Plain sailing for GP and family

18 Mar 2021

Dr Heather Burling became a GP because she and husband Richard wanted to have a family and a good work life balance.

General practice training the icing on the cake

18 Mar 2021

When Dr Pauline Teong started her undergraduate medical training in Singapore in 1995, there was a quota for women but not to ensure there was an equal gender mix, it was to limit the number of women doctors to a maximum of 30 trained a year.

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General practice training the icing on the cake

18 Mar 2021

When Dr Pauline Teong started her undergraduate medical training in Singapore in 1995, there was a quota for women but not to ensure there was an equal gender mix, it was to limit the number of women doctors to a maximum of 30 trained a year.

Plain sailing for GP and family

18 Mar 2021

Dr Heather Burling became a GP because she and husband Richard wanted to have a family and a good work life balance.

Faculty Focus – Hawkes Bay

25 Feb 2021

Building relationships between primary and secondary health care practitioners is a key focus for the Hawkes Bay Faculty – and if that happens in a socially convivial atmosphere then so much the better!

Small, but mighty!

23 Feb 2021

If you thought all powerlifters were giant human specimens, with bulging muscles and the capacity to eat boiled chicken by the kilo, Karlina Tongotea is here to surprise you.

A baby, a medical degree, and now a seat on the Board

12 Feb 2021

The apprentice has become the master with the appointment of Dr Kiriana Bird (Ngāti Tukorehe, Ngāti Porou) to the College Board.

Access and equity key focus for new Clinical Lead

12 Feb 2021

A young Cathy Stephenson knew she wanted to make a difference in the world, and her new role as a College Clinical Lead will help her do just that!

Patients provide poetic inspiration

13 Nov 2020

College Fellow Dr Glenn Colquhoun is passionate about making connections with the young people he cares for, so much so his latest collection of poetry is dedicated to them.

Visionary doctor awarded top College honour

30 Oct 2020

Dr Graham McGeoch seems to have achieved an awful lot for someone who describes himself as ‘not a completer or finisher’.

Spirit of adventure leads to Distinguished Fellowship

27 Oct 2020

British GP Chris Reid has always had a passion for an adventurous life, so it was almost inevitable that his path would bring him to New Zealand.

Rural hospital doctor and high achiever

22 Oct 2020

Growing up in Tokoroa, Dr Caitlin Whitford knew that rural communities often don’t have the doctors they need and from day one at medical school, she aimed to fill that gap.

Protecting the most vulnerable – Dr Api Talemaitoga

16 Oct 2020

When New Zealand’s COVID-19 pandemic response needed a Pasifika voice, Dr Api Talemaitoga did not hesitate to step up to the task.

Dr Suhasini Pothina: Spiderman’s doctor

13 Aug 2020

Meet Dr Pothina, College Fellow and winner of the College's World Family Doctor Day competition.

A legacy forged by the gift of a piglet

23 Jul 2020

Rebecca is in her first year of the General Practice Education Programme. Her choice of profession is no accident.

Tongan Health Society wins GP practice of the year

12 Jun 2020

Earlier this year, Auckland’s Tongan Health Society was awarded GP practice of the year at the inaugural Primary Healthcare Awards.

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Rural

New GP service operating out of Hāwera Hospital

Taranaki DHB is hoping a new general practice operating out of Hāwera Hospital will help meet the primary healthcare needs of the South Taranaki community.

Rural GP hooked

Caitlin Whitford has quickly become a deft hand at removing a wayward fish hook. The GP's practice even has a trophy wall of ‘Turangi Special' lures and flies extracted from their human casters.

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College

Showcase your practices work with the CQI module

The CQI module allows practices to demonstrate their work towards improving health outcomes through a ‘CQI initiative,’ an area of improvement where they can apply a structured quality improvement model to track progress.

The art of racism and how it’s effecting Māori health

This year, for the first time, The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners combined the orientation day for GPEP year one registrars with the Hauora Māori Health Day that usually happens further into the year.

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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

Two lessons and an argument for data from recent HDC complaint

No doctor wants to receive a complaint from the Health and Disability Commissioner (HDC) or worse, an adverse decision

Here’s looking at you

Myopia (near sightedness) is a common refractive disorder due to changes in the axial length (too long), or changes in the refractive power of the eye's optical system (corneal protrusion resulting in steep corneal curvature).

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Equity

What building a school can teach us about health equity

What building a school can teach us about health equity When a student at school turns up with a tub of ice-cream for breakfast because they, ‘couldn’t find a pie’ then you know that something’s wrong.

The art of racism and how it’s effecting Māori health

This year, for the first time, The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners combined the orientation day for GPEP year one registrars with the Hauora Māori Health Day that usually happens further into the year.

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