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20 Oct 2021

Excuses will slow down the vaccine rollout says GP College

The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners is urging people to keep building on the high levels of vaccinations seen during last weekend’s ‘Super Saturday’ vaxathon events to protect themselves and their communities against COVID-19.

18 Oct 2021

Palmerston North iwi health provider receives GP College quality accreditation

The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners congratulates Palmerston North’s Best Care Whakapai Hauora clinic on receiving accreditation for completing the College’s Cornerstone quality programme

11 Oct 2021

Mandatory vaccinations necessary to keep our communities safe say GP College

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.

7 Oct 2021

College of GPs and Pasifika wellbeing hub partner to support Pasifika GPs

Over the past 18 months The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners’ Pasifika GPs have been paramount in the drive to address health inequities associated with COVID-19 in their communities.

6 Oct 2021

Make a date to vaccinate. GPs welcome national call to action on 16 October

The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners welcomes the national call to action for all eligible Kiwis to get vaccinated on 16 October’s ‘Super Saturday’ event.

4 Oct 2021

Breast Cancer Awareness Month touch, look, check, and see your GP if something’s n

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners is reminding people to take the time to check their breasts, and to see your GP if you have any concerns.

1 Oct 2021

College of GPs defers 2021 clinical exams for GPEP year one registrars

The Board of The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners has made the decision to defer the clinical exams by three months until late February 2022.

30 Sep 2021

When it comes to COVID-19, GPs advise against taking advice from social media infl

The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners’ Medical Director Dr Bryan Betty wouldn’t attempt to advise you on nail art, contouring, or the most popular activewear brand.

29 Sep 2021

College of GPs welcomes announcement of improved maternity health outcomes

Yesterday’s announcement to improve women’s health equity through improved maternity services and ACC legislation amendments for childbirth injuries is welcomed by The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners.

24 Sep 2021

GPs serving their communities and supporting Pasifika families affected by Delta

The current COVID-19 Delta outbreak has hit the Pacific community hard with about half of all cases being Pasifika people.

23 Sep 2021

Lack of primary care representation on Health NZ Board not acceptable, says GP Col

The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners welcomes the appointment of Distinguished College Fellow Professor Sue Crengle onto the Māori Health Authority Board.

6 Sep 2021

College of GPs comes out against Ivermectin for COVID-19 treatment

The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners is urging the public to be smart about misinformation highlighting untested and unapproved treatments of COVID-19, such as Ivermectin.

1 Sep 2021

Whangarei general practice first to receive College of GPs quality accreditation

The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners congratulates Whangarei’s Rust Ave Medical Centre for being the first practice to receive accreditation for completing the College’s new Cornerstone quality programme.

30 Aug 2021

College of GPs award funding for important rural hospital research

The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners has awarded $11,410 to research that benefits general practice. The funding is awarded three times a year by the Research and Education Committee (REC).

30 Aug 2021

GPs heartened by team of five million’s record vaccination numbers

The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners says the number of people vaccinated over the past week shows how committed the country is to fighting COVID-19.

23 Aug 2021

College calls for priority vaccines for Māori and Pasifika

The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners supports the call from Te Rōpū Whakakaupapa Urutā, the National Māori Pandemic Group, that unvaccinated Māori and Pasifika must be prioritised to receive their first COVID-19 vaccination.

20 Aug 2021

GPs here to help throughout the latest COVID outbreak

As requests for vaccinations increase, and queues at testing centres grow, The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners would like to remind the public about how your local GP can help during this period of uncertainty.

18 Aug 2021

How to see your GP during Alert Level 4

As New Zealand begins another stint in Alert Level 4, The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners would like to remind the public that general practice clinics are still open for business, and say, ‘your health is important to us’.

9 Aug 2021

GPs 25-year service to Ōmokoroa recognised with GP College award

Dr Murray Smith, who retired in March 2021, was a general practitioner at the Ōmokoroa Medical Centre for 25 years.

9 Aug 2021

Long serving Taupo GP honored with the College's highest award

Dr Peter Fleischl, a Taupō-based GP, has been awarded College Distinguished Fellowship.

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