Rural GP hooked

17 Nov 2020

Caitlin Whitford has quickly become a deft hand at removing a wayward fish hook. The GP's practice even has a trophy wall of ‘Turangi Special' lures and flies extracted from their human casters.

Rural hospital doctor and high achiever

22 Oct 2020

Growing up in Tokoroa, Dr Caitlin Whitford knew that rural communities often don’t have the doctors they need and from day one at medical school, she aimed to fill that gap.

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Rural GP hooked

17 Nov 2020

Caitlin Whitford has quickly become a deft hand at removing a wayward fish hook. The GP's practice even has a trophy wall of ‘Turangi Special' lures and flies extracted from their human casters.

Rural hospital doctor and high achiever

22 Oct 2020

Growing up in Tokoroa, Dr Caitlin Whitford knew that rural communities often don’t have the doctors they need and from day one at medical school, she aimed to fill that gap.

Advocating for services out in the sticks

12 Oct 2020

Isolated rural communities are made up of a special kind of people — and that means the doctors that look after them have to be pretty special too.

Rakaia GP takes consults to the farm gate

27 Nov 2019

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

30 Sep 2019

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).

Meet Matilda Hamilton

27 Aug 2019

When we caught up with Matilda one Friday afternoon, she’d just finished caring for an elderly patient at Dunstan Hospital in Clyde.

Two doctors with an eye for innovation

9 Jul 2019

For rural hospital doctor (RHD) and Fellow Marc Gutenstein, rural medicine has always been an adventure.

Rural hospital medicine an “adventure” for Dr Marc Gutenstein

9 Jul 2019

For rural hospital doctor (RHD) and Fellow Marc Gutenstein, rural medicine has always been an adventure.

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College

Faculty celebrates its new Fellows

With the College Fellowship and Awards Ceremony cancelled due to COVID-19, the Waikato and Bay of Plenty Faculty took matters into their own hands to celebrate 12 new Fellows from the region.

Equity and positive change priority for new Censor-in-Chief

Protecting the reputation of general practice in New Zealand may sound like a job for a knight on a trusty steed, but College Distinguished Fellow Dr Kerryn Lum is more than capable for the task.

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Member

Patients provide poetic inspiration

College Fellow Dr Glenn Colquhoun is passionate about making connections with the young people he cares for, so much so his latest collection of poetry is dedicated to them.

Visionary doctor awarded top College honour

Dr Graham McGeoch seems to have achieved an awful lot for someone who describes himself as ‘not a completer or finisher’.

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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

Finding a needle in the haystack

Opinion piece by Dr Louise Bicknell about a genetic diagnosis for a one-in-a-million condition.

Get ready for the new Privacy Act

The Privacy Act 2020 comes into effect on the 1 December. But what does this mean for GPs and other professionals working in the health sector?

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Equity

Equity and positive change priority for new Censor-in-Chief

Protecting the reputation of general practice in New Zealand may sound like a job for a knight on a trusty steed, but College Distinguished Fellow Dr Kerryn Lum is more than capable for the task.

Protecting the most vulnerable – Dr Api Talemaitoga

When New Zealand’s COVID-19 pandemic response needed a Pasifika voice, Dr Api Talemaitoga did not hesitate to step up to the task.

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