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20 Aug 2018 College

Dr Bryan Betty on PHARMAC GP reps

Variety, impact and collaboration: the life of a GP rep, according to PHARMAC’s Primary Care Medical Director Dr Bryan Betty.

9 Aug 2018 RNZCGP Digest

Burnout in the medical profession: not a rite of passage

Increasing workloads, reduced medical autonomy and inefficiencies associated with new technologies create environments where burnout can flourish.

8 Aug 2018

Effective peer group discussions

Otago University's Dr Hamish Wilson shared his thoughts on effective peer group discussions at GP18.

3 Aug 2018 College

Select Committee presentation on End of Life Choice Bill

Last Friday College President Dr Tim Malloy addressed the Justice Select Committee in relation to the College’s submission on the End of Life Choice Bill.

3 Aug 2018 College

A desire to know how things work can take a kid down many different career paths

A desire 'to know how things work' can take a kid down many different career paths. But for Hutt GP Sonja Bodley it was always going to be medicine. Despite a lack of any family medical background, Sonja 'can't remember wanting to do anything else'.

2 Aug 2018 RNZCGP Digest

Holding a mirror to society

This paper sets out to describe the sociodemographic characteristics of students accepted into the University of Otago’s health professional programmes. It updates a 2012 paper to show the progress towards increasing diversity in this student cohort.

1 Aug 2018 College

GP18: Conference wrap up!

The College’s annual conference was held at Auckland’s Aotea Centre between 26 – 29 July 2018. It was preceded by a Quality Symposium and a Learning and Education Workshop.

1 Aug 2018 College

2018 Fellowship and Awards Ceremony

In 2018 we welcomed 162 new Fellows, including 11 Māori and Pasifika Fellows, to the College. In addition, four Fellows were accepted into the College’s Division of Rural Hospital Medicine (DRHM) – and four doctors became dual Fellows (Fellows of bot

1 Aug 2018 College

Eric Elder Memorial Medal awarded to Dr Graeme Fenton

It seems only fitting that to Celebrate 10 Years of the Division of Rural Hospital Medicine that we pause to celebrate the life and legacy of one of the country’s most significant rural doctors, Dr Eric Elder.

27 Jul 2018 College

Dr Tony Townsend reflects on 35 years with the College

He’s a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit, has lectured in the United Arab Emirates, and is a Distinguished Fellow and former Deputy President of the College, but the biggest career highlight for Dr Tony Townsend was simply being a general prac

27 Jul 2018

Congratulations to our new Māori Fellows

On Saturday 28 July, 10 Māori doctors will be formally recognised as Fellows of the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (the College).

27 Jul 2018

Congratulations to our new Fellows

The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners has welcomed 162 new Fellows during at the Fellowship ceremony during the annual Conference for General Practice over the weekend.

27 Jul 2018 College

2018 Greg Judkins Poetry Prize winners

The Greg Judkins poetry prize winners were announced at this year's GPEP breakfast on Saturday 28 July 2018

27 Jul 2018 College

GP President calls for action on GP trainee funding

Every trainee GP matters. It takes a minimum of 11 years to train a GP, so we can’t afford to be complacent. The time for talk has passed. Now is the time for action.

27 Jul 2018 College

Community Service Medal Recipient Dr Alainuanua Tupai

Samoan GP Alainuanua Tupai will be recognised for her outstanding contribution to general practice at the forthcoming annual conference of the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners.

26 Jul 2018 College

Conference for General Practice 2018

This Friday (27 July) more than 600 delegates will gather at the Aotea Centre in Auckland to tackle some of the big issues facing the sector at the annual conference of The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (the College).

26 Jul 2018 College

Honorary Fellow of the College Dr Peter Crampton

Part-time mountaineer Dr Peter Crampton has scaled some impressive heights in a medical career that began in 1990 as a GP on the outskirts of Wellington.

26 Jul 2018 College

Quality Symposium 2018

On Thursday 26 July, more than 150 GPs, practice managers, practice assessors and quality managers from PHOs, and other industry representatives will gather for the annual Quality Symposium of the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners.

26 Jul 2018 College

Honorary Fellow of the College Amanda Oakley

If good things really do come in threes then it’s clear how leading dermatologist Amanda Oakley would like to complete her career trifecta, after recently becoming a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit and an Honorary Fellow of the College.

26 Jul 2018 College

Life's a beach for medal winning Waikato GP Dr Martin Mikaere

Most of us enjoy a day at the beach but for Martin Mikaere it proved to be a life-changing moment that ultimately steered him into general practice.

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