Extending a Rural Generalism model

14 Jun 2021

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

14 Jun 2021

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

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From the big city to the West Coast

14 Jun 2021

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

Extending a Rural Generalism model

14 Jun 2021

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

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

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!

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.

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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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Member

College members receive Queen's Birthday Honours

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

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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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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