomatic COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) cases.

A primer on potential SARS-CoV-2 vaccines

24 Apr 2020

Opinion piece By Dr Mark Thomas about potential SARS-CoV-2 vaccines.

COVID19: Modelling

14 Apr 2020

Opinion piece By Dr Mark Thomas about controlling the course of the New Zealand COVID-19 epidemic.

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.

COVID-19 and inhaled corticosteroids

9 Apr 2020

Opinion piece by Richard Beasley about whether inhaled corticosteroids should be continued during the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 and corticosteroids

9 Apr 2020

Opinion piece by Bob Hancox about using corticosteroids during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Symptoms and transmission of COVID-19

3 Apr 2020

Opinion piece by Dr Steve Ritchie, Infectious Disease Expert about the symptoms and transmission of COVID-19.

COVID-19 and diabetes

3 Apr 2020

Opinion piece by Professor Jeremy Krebs about the risk of COVID-19 to diabetes patients.

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Member

Professor Sue Crengle - GP and a public health physician

Professor Sue Crengle has always been motivated to work as a GP and a public health physician so she can help eliminate inequities for Māori within our public health system.

Rural hospital doctor makes ‘’Behind the Mask” documentary

A new documentary about the experiences of healthcare workers around the world responding to the COVID-19 pandemic affirms Aotearoa New Zealand’s national response, says filmmaker and rural hospital doctor, Dr Paul Trotman.

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Rural

The specialist’s specialist: Dr Jared Green new DHRM clinical lead

Dr Jared Green was appointed to the role of clinical lead for the Division of Rural Hospital Medicine (DRHM) in September 2021 and brings to the role a mixed bag of specialties.

Celebrating rural resilience

Rural hospitals, and the teams who run them, are as crucial to local communities as the school, yet their contributions go largely unsung.

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College

Webinar summary: Introduction to Te Whanake

On Wednesday 12 October, over 300 members attended a webinar hosted by College President Dr Samantha Murton and Membership and Professional Development Manager, Candice Beck to explain Te Whanake, your refreshed CPD programme.

Specialise as a GP webinars

Know a doctor interested in specialising as a GP? Share these webinar details with them.

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Sector

Cyber Smart week

It’s Cyber Smart Week, a timely reminder to think, ‘is our practice prepared against cyber-attacks?’

Earthquake and tsunami evacuation drill

ShakeOut is coming up. While it might not be realistic for staff and patients to physically participate in ShakeOut while at the practice, it’s a timely reminder to think about disaster preparedness

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Clinical

Anaemia can be more than a diagnosis

The HDC has reported on a case where a patient died from complications of a bowel carcinoma, following a 22-month period of anaemia.

HDC case – cognitive bias

A recent decision by the HDC relates to an urgent care clinic where there was an unacceptable delay in diagnosing a patient suffering from a myocardial infarction. The issues raised are equally relevant to general practice. The Commissioner specifica

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