College members receive Queen's Birthday Honours

8 Jun 2021

The College would like the congratulate members Distinguished Fellow Dr Janet Frater and Dual Fellow Dr Derek Gibbons on their Queen's Birthday Honours.

Queen’s Birthday Honour for College President

7 Jun 2021

Congratulations are in order for our College President Dr Samantha Murton, who has been appointed as a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM) in the 2021 Queen’s Birthday Honour. Dr Murton was recognised for her services to medical education

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College members receive Queen's Birthday Honours

8 Jun 2021

The College would like the congratulate members Distinguished Fellow Dr Janet Frater and Dual Fellow Dr Derek Gibbons on their Queen's Birthday Honours.

Queen’s Birthday Honour for College President

7 Jun 2021

Congratulations are in order for our College President Dr Samantha Murton, who has been appointed as a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM) in the 2021 Queen’s Birthday Honour. Dr Murton was recognised for her services to medical education

Award-winner recognised for breaking down barriers in rural medicine

27 May 2021

If anyone ever embodied the lyrics to the old song ‘Tain’t what you do, it’s the way that you do it’, it’s the 2021 James Reid Award winner and Division Fellow, Dr Marc Gutenstein

Faculty Focus – Nelson/Marlborough

27 May 2021

It may be the one of the most beautiful areas of Aotearoa (if not the world), but the Nelson/Marlborough Faculty is suffering the same GP recruitment issues as the rest of the country.

Dr Grahame Jelley wins Peter Snow Memorial Award

25 May 2021

College Fellow and Kerikeri GP, Dr Grahame Jelley, was awarded the Peter Snow Memorial Award at the National Rural Health Conference at Wairakei Resort in Taupō last month.

The Happy Tramper

18 May 2021

Rural Hospital Medicine registrar Dr Claire Richardson fancied seeing a bit of the country before beginning her training and walked the Te Araroa Trail, which is more than 3,000km from Cape Reinga down to Bluff!

Board election announcement

4 May 2021

The College is pleased to announce Dr Daniel McIntosh has been appointed to the College Board after a contested election process

Fighting COVID-19 with a vaccination plan

28 Apr 2021

College Fellow Dr Joe Bourne was one of the hundreds of frontline medical workers who responded to the threat of a global pandemic, in his role as incident controller for the Bay of Plenty (BOP) COVID-19 response.

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!

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Rural

Extending a Rural Generalism model

Over the past year, the West Coast District Health Board (WCDHB) has taken several steps towards implementing a Rural Generalist (RG) model.

From the big city to the West Coast

Sally Peet has worked as a Rural Generalist for the West Coast DHB since January 2020,

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College

Board Apprentice role gives governance insight

Becoming the College Board Apprentice provides an opportunity to gain valuable governance experience, develop insight and perspective, and build on existing skills.

Practical tips for greening your practice

The College Board is committed to working in a way that is more environmentally sustainable and part of that is providing members with better support and resources to reduce their carbon emissions.

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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

Radiation therapy for prostate cancer

Despite up to half of all cancer patients being considered as likely to benefit from radiation, less than a third will receive this type of treatment.

Management of international travellers

With the Australia and Rarotonga ‘travel bubble’ now open (and sometimes temporarily closed), it’s timely to review how we manage patients with suspicious respiratory and other COVID-19 symptoms.

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Equity

Very, very good; not perfect

“What can I do outside my work as a GP to connect with my indigenous community and build empathy and trust?” asked registrar Dr David Burton in the wharenui at Te Aranga marae in Hastings.

The Meihana Model

The Meihana Model is a method of engaging with Māori patients.

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