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12 May 2022

College of GPs thrilled to welcome more international GPs

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.

11 May 2022

New system adds NIS alerts – but also a task for GPs

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.

21 Apr 2022

New College Board member announced

Congratulations to Dr Karl Cole who has been elected as the new College Board member.

22 Mar 2022

National Influenza campaign starts 1 April

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

9 Mar 2022

Vaccination mandate keeps GPs (and patients) safe, and practices open for business

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.

4 Mar 2022

GPs ask patients for patience as they tackle Omicron

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.

24 Feb 2022

GPs worried that RATs will cause spats

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.

23 Feb 2022

Top GPs confirm New Zealanders’ healthcare needs will always be paramount

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

16 Feb 2022

Omicron is not Delta: Dealing with COVID in the future requires a change in mindse

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.

3 Feb 2022

Omicron forces College of GPs to change clinical exams

The Board of The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners has announced that the College will not proceed with its registrars’ first year clinical exams that were planned to commence at the end of February 2022.

1 Feb 2022

Tonight's Ashley Bloomfield webinar will be recorded

We are nearing capacity for webinar registrations for tonight's event. Please note that the webinar will be recorded and available on your dashboard later in the week.

28 Jan 2022

Māori and Pasifika hardest hit by Delta but what will we do differently with Omicr

Health inequities are not new and have sadly played out again throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

26 Jan 2022

Red, orange, green - your GP is always here for you

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.

22 Dec 2021

Our College Christmas hours

The College office is closed for the Christmas break from 1pm on Friday, 24 December 2021 and will reopen on Wednesday, 5 January 2022 at 8am.

6 Dec 2021

GPs receive international recognition for contribution to general practice

The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners congratulates Professor Felicity Goodyear-Smith and Dr Jo Scott-Jones who have been awarded Fellowship of the World Organization of Family Doctors (WONCA).

30 Nov 2021

College of GPs award funding for research on parental leave

The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners has awarded $10,000 to research that benefits general practice. The funding is awarded three times a year by the Research and Education Committee (REC).

25 Nov 2021

College of GPs welcomes additional funding, questions what this means for workforc

The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners welcomes the investment to increase testing, tracing, and support for managing COVID-19 in the community, but questions what this means for general practitioners working on the frontline and cari

3 Nov 2021

Anger towards GPs over vaccine exemptions unacceptable says GP College

The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners welcomes today’s announcement of the establishment of a centralised application process for vaccine exemption certificates.

1 Nov 2021

Speak up and see your GP this Men's Health Month

November is all about tackling the big issues that are affecting men’s health, and The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners is encouraging people to speak up and seek help.

28 Oct 2021

Vaccination targets important to increase equitable outcomes

The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners supports the call for mandatory vaccinations for those in the health and disability sector as announced this afternoon by COVID-19 Minister Chris Hipkins.

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