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?
On Thursday evening, when his lungs are burning and his thighs feel like giving way, Dr Peter Meffan will be more determined than ever.
From a young age, Dr Tiwnini Hemi understood the meaning of hard work. Every weekend, school holidays, and most evenings, he and his four brothers built houses with their father, who was a brick layer by trade.
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.
In the coming weeks you’ll have the opportunity to make your voice heard and have your say about working in New Zealand’s health system.
Over the last 12 months, the College has introduced two new member benefits aimed at your learning; LinkedIn Learning and McGraw Hill Medical.
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.
Last Friday, around 800,000 more people became eligible for funded flu vaccines.
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.
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