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  • Health inequities remain despite funding boost

    Date published
    22 Aug 2017

    The announcement that an additional 600,000 low income New Zealanders will have the cost of their GP visit capped at $18 is welcome news, however other longstanding health inequities that affect rural people still need to be addressed, says New Zealand Rural General Practice Network Chief Executive Dalton Kelly.

  • Collaboration key to addressing rural workforce

    Date published
    10 Aug 2017

    The call for a nationally focussed, multidisciplinary approach to training rural health professionals is a sensible way to address the longer term health needs of rural communities, says the New Zealand Rural General Practice Network. 

  • Review heralds new era for rural PRIME service

    Date published
    14 Jul 2017

    A wide-ranging review of New Zealand’s Primary Response in Medical Emergency (PRIME) service has been successfully completed and work will soon begin to implement its recommendations, says New Zealand Rural General Practice Network Chief Executive Dalton Kelly.
    “After a very professional and totally comprehensive, year-long process involving numerous stakeholders, the review outcomes have been accepted and we can now get on with the work plan. It will be great to work with our colleagues including St John and NASO during the next phase.”
    The review has been “a major piece of work and those involved have done a fantastic job”.

  • 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. 

Events

  • Rural health conference sessions now online

    start date - end date:
    11 Apr 2017 - 30 Nov 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

  • Peter Snow Award

    start date - end date:
    30 May 2017 - 1 Feb 2018
    Location:
    NZ-wide

    Nominations for the 2018 Peter Snow Memorial Award will be open from June 30, 2017.

  • Safe Hands, Safe Plans workshops

    start date - end date:
    2 Aug 2017 - 29 Dec 2017
    Location:
    NZ-wide

    Managing suicide risk and mental health crisis in rural New Zealand

    Under their Rural Mental Health Initiative contract with the Ministry of Health, the Rural Health Alliance Aotearoa NZ (RHĀNZ) will provide twenty Safe Hands Safe Plans workshops in rural communities over the next year. They are offered free of charge to all participants.
    We will work with RHĀNZ Clinical Champions and local health or social service providers to offer the workshops according to the needs of each community.
    The Network is a foundation member of RHĀNZ.

Network News Spring issue - OUT NOW

In this issue:

- Stroke - professionals aren't exempt!

- Students discuss their burning issues

- PRIME review update

- HPA - immunisation videos

- Housing for young doctors

- NRHAG update

- Conference 2018 update

- Columns from the Chair and Chief Executive

 

Click HERE for the PDF version or HERE to view the digital edition.
 

 

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Previous issues:

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Call for conference abstracts closes SOON! (250 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.