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?
Dr Bryan Betty feels proud of the way GPs, rural hospital doctors and the rest of the sector, have stepped up throughout the pandemic
Congratulations to Dr Geraldine Wilson, the College’s new Board Apprentice. The appointment was announced by President Dr Samantha Murton at the College’s Annual General Meeting in July 2022.
Each region of Aotearoa New Zealand has its own unique character and history and that is part of the journey of discovery that registrars go on when they complete placements at practices and hospitals in rural centres. Some spots are so special that
Dr Branko Sijnja has been named as the recipient of the Peter Snow Memorial Award for 2022.
The Northland Faculty hosted yet another successful conference at The Duke of Marlborough in Russell, bringing their general practitioners together like no other.
Over a couple of weeks in ePulse we asked the above question to understand the barriers stopping members from applying for funding through the College’s Research and Education Committee (REC).
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.
Running from 1 – 30 November, the theme for Diabetes Action Month 2022 is Diabetes Matters.
Phase one of a three phase campaign designed to get Aotearoa’s youth reflecting on their vaping has started.
An engaging three-day event you won't want to miss.