As a member, you will receive a suite of free and discounted publications, resources and services to support you in your day-to-day work and professional development. The following provides you with an overview of what you receive with your membership:
Free access to College clinical guidelines and resources (PDF format) such as: Cultural Competence, Aiming for Excellence, Care of the Older People etc.
Free College weekly e-newsletter with salient news items, information about consultations, education events, conferences, vacancies and more.
A highly popular service - free classified advertising in ePulse and on the College website to help you find locums, GPs, buy/sell practices etc.
Discounted registration to attend College events such as the Annual Conference, Quality Symposium and Education Convention.
Click here to browse through a range of events including conferences, workshops and courses, using search criteria such as location, date and CME-endorsed events.
Free access to all 550 BMJ Learning modules, one of the world's most respected online learning services for GPs. BMJ Learning offers a range of resources which deal with everyday issues in primary care, general practice and hospital medicine.
To gain access to BMJ Learning, log in to the members' only area of the website. The link to BMJ Learning is located at the top left of your Dashboard.
College members receive a 15% discount and free freight (within New Zealand) for orders from McGraw-Hill Medical Books. The McGraw-Hill catalogue is available on the College website in the member-only area.
Free access to Meltwater News in the member-only area on the website, an online media intelligence service providing you with current articles, issues and new information from around the globe to inform and support you as a general practitioner.
Free subscription to the Journal of Primary Health Care, the College's peer-reviewed quarterly journal, designed to meet the information needs of New Zealand GPs, practice nurses, community pharmacists other primary health care practitioners. The JPHC is indexed in the MEDLINE, EMBASE and CINAHL databases.
Free subscription to GP Pulse, the College's current affairs monthly online magazine. GP Pulse contains College news and views and features articles on topics of interest to GPs.
As an RNZCGP or DRHMNZ Fellow you will receive free access to the Maintenance of Professional Standards Programme (MOPS).
This programme helps you to maintain your registration within the vocational scope of general practice or rural hospital medicine by meeting part of the recertification requirements of the Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ) and your obligations under the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act (2003). The programme's aim to simplify compliance and reduce your paperwork.
If you are a General Practice Education Programme Stage 1 (GPEP1) or Stage 2 (GPEP2) registrar, Rural Hospital Medicine Training Programme registrar or on the Primex Intensive Training Programme you will have access to Online Web Learning (OWL).
OWL provides access to training programmes, curriculum guidelines, professional development plans, e-Portfolio, workshop and seminar details, a variety of quizzes and other resources, forms and documents, all required to undertake and complete registrar training and ongoing professional development.
OWL has interactive components and enables all users to participate in forums and surveys regionally and nationally.
The aim of the Research and Education Charitable Trust is to foster research and education beneficial to general practitioners and their patients, and to continuously improve New Zealand's primary health care system. While the RECT Board awards grants based on criteria that may change from time to time, RECT has historically supported:
The funding for grants comes directly from the research levy that each full member of the College pays as part of the annual subscription.