News 2020

Health workforce struggling without migrant workers

Experts are warning a significant health workforce burden looms if the Government does not urgently loosen its criteria for critical migrant workers to enter New Zealand. Read the full NZ Herald article here, which includes comments from NZRGPN Chief Executive...

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Research and studies

Geographic Classification for Health (GCH): Developing a new rural-urban classification for NZ health research and policy. Your feedback is sought The aim of this research project is to develop a ‘fit for health purpose’ rural-urban classification for analysis of health...

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Fighting fires to get to work

A couple of weeks ago RGPN Chair Fiona Bolden had an interesting commute to work when the main road to Whangamata was blocked by a fire. She describes her experience and the challenges faced by rural health practitioners in their...

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Political panel webinar addresses rural health crisis

On Tuesday evening, spokespeople from the four biggest political parties took part in the Rural Health Political Panel Webinar, convened by the Rural General Practice Network (the Network) and Mobile Health to address the crisis facing rural health and inequitable...

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Launch of National Party Health Policy

The New Zealand Rural General Practice Network hosted National Party Spokesperson for Health Dr Shane Reti on Wednesday to announce the National Party’s health policy. The Network’s Chief Executive Dr Grant Davidson said choosing to host this announcement in our...

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