As Omicron cases increase in the community, there is an inevitability that general practice is the obvious place for these cases to be managed.
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.
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.
I would be quite happy to see the back of COVID-19. The fatigue, burnout, and frustration I am seeing within the general practice workforce, and indeed felt by all of us, is unrelenting.
Dr Mark Thomas, Associate Professor in Infectious Diseases, University of Auckland, discusses the booster Pfixer vaccine dose.
Now that New Zealand has all but abandoned the elimination strategy for COVID-19, kiwis can either choose to be voluntarily immunised by the Pfizer vaccine or compulsorily immunised by delta.
Dr Mark Thomas discusses the SARS-CoV-2 variants and what makes the DELTA variant so much more infectious.
In March 2020, New Zealanders experienced one of our most dramatic peacetime events in the face of a perceived deadly pandemic
Opinion piece By Dr Maia Melbourne-Wilcox (FRNZCGP) and Professor Sue Crengle By about the importance of equity in vaccination.
General practitioners up and down the country are fielding dozens of questions every day on the COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine is well tested, and it is safe and effective
Opinion piece by Dr Fran Priddy.
How should we interpret the reported increased transmissibility of variants of the virus that causes COVID-19?
Much-loved Petone GP Dr Ian Milne passed away suddenly last month aged 74.
For Dr Aniva Lawrence, supporting her community isn’t just about caring for patients, it’s also about inspiring the next generation of health professionals.
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.
Rural hospitals, and the teams who run them, are as crucial to local communities as the school, yet their contributions go largely unsung.
Entries are now open for the famous Greg Judkins Prize for Reflective Poetry.
We're looking forward to hosting our annual College conference GP22: the Conference for General Practice, which will take place from 22 – 24 July at Te Pae, Christchurch’s brand new convention centre.
College Fellow, Dr Pauline Horrill is a convenor and teacher of postgraduate primary health care papers at the University.
Alliance health Plus PHO held their annual awards recently, celebrating outstanding achievement in primary care.
The first time I presented on the health benefits of work, the audience laughed. They weren’t laughing at me, they thought I was making a joke – it was an oxymoron. The words health, work, benefits, just didn’t seem to belong together.
The Zealand Government announced the 2022 Ukrainian Special Policy which allows the estimated 1,600 Ukrainian-born citizens and residents in New Zealand to sponsor family who ordinarily reside in the Ukraine.
An engaging three-day event you won't want to miss.