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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.

  • Christmas arrangements for the Network office

    Date published
    30 Nov 2017

    The Network office will be closed for the Christmas break from 4pm, Thursday, December 21, 2017. We will be back at work from Wednesday, January 3, 2018.

     

    Locum payments

    We wish to remind all our locums who are working over this period that you will need to submit your timesheet and tax invoice on:
    • Monday, December 18 (for payment on Wednesday, December 20, 2017)
    We will then do a pay run three weeks later and you will need to submit your timesheet and tax invoice on:
    • Monday, January 8 (for payment on Wednesday, January 10, 2018).

     

    Christmas wishes

    Network staff and the NZLocums team would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year and thank you for all your support during the last year.

  • Rural General Practice welcomes new Minister

    Date published
    25 Oct 2017

    “We congratulate the Labour-led Government on its election 2017 victory and look forward to working with new Health Minister David Clark to resolve the long-running health challenges facing rural communities,” says New Zealand Rural General Practice Network Chief Executive Dalton Kelly.

  • Tim Malloy to head National PRIME Committee

    Date published
    18 Oct 2017

    Rural GP and Royal New Zealand College of GPs president Dr Tim Malloy has been appointed chairperson of the newly created PRIME National Committee.
    Following a year-long review of the Primary Response in Medical Emergency (PRIME) service, one of the key recommendations was to establish a national committee to oversee the service. The New Zealand Rural General Practice Network was tasked with finding an experienced PRIME clinician to chair that committee, said Chief Executive Dalton Kelly.

  • 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”.

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:

VBS 2017 review outcome (250KB)

 

 

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.