About us


The Network is proud of its reputation as a credible representative of the rural health perspective by Government, the Ministries of Health, Business Innovation and Employment, Immigration, ACC, and many multi agency forums.

The New Zealand Rural General Practice Network works closely with four partner organisations, listed below. Click on the logos to visit their websites.

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Since 2012 the Network has acted as the Chair of the National Rural Health Advisory Group whose members represent DHBs, PHOs, MOH, ACC, St John, Rural Hospitals, Rural General Practice and rural health providers. The group meets quarterly to provide advice to government on policy and implementation, and to identify issues of interest or concern to members.

The Network is an active member of the General Practice Leaders Forum whose members include NZ Medical Association, General Practice NZ, NZ Nurses Organisation, and Royal NZ College of General Practitioners.

The Network is the Chair of the National PRIME Committee which oversees the programme of work of the agencies involved in this service.

The Network is an active member of the Rural Health Alliance Aotearoa NZ (RHAANZ) and not only provides practical support for, but is an enthusiastic participant in, the annual Ruralfest event.