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  • VBS 2017 review, 2018-19 intake information

    Date published
    1 Dec 2017

    The Minster of Health has confirmed those health professions, communities and specialties that will be eligible for the Voluntary Bonding Scheme in 2018. Full details are on the Ministry’s website and information will also be sent to those completing undergraduate study and commencing general practice training.
    To ensure greater certainty for future applicants, the eligible listed areas for the 2018 intake will also apply for the 2019 intake. Additional professions, communities or specialties may beadded to the 2019 intake at a later date.

  • 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. 

  • Extended regional air service a good start

    Date published
    31 Aug 2015

    Today's announcement that Jetstar will offer four extra regional destinations to its New Zealand routes and the suggestion that more will likely be added is positive news for regional and rural communities, says New Zealand Rural General Practice Network chief executive Dalton Kelly.

Events

  • 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.

  • Early Bird conference 2018 registration now open

    start date - end date:
    15 Nov 2017 - 8 Apr 2018
    Location:
    Pullman Auckland

     

    Early bird registration is open for the 2018 New Zealand Rural General Practice Network National Rural Health Conference. From now until February 16, 2018 discounted rates apply. Everyone who registers and pays by close of the early bird option will enter a draw to win a FitBit. For more details on the programme, registration information and to book accommodation, visit the official conference website by clicking this LINK.
    Auckland’s Pullman will host next year’s conference from April 5 – 8. The theme is “Healthy Rural Communities – Mauri Ora, Whanau Ora, Wai Ora”.
    The four-day programme is stacked with interesting speakers, workshops, meetings and social events. It all kicks off with an array of preconference workshops on Thursday, April 5. These include: Rural hospital medicines update; Te Ao Maori and why protocols exist; Musculoskeletal medicine and therapy; nurses’ skills workshop/forum; Goodyarn mental health workshop; Bayer contraception workshop; ultrasound training, and a rural research day.

  • National Rural Health Conference 2018 CME-CPD

    start date - end date:
    5 Apr 2018 - 8 Apr 2018
    Location:
    Pullman, Auckland

    The “NZRGPN National Rural Health Conference 2018” has been endorsed by The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP) and has been approved for up to 20.5 CME credits for the General Practice Educational Programme (GPEP) and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) purposes. General Practitioners who complete the programme will need certificates from the Network that record this statement. These certificates will be available after participants have completed the programme, so medical practitioners participating in GPEP or CPD have the necessary documentation for submission to the college when this is requested.

Network News Summer 2017-18 OUT NOW!

In this issue:

A message from the Chair
Christmas arrangements for the Network office
Good health vibrations from the new Government
Locum-practice match made in Heaven
National PRIME committee Chair named
Students' year in reflection
NRHAG update
AND MUCH MORE

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Rural Networker:

College endorsement for conference (325KB)

 

 

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.