Responding to Omicron - isolation protocols

22 Feb 2022

As Omicron cases increase in the community, there is an inevitability that general practice is the obvious place for these cases to be managed.

Responding to Omicron - PPE

11 Feb 2022

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.

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Responding to Omicron - isolation protocols

22 Feb 2022

As Omicron cases increase in the community, there is an inevitability that general practice is the obvious place for these cases to be managed.

Responding to Omicron - PPE

11 Feb 2022

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.

Responding to Omicron - red and green streams

8 Feb 2022

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.

Responding to Omicron - Triage

1 Feb 2022

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.

Forewarned is forearmed

20 Jan 2022

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.

The booster Pfizer vaccine dose

18 Nov 2021

Dr Mark Thomas, Associate Professor in Infectious Diseases, University of Auckland, discusses the booster Pfixer vaccine dose.

Immunisation against COVID-19 will soon be compulsory

5 Nov 2021

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.

The Delta variant explained

29 Oct 2021

Dr Mark Thomas discusses the SARS-CoV-2 variants and what makes the DELTA variant so much more infectious.

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?

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Member

Wellington GP helps fundraise for friend's cancer drugs

On Thursday evening, when his lungs are burning and his thighs feel like giving way, Dr Peter Meffan will be more determined than ever.

How brick laying set the foundation for a career in medicine

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.

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Rural

Peter Snow Memorial Award

Dr Branko Sijnja has been named as the recipient of the Peter Snow Memorial Award for 2022.

The specialist’s specialist: Dr Jared Green new DHRM clinical lead

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.

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College

2022 Workforce Survey – why your contribution matters

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.

Member benefits for your learning

Over the last 12 months, the College has introduced two new member benefits aimed at your learning; LinkedIn Learning and McGraw Hill Medical.

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Sector

Auckland PHO celebrates primary care

Alliance health Plus PHO held their annual awards recently, celebrating outstanding achievement in primary care.

Tips to grow the business side of a practice

Running a business is not easy and growing a practice can be daunting. Leicester Gouwland from Findex Financial Services provides some useful tips.

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Clinical

Expansion of flu vaccine funding criteria

Last Friday, around 800,000 more people became eligible for funded flu vaccines.

Ukrainian arrivals and the potential TB risk

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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