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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Call for establishment of COVID rural testing stations

25 March 2020

The New Zealand Rural General Practice Network is calling for the urgent establishment of rural testing stations in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic to cater for not only locals…

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Otago experts warn pandemic risks accentuating rural-urban health inequities

24 March 2020

In New Zealand, rural towns represent many of our most vulnerable communities. Residents of rural towns are overall poorer, older, more likely to be Māori and have poorer health outcomes…

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Need information about Covid-19?

19 March 2020

Here are three useful links: The Ministry of Health has a dedicated Covid-19 website. The Royal New Zealand College of GPs has dedicated resources on their website. The Immunisation Advisory…

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