The College represents members’ views with government and health sector organisations on issues relating to general practice, the health system and the health of New Zealanders.
It is fifty years since New Zealand’s Equal Pay Act was passed into law, making it illegal to pay employees and contractors differently according to gender.
As a leader in quality and standards setting, the College does not differentiate between gender in the payment of employees or contractors and considers it unacceptable for female GPs to be paid less than male GPs for identical work requiring the same level of skill and time.
As an employer, the College encourages general practice employers and GP employees to take responsibility for ensuring remuneration levels are appropriate. We issued a position statement on Gender Pay Equity in June 2022.