Another layer of burnout for Māori and Pasifika GPs

27 Jul 2022

Dr Api Talemaitoga is a self-confessed workaholic. “A lot of what nurtures and sustains me comes from our work,” he said during the Wellbeing and Burnout Panel at GP22: the Conference for General Practice.

Steering the waka towards more equitable outcomes

25 Jul 2022

Although the Minister of Health Hon Andrew Little had his travel plans to conference skuppered by some outrageously strong Wellington winds, his messages during the opening address were clear; we are in the midst of a period of extraordinary pressure

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Everyone has a role in ensuring equitable health outcomes for Māori’

26 May 2022

Dr Maia Melbourne-Wilcox (Tūhoe) has recently been appointed to the role of Pou Whirinaki – a position that provides leadership, support, and Hauora Māori perspectives to the College. We had a chat with Maia to learn more about her background as a cl

How brick laying set the foundation for a career in medicine

26 May 2022

From a young age, Dr Tiwnini Hemi understood the meaning of hard work. Every weekend, school holidays, and most evenings, he and his four brothers built houses with their father, who was a brick layer by trade.

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

2 Sep 2021

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

1 Sep 2021

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

The importance of equity in vaccination

23 Aug 2021

Opinion piece By Dr Maia Melbourne-Wilcox (FRNZCGP) and Professor Sue Crengle By about the importance of equity in vaccination.

Meet the College's new Equity Advisors

16 Jul 2021

The College welcomes Shehara Farik and Denzel Lumatia-Paki, our two new Auckland-based Equity Advisers (Pasifika and Rural), to the team.

Very, very good; not perfect

21 May 2021

“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

29 Apr 2021

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

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Member

Everyone has a role in ensuring equitable health outcomes for Māori’

Dr Maia Melbourne-Wilcox (Tūhoe) has recently been appointed to the role of Pou Whirinaki – a position that provides leadership, support, and Hauora Māori perspectives to the College. We had a chat with Maia to learn more about her background as a cl

Dr Ian Milne 1947 – 2022, an obituary

Much-loved Petone GP Dr Ian Milne passed away suddenly last month aged 74.

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Rural

Celebrating rural resilience

Rural hospitals, and the teams who run them, are as crucial to local communities as the school, yet their contributions go largely unsung.

Doctor by nature

Rural practice? Jeremy Webber was born to it. Raised in the rural reaches of the Manawatū and Whangārei, he was bonded from an early age to the whenua.

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College

Greg Judkins poetry competition

The winners of the Greg Judkins prize for reflective poetry were announced, and their poems read out at GP22: the Conference for General Practice.

Health Reforms: Whose voices are being heard

The pitch for the new health reforms is that they will be less postcode lottery and more community focused. On paper, this sounds ideal, but as the panel of Dr Kyle Eggleton, Associate Professor Tristram Ingham, Dr Fiona Bolden and Dr Monica Liva dis

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Sector

Cyber Smart week

It’s Cyber Smart Week, a timely reminder to think, ‘is our practice prepared against cyber-attacks?’

Earthquake and tsunami evacuation drill

ShakeOut is coming up. While it might not be realistic for staff and patients to physically participate in ShakeOut while at the practice, it’s a timely reminder to think about disaster preparedness

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Clinical

Examining the word ‘examination’ in death

The lawyers for the Medical Protection Society (MPS) have recently sought clarification of the term ‘examination’ as it applies to filing death certificates and cremation papers

Monkeypox in Aotearoa

As of July 2022, two people have been been diagnosed with monkeypox in New Zealand.

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