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  • NP training funding announcement

    Date published
    27 Sep 2016

    The University of Auckland School of Nursing is pleased to announce that it is expecting another round of special HWNZ funding to be granted for the NP Training Programme 2017. The contract details for this are yet to be finalised, however they expect it to be a similar format to 2016.

  • Key information about hepatitis C treatments

    Date published
    20 Sep 2016

    From October 1, 2016, all prescribers including general practitioners will be able to prescribe Viekira Pak and Viekira Pak-RBV. 

    This is the first time general practice will have funded access to these medicines and is a fundamental change in in the treatment of hepatitis C in primary care. 

     

  • PRIME services review update

    Date published
    6 Sep 2016

    Earlier this year, the National Ambulance Sector Office (NASO), on behalf of Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) and the Ministry of Health, asked for formal feedback on the PRIME (Primary Response in Medical Emergencies) service. 

  • Patient portals for rural GPs

    Date published
    13 May 2016

    The first patient portals were introduced in New Zealand in early 2014. Portals offer patients the ability to interact and communicate with their general practice health care team online. Portals make a lot of sense for rural GPs or GPs based in larger centres who have a number of patients who live rurally. (Source: Health IT Engagement, Technology and Digital Services, Ministry of Health)

  • 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. 

Events

  • Peter Snow Memorial Award 2017

    start date - end date:
    19 Aug 2016 - 29 Jan 2017
    Location:
    Rural NZ

    Do you know of a medical or nursing colleague in rural health worthy of this accolade?
    Nominations are now open for the annual Peter Snow Memorial Award to be announced at the Network’s 2017 conference in Wellington, March 30 – April 2.
    The award was set up to honour the life and work of Dr Peter Snow who passed away in March 2006. Dr Snow was a rural general practitioner based in Tapanui. For more information, nomination guidelines or to nominate someone click HERE.
     

  • Bluff to Cape Reinga Arthritis NZ fundraiser

    start date - end date:
    12 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
    Location:
    NZ-wide

    Epic Arthritis NZ fundraiser walk by Otago nursing student – can you assist?

    Second-year Otago Polytechnic nursing student and incoming New Zealand Rural General Practice Network student representative Kazushi Noiri, aka Kaz, is embarking on a 66-day walk - the length of New Zealand - to raise funds for Arthritis NZ. The 29 year-old is likely to be passing through your town or one nearby during the epic trek, which begins on October 12 in Bluff and is scheduled to finish on December 16 at Tapotupotu, Cape Reinga.

     


  • National Rural Health Conference 2017

    start date - end date:
    30 Mar 2017 - 2 Apr 2017
    Location:
    TSB Arena, Wellington

     

    The Capital’s TSB Arena-Shed 6 conference centre will host the Network’s 2017 conference.
    This follows a hugely successful event in Dunedin earlier this year and the conference’s scheduled return to the North Island every second year.
    The decision to select Wellington as the preferred venue – Auckland and Rotorua were also considered – was made because of Wellington’s central location, ease of flights in and out, ample hotel accommodation within walking distance to the venue, and its close proximity to government.

 

Network News Spring 2016

 

Island life - a glimpse of general practice on Great Barrier Island

 

PRIME services review - an update

 

Conference 2017 - mark your calendar

 

JK "my journey through depression"

 

Effective investment planning

 

And much more

 

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Autumn 2015 click HERE

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Rural Networker:

Nursing student to embark on epoic fundraiser walk (361 KB)

 

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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.