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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.

22 Feb 2021

General Practice students fly high in recent exams

The future of general practice is in good hands after two of the highest pass rates in recent years were achieved by registrars (trainee GPs) in their recent clinical and written exams.

15 Feb 2021

GPs reminding Aucklanders they’re ‘open for business’ despite Level 3 restrictions

The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners is reminding Aucklanders that, despite Level 3 restrictions, general practices are open for business.

1 Feb 2021

214 doctors representing 28 ethnicities start specialist GP training

Across New Zealand this week, 214 doctors will begin their training to become specialist general practitioners.

26 Jan 2021

College of GPs introduces new options for training more Rural Hospital Doctors

The Division of Rural Hospital Medicine has introduced a new scheme that will help doctors train faster to become Rural Hospital Doctors if they’ve already specialised in emergency medicine.

25 Jan 2021

College of GPs calls for increased testing for COVID-19

The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners has this morning asked all its GP members to increase swabbing for COVID-19 after the news yesterday of a community case in Northland.

19 Jan 2021

Three College Fellows receive 2021 New Year Honours

The College is absolutely thrilled to congratulate three Fellows who received New Year Honours for their outstanding contribution to general practice

13 Jan 2021

Dr Kiriana Bird appointed to College of GP’s Board

Dr Kiriana Bird (Ngāti Tukorehe, Ngāti Porou) has been appointed to the Board of The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners for a three-year term.

21 Dec 2020

College of GPs calls PHARMAC’s diabetes decision today a ‘win for equity’

Today’s decision by PHARMAC to fund two new medications for the management of Type 2 diabetes, and to especially make them available for Māori and Pacific patients is a win for equity says The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners.

24 Nov 2020

GPs frustrated by PHARMAC’s lack of progress on better meds for Type 2 diabetics

PHARMAC has put the brakes on two new medications that would greatly improve treatment options for Type 2 diabetics, frustrating The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners.

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