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24 Nov 2022

More data released showing GPs are a workforce in crisis

Findings from the 2022 International Health Policy Survey of Primary Care Physicians across 10 high-income countries (including New Zealand) show that the challenges GPs and rural hospital doctors are facing.

4 Oct 2022

Extra funding a huge win for stretched GP workforce

Health Minister Andrew Little’s announcement today that the Government is putting more money into GP training is a significant step in the right direction towards getting more doctors to specialise in general practice.

19 Sep 2022

Palliative care in New Zealand is critically ill

It is hard to argue with the importance of palliative care – an attentive, responsive, and integrated approach to individuals who are facing death.

31 Aug 2022

Long-term vaping impact must be understood if contributing to Smokefree 2025 goal

Today The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners Medical Director Dr Bryan Betty spoke to the Health Select Committee on the College’s submission to the Smokefree Environments and Regulated Products (Smoked Tobacco) Amendment Bill.

3 Aug 2022

Funding for research that benefits general practice

The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners supports research and education that benefits general practice, rural general practice, and rural hospital medicine, and is welcoming applications for the fina funding round of 2022.

29 Jul 2022

College of GPs urges patients to get the right advice before starting COVID-19 ant

The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners is encouraging patients to get the right advice before starting a course of COVID-19 antiviral medications.

28 Jul 2022

Bay of Plenty GPs dedication to profession recognised with College award

A general practitioner with over 20 years' experience has been awarded a Community Service Medal at GP22: the Conference for General Practice.

25 Jul 2022

Rural GP recognised with Community Service Medal from College of GPs

Long-serving South Canterbury GP Dr Gayle O’Duffy, has been awarded a Community Service Medal.

25 Jul 2022

Māori researchers passionate about rural medicine awarded Honorary Fellowship

Two respected Māori researchers have been awarded Honorary Fellowship of The Division of Rural Hospital Medicine.

25 Jul 2022

GP, Health Navigator founder receives top honour

Dr Janine Bycroft has been awarded Distinguished Fellowship.

25 Jul 2022

Taupō doctor awarded top GP College honour

Taupō-based rural medicine hospital specialist Dr Jeremy Webber has been awarded Division Distinguished Fellowship .

25 Jul 2022

Two Wellington GPs recognised for decades of community service

Wellington-based GPs Dr David Werry and Dr Chris Fawcett have been awarded Community Service Medals.

25 Jul 2022

Dedicated Māori health advocate recognised with College of GPs award

Dr Matire Harwood (Ngā Puhi) has been awarded a Community Service Medal.

25 Jul 2022

GP passionate about youth health recognised with highest College award

Dr Sean Hanna, a Wellington-based GP has been awarded Distinguished Fellowship.

25 Jul 2022

Deserving GPs awarded for contribution to College and general practice workforce

Five general practitioners from across the country have been awarded a President’s Service Medal by The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners.

25 Jul 2022

GPs strong community spirit recognised with College of GPs award

Specialist general practitioner Dr Jessica Sterenborg has been awarded a Community Service Medal.

25 Jul 2022

Long-serving contribution to Christchurch community sees GP receive top College ho

The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners has awarded Christchurch-based GP Dr Lauren McGifford the top honour of Distinguished Fellowship at GP22: the Conference for General Practice.

25 Jul 2022

GP and Māori health advocate’s service to community recognised with top College ho

A specialist general practitioner who has worked her entire career with Māori in Hawkes Bay has been awarded Distinguished Fellowship of The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners.

25 Jul 2022

Distinguished Fellowship for Wellington GP who shows no signs of slowing down

In a recent interview with NZ Doctor, Dr Peter Moodie described himself as “fit, and in my 70s.”

22 Jul 2022

Dr Ashley Bloomfield recognised with Honorary Fellowship of GP College

Outgoing Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield has been awarded Honorary Fellowship of The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners.

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