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

Dr Ian Milne 1947 – 2022, an obituary

26 Apr 2022

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

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Conference for junior doctors aims to build on bonds of shared experience

15 Nov 2021

Ralston D’Souza, a rural registrar at Westend Medical Centre in Rotorua, is one of several junior doctors whose personal experience of residency motivated him to take action to bring his fellow residents closer together.

Winning hearts and minds key to climate change response

5 Nov 2021

A Wellington GP is facing the climate change crisis head-on by embracing the principles of ‘think globally, act locally’ at her Newtown clinic.

The unexpected patient: Dr Himali McInnes writes a book

29 Oct 2021

Dr Himali McInnes, a GP with over a decade’s experience working in South Auckland, has recently published her first book The Unexpected Patient - true Kiwi stories of life, death and unforgettable clinical cases. Deeply moved by an unforgettable pati

The doctor who led the development of general practice as a specialty

29 Oct 2021

Dr Brabazon graduated Otago Medical School in 1951, a time affectionately known as ‘The Vintage Year’ because it was the first time an entire class passed the final exams.

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

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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

Steering the waka towards more equitable outcomes

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

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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Equity

Another layer of burnout for Māori and Pasifika GPs

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

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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