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18 May 2018 College

The College's view on the 2018 Budget

The Government has announced a range of measures in the 2018 Budget which the College welcomes as positive steps that will help high-needs patients, however we are acutely conscious that this is likely to have an impact on our members’ already-high w

17 May 2018 College

Good news for patients ahead of World Family Doctor Day

Today’s Budget announcements will provide welcome relief for patients needing to see their GP, says Dr Tim Malloy, President of The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners.

16 May 2018

Lifestyle risk factors and levels of clinical advice and counselling in general pr

This article considers the prevalence of lifestyle risk factors (ie obesity, smoking and alcohol consumption) in general practice in Australia and the rates of corresponding clinical advice and counselling.

12 May 2018 College

Quick 5 with Brigadier Ben Kite

Ahead of the Conference for General Practice 2018, we had a chat with keynote speaker, Brigadier Benedict Kite, Commander of the Joint Forces Intelligence Group - UK Defence Intelligence, about his forthcoming appearance at GP18.

10 May 2018

Whānau perceptions and experiences of acute rheumatic fever diagnosis for Māori in

This study explored Māori whānau experiences of acute rheumatic fever, including pathways to primary healthcare, and barriers and facilitators for diagnosis of acute rheumatic fever (ARF).

10 May 2018 College

Happy Mother's Day

We want to acknowledge all our wonderful GP mums, who combine general practice and motherhood (no mean feat!). So today seems like the perfect day to share this moving story about Dr Joan Walton, who sadly passed away late last year aged 96.

7 May 2018 Clinical

Positive news for Mirena prescribers and patients

Good news today for GPs and their female patients – the Pharmacology and Therapeutics Advisory Committee (PTAC) has recommended to PHARMAC that it extend funding for Levonorgestrel intrauterine systems (LIUS).

7 May 2018 College

World Family Doctor Day 19 May

We're celebrating World Family Doctor Day on May 19 by asking College members to tell us what a typical day in general practice might look like.

4 May 2018

College response to Health Committee on Health (National Cervical Screening Progra

The College has submitted feedback to the Health Committee on the Health (National Cervical Screening Programme) Amendment Bill.

3 May 2018

Determinants of patient satisfaction: a systematic review

The aim of this study was to identify the key determinants of patients’ satisfaction, or in other words what patients value from their health care professionals.

27 Apr 2018 College

Outcome of 2018 Board election

Dr Lauren McGifford has been re-elected to the College Board for a three-year term.

26 Apr 2018

Medicinal Cannabis: a survey among health care providers in Washington State

A study investigating Washington State health professionals' knowledge, beliefs, clinical practices and training needs about medical cannabis.

24 Apr 2018 Rural and EquitySector

Blood tests help cancer patients

A new monitoring method could be a significant step to reducing health inequity.

24 Apr 2018 Member

Farewell to Dr Bertram Young

Remembering the late GP, Dr Bertram Young.

24 Apr 2018 Sector

Hepatitis C funding

Financial assistance can be provided to assist with the costs of Hepatitis C treatment for clients, who are eligible for a Special Needs Grant.

19 Apr 2018

Speaking up against unprofessional behaviours

The latest article in the RNZCGP Digest is an editorial focusing on unprofessional behaviour as potential threat to patient safety.

19 Apr 2018 College

Sobering stats on medicated drivers

To help improve this situation and make our roads safer, the College has been helping the NZ Transport Agency develop some learning resources for GPs and their patients.

18 Apr 2018 College

Rural research day videos now available

The Rural General Practitioners' Chapter hosted a rural research day on 5 April 2018. Watch the presentations (which are eligible for CME points).

16 Apr 2018 Sector

Rural WISPs

Read how rural wireless internet service providers (WISPs) can help medical communities.

16 Apr 2018

Dr Claude Preitner: CAA role combines a love of medicine and aviation

With a GP father and a psychiatrist great grandfather, it’s not surprising that Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) Senior Medical Officer, Dr Claude Preitner, became a medical practitioner.

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