College of GPs award funding for research on parental leave

30 November 2021

The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners has awarded $5,000 to research that benefits general practice. The funding is awarded three times a year by the Research and Education Committee (REC).

The College received five applications for the final funding round of 2021. There were one successful applicants:

Dr Rachel Roskvist | Auckland

Research title: The parental leave experiences of New Zealand General Practitioners

Amount awarded: $5,000

Summary: This research aims to describe the experiences, challenges and barriers of NZ GPs taking and returning from parental leave and using these experiences to formulate recommendations to support them. The data collected will be useful for future workforce planning, to identify any difficulties and gaps with the process, and to characterise an issue that largely impacts women, and has strong relevance to Māori and Pasifika.