As a member, you belong to a community of over 4000 other GPs in The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners that comes with exclusive benefits.
Completing the Fellowship through the General Practice Education Programme throws open the doors to a fulfilling career as a general practitioner. The Medical Council of New Zealand recognises you as a specialist doctor and you can now legally practice independently at a single-GP practice and supervise other GPs.
Discussing health topics with colleagues or friends is one thing, but as a member your thoughts, experience and opinions can be used in consultations that ultimately influence national health policy. Furthermore, members are sometimes put forward as representatives on Ministry of Health working groups as College representatives.
Every member belongs to a Chapter or Faculty where they can attend local events, talk in teleconferences and share ideas in Facebook communities to discuss College matters. The Board Apprentice scheme has also been popular among many members who have leapt at the chance to learn valuable business skills in a mentored environment. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to express your interest in becoming a Board Apprentice.
Meaning ‘group of experts’, many new Fellows have taken advantage of the complimentary resource toolkit (login required) to guide them through new terrains in general practice. Some regions offer a mentoring programme for one-on-one help.
The College offers all the tools you need to meet the learning curriculum, track CPD progress or maintain your practice quality standards.
Tackle evolving health issues such as obesity with our health topics resources and learn how to jump hurdles like communication with limited English patients using our good practice resources.
If you’re looking for a job or maybe selling a practice, the College classifieds is where every GP goes to advertise; posting an ad is on the house.
Members can use the world-class interactive learning software BMJ Learning gratis, which contains more than 600 clinical and non-clinical modules to sink your teeth into..
Conference for General Practice: 27 - 30 July 2017 (Dunedin Town Hall)
Subsidies and cash-back offers are sometimes available for attending the annual Conference for General Practice and Quality Symposium. Check with your local Faculty
Education Convention (EdCon): May 2018 (Wellington)
All 2017/18 in-practice teachers, medical educators and small group facilitators, all Fellowship assessors and all censors are invited to EdCon where the first 150 people to sign up will receive complimentary registration, travel, accommodation and meals.
20% off McGraw-Hill textbooks
Now available on desktop, iPad or iPhone, the esteemed McGaw-Hill textbooks are available with complimentary shipping. Head to your members area to find your discount code.
A helping hand
Feeling a bit low? Check out the self-care section for help. Have an idea for a research project? Try the Research and Education Charitable Trust.
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