About the College

The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (the College) is the professional body and postgraduate educational institute for general practitioners (GPs).

Our key aim is to improve health outcomes and reduce health inequities for all people in Aotearoa New Zealand. We do this by setting and maintaining education and quality standards, and supporting our members to provide competent, equitable care to their patients.

Our work is underpinned by kaitiakitanga (service and stewardship), whanaungatanga (collaboration and respect), mana tangata (diversity and inclusion), and auaha (innovation ad creativity).

Our 60 operational staff support approximately 5,000 GPs and rural hospital doctors working in 1,000 general practices around the country. Our people are committed to creating a contemporary and sustainable organisation, improving health equity, leading the way in education excellence, and ensuring quality general practice.

About our workforce

Te Rautaki – Statement of Strategic Intent 2019 - 2024

Te Rautaki is a document that outlines our guiding principles and key strategic goals. It's the foundation that will lead out work for the next five years.

Read it here

Mā te rongo, ka mōhio; mā te mōhio, ka marama; mā te mārama, ka mātau; mā te mātau, ka ora.

Through resonance comes cognisance, through cognisance comes understanding, through understanding comes knowledge, through knowledge comes life and well-being.