New GP service operating out of Hāwera Hospital

26 Feb 2021

Taranaki DHB is hoping a new general practice operating out of Hāwera Hospital will help meet the primary healthcare needs of the South Taranaki community.

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.

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New GP service operating out of Hāwera Hospital

26 Feb 2021

Taranaki DHB is hoping a new general practice operating out of Hāwera Hospital will help meet the primary healthcare needs of the South Taranaki community.

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.

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College

Showcase your practices work with the CQI module

The CQI module allows practices to demonstrate their work towards improving health outcomes through a ‘CQI initiative,’ an area of improvement where they can apply a structured quality improvement model to track progress.

The art of racism and how it’s effecting Māori health

This year, for the first time, The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners combined the orientation day for GPEP year one registrars with the Hauora Māori Health Day that usually happens further into the year.

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Member

Plain sailing for GP and family

Dr Heather Burling became a GP because she and husband Richard wanted to have a family and a good work life balance.

General practice training the icing on the cake

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.

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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

Two lessons and an argument for data from recent HDC complaint

No doctor wants to receive a complaint from the Health and Disability Commissioner (HDC) or worse, an adverse decision

Here’s looking at you

Myopia (near sightedness) is a common refractive disorder due to changes in the axial length (too long), or changes in the refractive power of the eye's optical system (corneal protrusion resulting in steep corneal curvature).

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Equity

What building a school can teach us about health equity

What building a school can teach us about health equity When a student at school turns up with a tub of ice-cream for breakfast because they, ‘couldn’t find a pie’ then you know that something’s wrong.

The art of racism and how it’s effecting Māori health

This year, for the first time, The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners combined the orientation day for GPEP year one registrars with the Hauora Māori Health Day that usually happens further into the year.

 Next results