What he learnt at home; he took to the Olympics

23 Sep 2021

2021 is a year for the history books. Another nationwide COVID-19 lockdown, the biggest vaccine rollout New Zealand has ever seen, and amongst all of that, New Zealand’s most successful Olympic games on record. Fellow of the College, Dr Sam Mayhew wa

Five minutes is all it takes to make a difference

23 Aug 2021

An important part of the College’s work is to advocate on behalf of our 5,500 members – bringing to light the issues general practitioners and rural hospital doctors are facing in the workforce, and influencing change.

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What he learnt at home; he took to the Olympics

23 Sep 2021

2021 is a year for the history books. Another nationwide COVID-19 lockdown, the biggest vaccine rollout New Zealand has ever seen, and amongst all of that, New Zealand’s most successful Olympic games on record. Fellow of the College, Dr Sam Mayhew wa

Five minutes is all it takes to make a difference

23 Aug 2021

An important part of the College’s work is to advocate on behalf of our 5,500 members – bringing to light the issues general practitioners and rural hospital doctors are facing in the workforce, and influencing change.

Faculty Focus – Northland

27 Jul 2021

The Northland Faculty value the importance of Collegiality.

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!

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Rural

Introducing Dr Jennifer James – Chair of the Board of Studies

Dr Jenny James is originally from the UK, where she first discovered her love of rural medicine in Wick, a tiny place in the remote far North of Scotland.

Andrew Morgan: new Chair of the DRHM

Meet Dr Andrew Morgan, the new Chair of the Division or Rural Hospital Medicine.

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College

Show the public of Aotearoa your support of the COVID-19 vaccination

The College is joining other health organisations and colleges to show the public of Aotearoa New Zealand we support vaccination against COVID-19.

Dr Rachel Mackie is our new Board Apprentice

Congratulations to Dr Rachel Mackie (Ngātiwai), who is the College’s new Board Apprentice

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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

COVID-19 a wake-up call for lifting the game on smoking cessation

The COVID-19 pandemic provides a wake-up call for health workers lift their game and be more active in offering quit smoking support to people they encounter who may smoke tobacco.

Whanganui practice’s decade-long approach to addressing burnout

Dr Jan Shapcott spoke recently at GP21: the conference for general practice about modern slavery. Her key message was that it’s here in New Zealand.

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Equity

Show the public of Aotearoa your support of the COVID-19 vaccination

The College is joining other health organisations and colleges to show the public of Aotearoa New Zealand we support vaccination against COVID-19.

Dr Rachel Mackie is our new Board Apprentice

Congratulations to Dr Rachel Mackie (Ngātiwai), who is the College’s new Board Apprentice

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