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.

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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.

COVID-19 and diabetes

3 Apr 2020

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

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 rheumatology patients

26 Mar 2020

Opinion piece by Professor Andrew Harrison about treating rheumatology patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19, a new infectious disease

19 Mar 2020

Opinion piece by infectious disease consultant, Dr Nigel Raymond.

 

Member

Tongan Health Society wins GP practice of the year

Earlier this year, Auckland’s Tongan Health Society was awarded GP practice of the year at the inaugural Primary Healthcare Awards.

Wellington Faculty members attend a cultural competency event

The Wellington Faculty takes a trip to Kāpiti Island.

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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

Health and Disability Review ‘ambitious and appropriate’

The College has called the final report of The Health and Disability System Review ‘progressive and promising.'

Dr Peter Fleischl ends his term as College’s Censor in Chief

Dr Peter Fleischl will hand over the College’s Censor in Chief role to Dr Kerryn Lum on Wednesday, 1 July having completed six years (two terms) in the role. He took time out from his busy Taupō practice to chat to GP Pulse about the job he’s done.

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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

Leadership in the field – meet Dr Chris Boberg

College Fellow Dr Chris Boberg is back for his second feature, but this time, we get an inside look into his representative work with the Melanoma Network of New Zealand (MelNetNZ) and the Ministry of Health’s Melanoma Standards Working Group.

Innovative relationships between pharmacy and general practice

The recent Health and Disability System Review report acknowledged examples of innovation in service delivery, many being developed locally between pharmacies and general practice.

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