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This weekend (Friday 22 – Sunday 24 July) more than 500 general practitioners and rural hospital doctors will arrive in Christchurch to attend GP22: the Conference for General Practice.
The Government’s announcement today increasing availability of the COVID-19 antiviral medication, Paxlovid, is both positive and concerning for the country’s largest membership body of GPs.
From 1 July 2022, medical reports requested under section 40 of the Coroners Act 2006 will be paid for GPs working in private practice.
General practitioners are expecting to see more winter illnesses with higher severity this year due to the reopening of the borders. However, they want to reassure their communities that they are still always here to care.
The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners congratulates Medical Director Dr Bryan Betty on being appointed as an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit (ONZM) in the 2022 Queen’s Birthday and Platinum Jubilee Honours List.
The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners is one of a group of organisations who have expressed frustration after yesterday’s meeting to discuss future funding of general practice under PHO Services Agreement Amendment Protocol (PSAAP).
The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners has launched its latest ‘Specialise as a GP’ campaign.
The Ministry of Health’s COVID-19 Vaccine Technical Advisory Group has recommended a second booster for people who are at high-risk of getting very sick from a COVID-19 infection and who received their first COVID-19 booster six months ago.
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 second funding round of 2022.
On World Family Doctor Day, The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners is celebrating the amazing work and dedication of its membership of over 5,600 general practitioners and rural hospital doctors.
The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners welcomes the investment for general practitioners in high need areas, and the investment for community health care, but is disappointed that the funding does not specifically address the workforc
Yesterday’s announcement by the Government to fast-track residency applications for overseas trained general practitioners has been applauded by The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners.
The Ministry of Health has let the College know that they’re releasing a new feature to the National Immunisation Solution (NIS) that will notify general practices when their patients get their flu jab somewhere else e.g. at a pharmacy.
Congratulations to Dr Karl Cole who has been elected as the new College Board member.
New Zealand’s 2022 flu campaign starts on 1 April. While everyone can get a flu vaccine from this date, the Ministry of Health is encouraging the health sector to proactively reach out to at-risk groups and offer funded flu vaccines as soon as possib
With all of New Zealand now under the red traffic light setting and recognising that we already have a stretched workforce, the College would like to remind the public that general practice clinics are still open.
With daily COVID cases numbers continuing to rise, general practitioners are asking for patience and understanding from the public as they continue to work at the forefront of community medicine.
The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners is frustrated that general practices have not received sufficient time to prepare for the increased use of Rapid Antigen Test (RATs) in practices.
Following the release of the NZMA’s ‘red letter’ The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (the College) and General Practice New Zealand (GPNZ) are clear that general practice will continue to be a vital part of Aotearoa’s COVID-19 resp
The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners says there needs to be a change in mindset for how we deal with COVID-19 in the future.