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
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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).
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.
The College has submitted feedback to the Health Committee on the Health (National Cervical Screening Programme) Amendment Bill.
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.
Dr Lauren McGifford has been re-elected to the College Board for a three-year term.
A study investigating Washington State health professionals' knowledge, beliefs, clinical practices and training needs about medical cannabis.
A new monitoring method could be a significant step to reducing health inequity.
Remembering the late GP, Dr Bertram Young.
Financial assistance can be provided to assist with the costs of Hepatitis C treatment for clients, who are eligible for a Special Needs Grant.
The latest article in the RNZCGP Digest is an editorial focusing on unprofessional behaviour as potential threat to patient safety.
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.
The Rural General Practitioners' Chapter hosted a rural research day on 5 April 2018. Watch the presentations (which are eligible for CME points).
Read how rural wireless internet service providers (WISPs) can help medical communities.
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.