Wellington GP helps fundraise for friend's cancer drugs

8 Jun 2022

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

26 May 2022

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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Wellington GP helps fundraise for friend's cancer drugs

8 Jun 2022

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

Everyone has a role in ensuring equitable health outcomes for Māori’

26 May 2022

Dr Maia Melbourne-Wilcox (Tūhoe) has recently been appointed to the role of Pou Whirinaki – a position that provides leadership, support, and Hauora Māori perspectives to the College. We had a chat with Maia to learn more about her background as a cl

How brick laying set the foundation for a career in medicine

26 May 2022

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.

Dr Ian Milne 1947 – 2022, an obituary

26 Apr 2022

Much-loved Petone GP Dr Ian Milne passed away suddenly last month aged 74.

New direction for Northland GP Dr Aniva Lawrence

1 Apr 2022

For Dr Aniva Lawrence, supporting her community isn’t just about caring for patients, it’s also about inspiring the next generation of health professionals.

Meet Dr Peter Moodie

24 Mar 2022

What sort of mask to wear and the future of the red and green streams – these are the type of questions Peter Moodie has been answering since returning to work part-time to help respond to the pandemic.

Obituary: Dr Neil Algar QSO

14 Mar 2022

Dr Neil Algar graduated from University of Otago’s medical school in 1953, after having received a BSc majoring in Chemistry from Victoria University of Wellington, which qualified him for acceptance into Otago University Medical School.

Support and understanding, for all colours of the rainbow

1 Feb 2022

As a busy GP, an avid cyclist and mum to two small boys, Dr Kim Hurst has a lot on her plate. And as a member of the rainbow community since her 20’s, she’s also a big advocate for open conversations and leaving assumptions at the door.

Two College Fellows receive 2022 New Year Honours

11 Jan 2022

Please join the College in congratulating Distinguished Fellows Dr Clare Healy and Dr Graeme Fenton, who received New Year’s Honours in 2022

Expat GP says Northland offers amazing opportunities for junior doctors

10 Jan 2022

GPEP year 1 registrar Dr Liam Watson is thrilled to have landed in Northland after several years working in a diverse range of New Zealand locations, from Invercargill to Whangarei.

Two deserving GPs awarded WONCA Fellowship

15 Dec 2021

Congratulations to Professor Felicity Goodyear-Smith and Dr Jo Scott-Jones who have been awarded Fellowship of the World Organization of Family Doctors, or WONCA as the organisation is more commonly known as..

TikTok GP star inspires a new generation

25 Nov 2021

Dr Vanisi Prescott, an Auckland GP in her third year of the General Practice Education Programme, says her first foray into TikTok was for a dance video with her 12-year-old daughter.

Doctor by nature

17 Nov 2021

Rural practice? Jeremy Webber was born to it. Raised in the rural reaches of the Manawatū and Whangārei, he was bonded from an early age to the whenua.

Dr Bev Lawton – a driving force for women’s health

15 Nov 2021

If you needed to find an advocate for women’s health, there is no need to look further than Distingushed Fellow Dr Bev Lawton.

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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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Equity

Our vulnerable patients need us to keep doing this important work

Kurow Medical Centre recently completed the Cornerstone Equity Module for the first time.

The moko behind the white face

A lot has changed since Dr Jim Vause (Kai Tahu rāua Kati Mamoe) trained to be a doctor in the 1970s.

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