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.

Rural hospital medicine an “adventure” for Dr Marc Gutenstein

9 Jul 2019

For rural hospital doctor (RHD) and Fellow Marc Gutenstein, rural medicine has always been an adventure.

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A passion for rural health inspires new student research

23 May 2019

Growing up in rural Whanganui has sparked a life-long passion for improving health outcomes in vulnerable communities for University of Otago student Ella Duxfield (Ngā Rauru, Kāi Tahu).

Rural hospital medicine just felt natural

7 Mar 2019

Dr Sampsa Kiuru tells us what he loves about rural hospital medicine.

Rural hospital medicine makes for an interesting life

30 Jan 2019

Dr Yan Wong, Medical Director of Clutha Health First, gives us an insight of what it is like to work in rural medicine.

Rural hospital doctor profile - Dr Emma Davey

12 Jul 2018

I live in beautiful part of the country, and the work-life balance is amazing. The sense of community – of being part of something bigger than just work – is a real benefit. There’s a real sense of community, with people looking out for each other.

Dr Alex Mcleod- living and playing in NZ's most beautiful locations

3 Apr 2018

Dr Alex Mcleod's work as a rural doctor allows him and his family to live and play in some of New Zealand's most beautiful locations.

Meet Dr Tom Dawson, Rural Hospital Medicine Specialist

27 Mar 2018

Dr Tom Dawson is a rural bloke working in rural medicine. Read his story

Meet Dr Hannah Lawn, Rural Hospital Medicine Specialist

20 Mar 2018

Born in Hāwera Hospital, Dr Hannah Lawn has found her way back to rural roots

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College

Review of CME providers

Review of CME providers prioritises equity, cultural safety, and self-reflection

We need to keep building towards equity

When Dr Rachel Mackie was elected as the new Chair of Māori representative group Te Akoranga a Māui she knew what she had to do.

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Member

Tongan Health Society wins GP practice of the year

Earlier this year, Auckland’s Tongan Health Society was awarded GP practice of the year at the inaugural Primary Healthcare Awards.

Wellington Faculty members attend a cultural competency event

The Wellington Faculty takes a trip to Kāpiti Island.

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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.

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

Accelerated Silicosis – what you need to know

Last Tuesday the College hosted a webinar on accelerated silicosis, an emerging disease that affects those working with engineered stone.

30 years of Daffodil Day

2020 marks the 30th anniversary of Daffodil Day in New Zealand. That’s 30 years of coming together to raise much-needed funds to support people with cancer.

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Equity

Gold-standard equity module now part of Cornerstone

Improving equity in healthcare is a key commitment of the College’s, which is making progress towards that goal with the recent launch of an equity module as part of Cornerstone.

Ethics and equity in the time of COVID-19

“We’re all in this together” was the advertising slogan and battle cry of the Government’s COVID-19 response, but was that really the case?

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