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.

Dr Bev Lawton – a driving force for women’s health

15 Nov 2021

If you needed to find an advocate for women’s health, there is no need to look further than Distingushed Fellow Dr Bev Lawton.

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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

Fighting COVID-19 with a vaccination plan

28 Apr 2021

College Fellow Dr Joe Bourne was one of the hundreds of frontline medical workers who responded to the threat of a global pandemic, in his role as incident controller for the Bay of Plenty (BOP) COVID-19 response.

General practice training the icing on the cake

18 Mar 2021

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.

Plain sailing for GP and family

18 Mar 2021

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

Faculty Focus – Hawkes Bay

25 Feb 2021

Building relationships between primary and secondary health care practitioners is a key focus for the Hawkes Bay Faculty – and if that happens in a socially convivial atmosphere then so much the better!

Small, but mighty!

23 Feb 2021

If you thought all powerlifters were giant human specimens, with bulging muscles and the capacity to eat boiled chicken by the kilo, Karlina Tongotea is here to surprise you.

A baby, a medical degree, and now a seat on the Board

12 Feb 2021

The apprentice has become the master with the appointment of Dr Kiriana Bird (Ngāti Tukorehe, Ngāti Porou) to the College Board.

Access and equity key focus for new Clinical Lead

12 Feb 2021

A young Cathy Stephenson knew she wanted to make a difference in the world, and her new role as a College Clinical Lead will help her do just that!

Patients provide poetic inspiration

13 Nov 2020

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

30 Oct 2020

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

Spirit of adventure leads to Distinguished Fellowship

27 Oct 2020

British GP Chris Reid has always had a passion for an adventurous life, so it was almost inevitable that his path would bring him to New Zealand.

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

Introducing Dr Jennifer James – Chair of the Board of Studies

Dr Jenny James is originally from the UK, where she first discovered her love of rural medicine in Wick, a tiny place in the remote far North of Scotland.

Andrew Morgan: new Chair of the DRHM

Meet Dr Andrew Morgan, the new Chair of the Division or Rural Hospital Medicine.

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College

Five minutes is all it takes to make a difference

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.

GP21 a vibrant, thoughtful, successful conference

Opening GP21: the conference for general practice on the morning of Friday, 6 August, President Dr Samantha Murton said she couldn’t sugar-coat how tough the past 18 months had been.

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Sector

Tips to grow the business side of a practice

Running a business is not easy and growing a practice can be daunting. Leicester Gouwland from Findex Financial Services provides some useful tips.

Cyber Smart week

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

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Clinical

Inclusivity for transgender people

Tips for ensuring transgender/intersex/non-binary /takatāpui/MVPAFF+ people feel safe and included when checking in to get vaccinated.

Insurance Agents asking for notes as patient representative

Over the last few years, we have seen an increasing number of cases where patients have approached an insurance broker to arrange health or life cover.

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Equity

The importance of equity in vaccination

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

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

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