Call for establishment of COVID rural testing stations

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 but also an influx of out-of-towners. NZRGPN Chairperson and rural GP Dr Fiona Bolden says feedback from rural practices is that there is already a […]

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Covid-19 – an open letter from Dr Ashley Bloomfield, Director-General, Ministry of Health

Thank you for your hard work and support in preparing and responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, and your ongoing commitment to your communities. Please note the following updates: § On the 14th of March, the Prime Minister announced enhanced border restrictions, and increasing requirements on incoming travellers. Information around these border measures is available here https://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/diseases-and-conditions/covid-19-novel-coronavirus/covid-19-novel-coronavirus-information-specific-audiences/covid-19-novel-coronavirus-advice-travellers § […]

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WONCA NZ 2020 conference postponed because of Coronavirus

  It is with regret that the Board of The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners has announced the postponement of WONCA NZ 2020 based on the uncertainty around COVID-19 (Coronavirus). The Ministry of Health are supportive of the College’s decision to postpone the conference, so too is the College’s conference partners; New Zealand […]

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