A much more optimistic position on COVID-19

13 Sep 2021

In March 2020, New Zealanders experienced one of our most dramatic peacetime events in the face of a perceived deadly pandemic

The importance of equity in vaccination

23 Aug 2021

Opinion piece By Dr Maia Melbourne-Wilcox (FRNZCGP) and Professor Sue Crengle By about the importance of equity in vaccination.

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A much more optimistic position on COVID-19

13 Sep 2021

In March 2020, New Zealanders experienced one of our most dramatic peacetime events in the face of a perceived deadly pandemic

The importance of equity in vaccination

23 Aug 2021

Opinion piece By Dr Maia Melbourne-Wilcox (FRNZCGP) and Professor Sue Crengle By about the importance of equity in vaccination.

NZ’s COVID free status relies on trust in vaccine

21 Jun 2021

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

Variation in COVID-19 strain transmissibility and New Zealand’s response

20 Jan 2021

How should we interpret the reported increased transmissibility of variants of the virus that causes COVID-19?

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.

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Member

What he learnt at home; he took to the Olympics

2021 is a year for the history books. Another nationwide COVID-19 lockdown, the biggest vaccine rollout New Zealand has ever seen, and amongst all of that, New Zealand’s most successful Olympic games on record. Fellow of the College, Dr Sam Mayhew wa

Five minutes is all it takes to make a difference

An important part of the College’s work is to advocate on behalf of our 5,500 members – bringing to light the issues general practitioners and rural hospital doctors are facing in the workforce, and influencing change.

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Rural

Introducing Dr Jennifer James – Chair of the Board of Studies

Dr Jenny James is originally from the UK, where she first discovered her love of rural medicine in Wick, a tiny place in the remote far North of Scotland.

Andrew Morgan: new Chair of the DRHM

Meet Dr Andrew Morgan, the new Chair of the Division or Rural Hospital Medicine.

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College

Show the public of Aotearoa your support of the COVID-19 vaccination

The College is joining other health organisations and colleges to show the public of Aotearoa New Zealand we support vaccination against COVID-19.

Dr Rachel Mackie is our new Board Apprentice

Congratulations to Dr Rachel Mackie (Ngātiwai), who is the College’s new Board Apprentice

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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

Introducing the Brain Injury Screening Tool

Professor Alice Theadom from the ACC Concussion Clinical Expert Group spoke at GP21: the conference for general practice about a new tool that has been developed to help health practitioners' assess and manage suspected brain injury (or concussion).

ACC on concussion and other conundrums

New Zealand is a nation of sports fanatics, farmers, and DIYers. We put our bodies on the line, and consequently, record over 35,000 concussions or traumatic brain injuries (TBI) in New Zealand every year. Paul Abernathy, a sports physiotherapist, cr

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