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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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.

Auckland Round the Bays

10 Mar 2020

Auckland Faculty members and their friends and family embarked on the Round the Bays Fun Run/Walk for 2020.

Wellington Faculty members attend a cultural competency event

10 Mar 2020

The Wellington Faculty takes a trip to Kāpiti Island.

The changing face of general practice

30 Jan 2020

Having worked in general practice for over 30 years, College Fellow Dr Alastair Fraser recently reflected on his time working within primary healthcare

Meet Dr Chris Boberg

21 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.

GPs are on the frontline of climate change

14 Jan 2020

As our newsfeeds are with images of the Australian bushfires, Dr 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.

An advocate for climate change action

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

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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

We need you

This August we will be launching our 2020 Workforce Survey and we’re inviting all College members to take part.

Dr Nina Bevin is the College’s new Board Apprentice

Dr Nina Bevin (Waikato-Tainui) is the College’s new Board Apprentice. The appointment was announced by College President Dr Samantha Murton at the College’s AGM on 25 July 2020.

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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

World Hepatitis Day

College Fellow Dr Rachel Shouler caught up with Hepatitis Foundation of New Zealand clinician Dr Alex Lampen-Smith.

HealthPathways community COVID-19 response

We recently talked to Dr Justine Lancaster from HealthPathways about how the organisation supported, and still supports, GPs and primary care workers during COVID-19.

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Equity

Ethics and equity in the time of COVID-19

“We’re all in this together” was the advertising slogan and battle cry of the Government’s COVID-19 response, but was that really the case?

Gold-standard equity module now part of Cornerstone

Improving equity in healthcare is a key commitment of the College’s, which is making progress towards that goal with the recent launch of an equity module as part of Cornerstone.

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