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.

 Next results

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?

 Next results

Member

Coming up for air in a ‘new normal’

Dr Bryan Betty feels proud of the way GPs, rural hospital doctors and the rest of the sector, have stepped up throughout the pandemic

Dr Geraldine Wilson; the College’s new Board Apprentice

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.

 Next results

Rural

Rural hospital doctor puts down roots in Taranaki

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

Peter Snow Memorial Award

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

 Next results

College

The Really Great Russell Conference

The Northland Faculty hosted yet another successful conference at The Duke of Marlborough in Russell, bringing their general practitioners together like no other.

What’s stopping you from applying for research funding through the College?

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).

 Next results

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.

 Next results

Clinical

November is Diabetes Action Month

Running from 1 – 30 November, the theme for Diabetes Action Month 2022 is Diabetes Matters.

Youth vaping reduction campaign

Phase one of a three phase campaign designed to get Aotearoa’s youth reflecting on their vaping has started.

 Next results