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?
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.
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.
Dr Branko Sijnja has been named as the recipient of the Peter Snow Memorial Award for 2022.
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.
The College’s National Advisory Council (NAC) has a new Chair, Dr Stephan Lombard, owner of Cook Street Health Centre in Palmerston North and a GP with over 30 years’ experience.
The annual report is our chance to highlight the great work of our members and the College.
Alliance health Plus PHO held their annual awards recently, celebrating outstanding achievement in primary care.
Running a business is not easy and growing a practice can be daunting. Leicester Gouwland from Findex Financial Services provides some useful tips.
For a disease that affects an estimated 642,000 people in Aotearoa New Zealand, and is the fourth largest cause of disability, migraine gets very little attention.
ACC is preparing to extend cover to maternal injuries that occur during labour or birth.
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