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21 Jul 2021

New Zealand needs to start manufacturing COVID-19 vaccine

The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners is calling on the Government to ensure New Zealand can produce and develop COVID-19 vaccines independently.

5 Jul 2021

New research shows how remote GP consults are addressing worldwide health inequiti

A new study published in the Journal of Primary Health Care shows how during the COVID-19 outbreak, GPs in Italy successfully moved to a virtual medicine model in order to reduce the spread of the virus, and keep patients, and themselves, safe.

23 Jun 2021

GPs still open for business despite Alert Level change in Wellington

Following the announcement to move the Wellington region into Alert Level 2, The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners is encouraging Wellingtonians to be vigilant and follow the well-tested guidelines that are already in place.

10 Jun 2021

Our COVID-free status relies on trust in vaccine

The increase of vaccine hesitancy caused by misinformation about the safety of the COVID vaccine is frustrating, and needs to stop, says Dr Bryan Betty, medical director at The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners.

7 Jun 2021

College President deserving recipient of Queen’s Birthday Honour

The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners is delighted to congratulate their President, Dr Samantha Murton, on being appointed as a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM) in the 2021 Queens Birthday honours.

31 May 2021

Second round of funding applications open for general practice research

The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners has today opened its triannual funding round for research that benefits general practice. This is the second funding round of the year.

20 May 2021

GPs find themselves ‘health adjacent’ in today’s Budget announcements

“Not surprised” but with “glimmers of hope” is how the President of The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners has described her reaction to today’s Budget 2021.

12 May 2021

Funding awarded by College of GPs for research into general practice

The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners has awarded $13,478 today to research that benefits general practice.

10 May 2021

College of GPs applauds announcement of lifesaving self-test for cervical cancer

The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners has applauded the Government’s announcement yesterday that a self-test for cervical cancer will be available from 2023.

23 Apr 2021

GP21 conference registrations open

The College was excited to open registrations for its GP21 conference last week. The conference will be held from 6-8 August in Wellington. Earlybird prices are available until 24 June.

22 Apr 2021

College places Cornerstone Teaching Module in abeyance

College CEO Lynne Hayman has made the decision to suspend the College’s Cornerstone Teaching Module for the rest of 2021.

21 Apr 2021

GPs optimistic about realistic plan for New Zealand’s health future

The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners today commended the efficiencies, access to healthcare for all, and prominence and importance of equity that was outlined in today’s Health and Disability System Review announcement.

15 Apr 2021

HPV screening delays mean Māori and Pacific women are dying

New Zealand’s Māori and Pacific women are dying at two-three times the rate of other women because the way we screen for cervical cancer isn’t as good as it could be.

10 Apr 2021

College marks death of patron

The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners is today marking the death of their patron, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

31 Mar 2021

College of GPs releases latest Workforce Survey data

The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners has today released the results of its biennial Workforce Survey.

30 Mar 2021

GPs keen to hear more about Prime Minister’s focus on primary health care

The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners are keen to hear more about the Prime Minister’s focus on primary health care, following the comments she made to media yesterday.

23 Mar 2021

DRHM: nominate now for James Reid Award

Nominations for the James Reid Award are open.

15 Mar 2021

Immigration changes just what the doctor ordered

The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners is today praising a change by the Government that will allow overseas-trained doctors to work in New Zealand more easily.

10 Mar 2021

New Zealand’s GPs happy with rollout sequencing, keen to see the detail of ‘how’

The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners is pleased to hear that today’s vaccine rollout plan will get the country’s GPs and general practice staff vaccinated soon.

9 Mar 2021

Survey results raise concern for the health and sustainability of general practice

Two recent surveys from The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners have signalled real concern about an increase in GP burnout, the number of GPs intending to retire, and the sustainability of the sector.

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