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24 Nov 2020

GPs frustrated by PHARMAC’s lack of progress on better meds for Type 2 diabetics

PHARMAC has put the brakes on two new medications that would greatly improve treatment options for Type 2 diabetics, frustrating The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners.

19 Nov 2020

Government’s visa rules thwart overseas doctors despite critical rural shortages

New Zealand’s rural communities are facing a healthcare crisis with more than a quarter of all rural practices being short staffed.

30 Oct 2020 College

GP College says cannabis health issues won’t go away with ‘no’ vote

The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners has today reminded people that the health issues associated with cannabis use won’t go away because today’s preliminary referendum vote was ‘no’.

30 Oct 2020 College

GPs cautious about ‘yes’ vote on End of Life Choice Bill

In 12 months’ time some of New Zealand’s GPs could be enabling their patient to end their life after today’s preliminary ‘yes’ vote in the End of Life Bill referendum.

21 Oct 2020

GPs celebrated in College awards

The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners is today celebrating 12 high-achieving GPs.

20 Oct 2020

Teachers receive Honorary Fellowship

Ms Jill Muirhead of Wanaka and Ms Wendy Finnie of Dunedin have been awarded Honorary Fellowship.

20 Oct 2020

Innovative business leader and doctor awarded top honour by GP College

Dr Graham McGeoch of Governors Bay has been awarded Distinguished Fellowship of the College.

20 Oct 2020

Four GPs’ service to their peer group recognised in College awards

Four GPs (from Cambridge, Okaihau, and Auckland) have been recognised outstanding contributions.

20 Oct 2020

Local doctor receives highest award for New Zealand GPs

Dr Chris Reid of Falmouth has been awarded Distinguished Fellowship of the College.

20 Oct 2020

French doctor uses second language to ace GP exams and win top prize

Dr Elodie Mazoyer, a Christchurch GP, has won the Humphrey Rainey Prize for Excellence.

20 Oct 2020

Champion of mental health and compassionate care receives GP award

Dr Graeme Kidd of Howick, Auckland has been awarded a Community Service Medal by the College.

20 Oct 2020

Seven new Māori GPs graduate specialist training; we need more

The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners is today celebrating seven new Māori GPs.

20 Oct 2020

Unfaltering commitment to primary care nets Honorary GP Fellowship

Ross Lawrenson, Professor of Population Health at the University of Waikato has been awarded Honorary Fellowship.

20 Oct 2020

Medal in memory of slain doctor awarded to young Taumarunui GP

Dr Caitlin Whitford, a rural hospital doctor working in Turangi, has become the first recipient of the Dr Amjad Hamid Medal.

19 Oct 2020

First GP, now MP – College congratulations new GP members of parliament

The Collge College of General Practitioners is today congratulating Dr Neru Leavasa and Dr Gaurav Sharma.

9 Oct 2020

New research proves GPs continued to deliver high level of care during lockdown

New research published today in The New Zealand Medical Journal shows that during lockdown GPs delivered the same level of care they usually would, just in a different way.

5 Oct 2020

College of GPs welcomes commitment to tackle rheumatic fever

The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners is welcoming yesterday’s announcement to invest $55 million in tackling the root causes of rheumatic fever.

1 Oct 2020

Know what’s normal, chat to your GP and do the best for your breasts

s we pin our pink ribbons on for October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners is reminding people to touch, look, and check their breasts and if anything isn’t normal, call your GP.

24 Sep 2020

New study shows GPs are increasingly crucial to cancer care in New Zealand

A new study published in the Journal of Primary Health Care shows that GPs should be involved in all stages of New Zealander’s cancer care for patients to have the best chance of success.

23 Sep 2020

Calling your GP the first step to sussing mental health concerns

If you’re worried about your mental health, or the mental health of someone you know, now is the time to see your GP.

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