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  • Kim Gosman named Health Volunteer of the Year

    Date published
    20 Jun 2018

    Long-serving New Zealand Rural General Practice Network Board member Kim Gosman has been named Health Volunteer of the Year and Individual Maori Health Volunteer of the Year.
    The 2018 Minister of Health Volunteer Awards were presented on June 18, during National Volunteer Week, at the Grand Hall Parliament. Kim is pictured with the Minister of Health, Dr David Clark.

     

  • Tourist Tax must address more than toilets

    Date published
    17 Jun 2018

    The New Zealand Rural General Practice Network said a Tourist Tax needed to reflect that tourism was now placing real stress on delivery of rural health services.
    The NZRGPN is the national network representing the doctors and nurses of rural medical practices across New Zealand.
    “Tourism is a great thing for the New Zealand economy but managing its impacts goes beyond more toilets and car parks,” said Chief Executive, Dalton Kelly.
     

  • 'Rural Proofing' vital for rural communities

    Date published
    13 Jun 2018

    The New Zealand Rural General Practice Network today welcomed a refreshed ‘rural proofing’ policy that will ensure rural communities are ‘at the heart of policy making across government’.
    The NZRGPN is the national network representing the staff of rural medical practices across New Zealand.

  • Rural GPs get Queen's Birthday honours

    Date published
    5 Jun 2018

    Two rural doctors received QSMs in the recent Queen’s Birthday Honours - Dr John McGettigan for services to rural health and Dr Mary Ballantyne for services to women's and children's health.
    Dr McGettigan has been a General Practitioner for the Methven community for 40 years.
    Dr Ballantyne became a partner of Te Awamutu Medical Centre in 1981 and established a busy general practice predominantly caring for women and children.

  • Rural health must be integral in services review

    Date published
    30 May 2018

    The New Zealand Rural General Practice Network has welcomed an announcement of a comprehensive review of health services in New Zealand.
    The NZRGPN is the national network representing the staff of rural medical practices across New Zealand.
    “A comprehensive review of the delivery of health and disability services is timely,” said NZRGPN Chief Executive Dalton Kelly. “This review must be comprehensive and wide-ranging, taking into account the full range of communities and health service providers across New Zealand.
    “We welcome the Review and will look to participate fully in it on behalf of the medical professionals who are delivering outstanding health services to rural communities, often under increasingly difficult conditions.”

Events

  • Conference 2019 abstract call open

    start date - end date:
    4 Apr 2019 - 7 Apr 2019
    Location:
    Blenheim, Marlborough

    The 2019 NZRGPN National Rural Health Conference will be the 27th annual event of its kind and offers CME accredited workshops, plenary and concurrent presentations with a rural primary and rural hospital health care focus to a wide ranging audience, which includes doctors, nurses, universities and students New Zealand-wide.
    Following the success of the abstract process for the 2018 conference we are once again giving you the opportunity to present either an oral or poster abstract at the conference.

  • National Rural Health Conference 2019

    start date - end date:
    4 Apr 2019 - 9 Apr 2019
    Location:
    Blenheim, Marlborough

    Imagine … Marlborough

    National Rural Health Conference 2019, April 4 – 7, Marlborough Convention Centre/ASB Theatre.

    Come to Marlborough for the 2019 New Zealand Rural General Practice Network’s National Rural Health Conference and experience all this exciting event and region has to offer.
    Imagine it’s late Summer-early Autumn in one of New Zealand’s beautiful wine growing regions - Marlborough. Imagine the vivid red and gold colours of the vine leaves and the lines of grapes strung out across the landscape as you touch down on Blenheim airfield. Imagine the quiet, quaintness of Blenheim with its caf├ęs and shops on provincial streets. Then Imagine the ASB Theatre and Marlborough Convention Centre in the middle of the town as the focal point of your visit to 2019’s National Rural Health Conference.

     


 


 

 

 

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