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9 Aug 2021

Local Motueka GP honoured for his dedication to community

Dr James Chisnall has been awarded a College Community Service Medal.

9 Aug 2021

Outstanding Māori health advocate receives top GP honour

Renowned Māori health advocate Dr Rawiri McKree Jansen has been awarded College Distinguished Fellowship.

9 Aug 2021

Decision to give young women free healthcare nets local GP top honour

Flaxmere-based GP, Dr Sandra Jessop has been awarded College Distinguished Fellowship.

7 Aug 2021

New Zealand’s GP expert in sexual assault medical care receives top honour

Christchurch GP Dr Clare Healy has been awarded College Distinguished Fellowship.

6 Aug 2021

Health Minister announces practical framework at GP’s annual conference

Today at GP21: the conference for general practice, Minister for Health Andrew Little announced a new Health System Indicators framework to measure how well the health and disability system serves New Zealanders.

5 Aug 2021

Is there a doctor in the house?

On Friday more than 700 GPs and other health professionals will put down their stethoscopes and descend on Wellington for The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners annual conference

4 Aug 2021

Funding applications open for research that benefits general practice

The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners has today opened its triannual funding round for research that benefits general practice. This is the final funding round of the year.

21 Jul 2021

New Zealand needs to start manufacturing COVID-19 vaccine

The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners is calling on the Government to ensure New Zealand can produce and develop COVID-19 vaccines independently.

5 Jul 2021

New research shows how remote GP consults are addressing worldwide health inequiti

A new study published in the Journal of Primary Health Care shows how during the COVID-19 outbreak, GPs in Italy successfully moved to a virtual medicine model in order to reduce the spread of the virus, and keep patients, and themselves, safe.

23 Jun 2021

GPs still open for business despite Alert Level change in Wellington

Following the announcement to move the Wellington region into Alert Level 2, The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners is encouraging Wellingtonians to be vigilant and follow the well-tested guidelines that are already in place.

10 Jun 2021

Our COVID-free status relies on trust in vaccine

The increase of vaccine hesitancy caused by misinformation about the safety of the COVID vaccine is frustrating, and needs to stop, says Dr Bryan Betty, medical director at The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners.

7 Jun 2021

College President deserving recipient of Queen’s Birthday Honour

The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners is delighted to congratulate their President, Dr Samantha Murton, on being appointed as a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM) in the 2021 Queens Birthday honours.

31 May 2021

Second round of funding applications open for general practice research

The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners has today opened its triannual funding round for research that benefits general practice. This is the second funding round of the year.

20 May 2021

GPs find themselves ‘health adjacent’ in today’s Budget announcements

“Not surprised” but with “glimmers of hope” is how the President of The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners has described her reaction to today’s Budget 2021.

12 May 2021

Funding awarded by College of GPs for research into general practice

The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners has awarded $13,478 today to research that benefits general practice.

10 May 2021

College of GPs applauds announcement of lifesaving self-test for cervical cancer

The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners has applauded the Government’s announcement yesterday that a self-test for cervical cancer will be available from 2023.

23 Apr 2021

GP21 conference registrations open

The College was excited to open registrations for its GP21 conference last week. The conference will be held from 6-8 August in Wellington. Earlybird prices are available until 24 June.

22 Apr 2021

College places Cornerstone Teaching Module in abeyance

College CEO Lynne Hayman has made the decision to suspend the College’s Cornerstone Teaching Module for the rest of 2021.

21 Apr 2021

GPs optimistic about realistic plan for New Zealand’s health future

The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners today commended the efficiencies, access to healthcare for all, and prominence and importance of equity that was outlined in today’s Health and Disability System Review announcement.

15 Apr 2021

HPV screening delays mean Māori and Pacific women are dying

New Zealand’s Māori and Pacific women are dying at two-three times the rate of other women because the way we screen for cervical cancer isn’t as good as it could be.

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