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New Rural General Practice Chair welcomes health hubs, calls for National Rural Health Commissioner

Newly-elected Chair of the New Zealand Rural General Practice Network, Dr Fiona Bolden, ended the organisation’s annual conference by welcoming government commitment to creating rural health training hubs under a national framework and suggesting a new position of National Rural Health Commissioner to oversee the development of this. Read more. Dr Fiona Bolden.

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Commitment to rural health hubs delights sector

The organisation representing rural doctors and nurses today said the Minister of Health’s commitment to rural health training hubs had the opportunity to revolutionise rural health service delivery in New Zealand. Speaking at the New Zealand Rural General Practice Network’s annual conference this morning [April 6], the Minister of Health said he favoured an approach […]

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Survival mode: Why some rural emergency services are under threat

Rural GPs and nurses are thin on the ground and the pressure on those trying to provide life saving emergency help is even more evident over the summer. RNZ’s Otago/Southland reporter, Tess Brunton explores if they can continue as demand rises. Listen to the audio: https://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/insight/audio/2018679697/survival-mode-why-some-rural-emergency-services-are-under-threat  

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Have you registered for conference 2019?

WHAT: NZRGPN National Rural Health Conference WHERE: Marlborough Convention Centre/ASB Theatre, Blenheim WHEN: April 4 – 7, 2019 Don’t miss out on the opportunity to attend the New Zealand Rural General Practice Network’s National Rural Health Conference in Blenheim from April 4-7. Come along and enjoy the CME, collegiality and Marlborough hospitality. The conference will […]

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