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  • 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”.

  • Conference 2018 abstracts

    Date published
    30 Jun 2017

    The call for abstracts is now open for the Network’s 2018 national rural health conference. Auckland will host the 2018 event, the venue is the Pullman Hotel and the dates are April 5 to 8. Abstract submissions close on August 31, 2017 and author acceptance notification is on September 15, 2017. Abstracts can be submitted by clicking HERE.

  • Conference 2018 venue and dates announced

    Date published
    16 Jun 2017

    Auckland will host the Network’s 2018 national rural health conference. The venue is the Pullman Hotel and the dates are April 5 to 8.
    “We try and keep the dates about the same year to year, so it’s a regular fixture on the calendar and people can reliably lock it in to their busy year,” says Network Chief Executive Dalton Kelly.

  • VBS part of the rural workforce challenge

    Date published
    31 May 2017

    The Voluntary Bonding Scheme is making a valuable contribution to solving rural workforce shortages but is only part of the ongoing response to GP and nurse shortages in rural areas, says New Zealand Rural General Practice Network Chief Executive Dalton Kelly (pictured).

     

  • 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.

Events

  • 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

  • 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.

Network News Winter issue - OUT NOW

In this issue:

- Looking back over a distinguished career

- Students discuss their burning issues

- Rural health photo competition

- Island Nurses - a review

- The Budget

- Kiwi-Japanese rural health connection

- Conference 2018 venue and dates

- Columns from the Chair and Chief Executive

 

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Previous issues:

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Winter 2015 click HERE

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Winter 2014 issue click HERE.

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Rural Networker:

PRIME Review update (203 KB)

 

New Zealand Office Supplies is the preferred supplier to the New Zealand Rural General Practice Network. Take advantage of Network practice member benefits with New Zealand Office Supplies. Read more.

 

Alliancing update

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

See also Auckland Waitemata Alliance Summary Report and Appendices.