GPs are on the frontline of climate change

21 Jan 2020

As our newsfeeds are filled with the Australian bushfires, Dr GP Robin Barraclough is taken back to the first time the impact of climate change really hit him.

Australian bushfire tragedy

10 Jan 2020

Information on how GPs can help with the tragic Australian bushfires.

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GPs are on the frontline of climate change

21 Jan 2020

As our newsfeeds are filled with the Australian bushfires, Dr GP Robin Barraclough is taken back to the first time the impact of climate change really hit him.

Australian bushfire tragedy

10 Jan 2020

Information on how GPs can help with the tragic Australian bushfires.

Meet Dr Chris Boberg

7 Jan 2020

Sitting in a laboratory late one night working on his biochemistry research, Dr Chris Boberg looked around at the test tubes on his bench and realised his real passion was for working with people.

An advocate for climate change

17 Dec 2019

Meet College Fellow Dr Dermot Coffey, an executive member of OraTaiao, the NZ Climate and Health Council.

The GPEP Family

12 Dec 2019

Husband and wife Musab Hassan and Natasha Ismail got more than they bargained for when Musab entered the GPEP programme in 2014.

A moment in TIME is helping to change the future

26 Nov 2019

An article in TIME magazine 13 years ago changed the course of Dr Rebecca Randerson's life , seeing her become one of the founding executive members of OraTaiao, the NZ Climate and Health Council for health professionals.

In memory of Papa'ali'itele Dr Semisi Ma’ia’i

12 Nov 2019

Renowned Sāmoan GP and lexicographer, Papa'ali'itele Dr Semisi Ma'ia'i passed away on Friday 8 November 2019.

Campaigner welcomes Mirena announcement

18 Oct 2019

The news that Pharmac has agreed to fully fund the Mirena and Jaydess contraceptives from 1 November 2019 has been welcomed by women and family planning practitioners all over the country.

Meet Dr Professor Toop

24 Sep 2019

Distinguished Fellow, Professor Les Toop from the WONCA2020 organising committee was recently interviewed about general practice in New Zealand and his hopes for the conference

Being a GP is a privilege

30 Jul 2019

Sitting in a GP clinic with tears in her eyes proved to be a seminal moment for Tina Chiang, as a young medical student.

Solo GP signs off after 41 years

15 Jul 2019

Masterton's Dr Aage Terpstra recently retired after 41 years as a GP.

A journey in Māori health

28 Jun 2019

We caught up with Dr Tony Ruakere MNZM ahead of Sir Māui Pōmare Day to hear his thoughts.

The challenges of GP work in Samoa

24 Jun 2019

Dr Melanie Webster is living her dream of volunteering in the South Pacific.

Mairangi Bay's top tips for evacuation

20 Jun 2019

Francesco Lentini has a warning: plan for an emergency evacuation, because unexpected things can, and do, happen.

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Rural

Rakaia GP takes consults to the farm gate

Taking health check-ups to the farm gate has proved successful for College Fellow Dr Sue Fowlie, from Rakaia Medical Practice in Canterbury.

Meet Dr Sophie Parnham

Dr Sophie Parnham is close to completion of dual training in both Emergency Medicine (Australasian College) and Rural Hospital Medicine (College’s Division of Rural Hospital Medicine).

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College

Trainee GPs put to the test

Last week 218 of our GP registrars sat for their clinical examinations.

College commits to climate change

The College has made a commitment to Climate Change by signing OraTaiao’s Health Professionals Joint Call for Action on Climate Change and Health.

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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

LIUS funding big win for NZ women

The College has welcomed PHARMAC’s decision to fund contraceptive devices Mirena and Jaydess, benefitting around 21,000 New Zealand Women.

Patients with dementia and their experience with GPs

Alzheimers New Zealand commissioned research to understand the experiences of people living with dementia.

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Equity

In memory of Papa'ali'itele Dr Semisi Ma’ia’i

Renowned Sāmoan GP and lexicographer, Papa'ali'itele Dr Semisi Ma'ia'i passed away on Friday 8 November 2019.

Patient Safety Week - new learning modules

This year's Patient Safety Week (3 - 9 November) is about understanding bias in health care.

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