Welcome to the New Zealand Rural General Practice Network

The New Zealand Rural General Practice Network is a membership and support organisation for rural health professionals. Based in Wellington, the Network’s national membership and advocacy includes both rural practices and individual members covering more than 1800 doctors, nurses, practice managers and students. As part of our business operation we are contracted by the New Zealand government to provide a rural locum support and recruitment service which we do under the NZLocums brand, recruiting health professionals nationally and internationally.

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Government announcement on rural health workforce

15 November 2018

The government has just announced its intentions on how it proposes – very generally – to approach the training and development of the rural health workforce. You know that for…

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Commitment to addressing rural health workforce crisis welcomed; detail now needed

15 November 2018

The New Zealand Rural General Practice Network welcomed government acknowledgment that the current rural health workforce is not sustainable and action is required to avoid a rural health crisis. The…

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Changes will give greater access to Primary Care services

15 November 2018

From 1 December 2018, several changes will take place to provide New Zealanders with greater access to primary care. The changes are part of Budget 2018 and include:    …

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