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  • Kaikoura GPs Peter Snow Award recipients

    Date published
    4 Apr 2017

    The 2017 Peter Snow Memorial Award has gone to Kaikoura GPs Dr Chris Henry and Dr Andrea Judd (pictured). The award was announced at a ceremony at the New Zealand Rural General Practice Network’s annual conference in Wellington on Friday, March 31. The pair were presented with the award by last year’s recipients Dr Ivan and Leonie Howie, both rural general practitioners on Great Barrier Island.

     

  • School of Rural Health a timely initiative

    Date published
    21 Mar 2017

    Today’s (March 21) announcement by Otago and Auckland universities for a proposed School of Rural Health couldn’t be better timed and if implemented will underpin the rural health workforce for the medium to long term future, says New Zealand Rural General Network Chairperson Sharon Hansen.

     


    “A well trained primary health care workforce has never been so important. With the rural sector particularly suffering inequity of access to general practice, it is a timely move,” says Ms Hansen.

  • Water quality at heart of healthy communities

    Date published
    23 Feb 2017

    The quality of New Zealand’s waterways and drinking water cannot be compromised and the health and wellbeing of people in rural communities must not be put at risk, even in the short term, says New Zealand Rural General Practice Network chairperson Sharon Hansen.

  • Palliative care review feedback sought

    Date published
    11 Feb 2016

    The Ministry of Health is seeking feedback from the Primary Care sector during the initial phase of the Review of Adult Palliative Care Services. 

  • SuperSeniors website launched

    Date published
    21 Sep 2015

    The new SuperSeniors website was launched recently by Prime Minister John Key and Minister for Senior Citizens Maggie Barry. The website is designed to be a gateway for older New Zealanders and a place where seniors can access information they will find useful, relevant and enjoyable. It will have a whole host of information from getting out and about, cooking, health and wellbeing, to planning where you want to live. 

Events

  • Capturing rural nurses’ stories

    start date - end date:
    3 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
    Location:
    NZ-wide

    Would you like to participate in a research project to identify stories of past and present rural nurses’ practice?
    Stories are a powerful mechanism for hearing experiences, building empathy and sparking passion. Capturing these stories can help us learn how nurses have adapted to change and can be inspirational with our colleagues and the next generation of nurses.

  • Rural health conference sessions now online

    start date - end date:
    11 Apr 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
    Location:
    Wellington

    You can now access the keynote and concurrent session presentations from the recent NZRGPN national rural health coneference in Wellington. Click on the conference logo below.

     

     

    You can also watch interviews with session speakers at the conference, courtesy of Mobile Health. Click on the logo below.

     

     

    To view conference photos follow the links: Option 1 or Option 2

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Alliancing update

Chris Farrelly, Rose Lightfoot and Sam Bartrum discuss Rural SLATs in Northland.

See also Auckland Waitemata Alliance Summary Report and Appendices.