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  • Conference 2018 venue and dates announced

    Date published
    16 Jun 2017

    Auckland will host the Network’s 2018 national rural health conference. The venue is the Pullman Hotel and the dates are April 5 to 8.
    “We try and keep the dates about the same year to year, so it’s a regular fixture on the calendar and people can reliably lock it in to their busy year,” says Network Chief Executive Dalton Kelly.

  • VBS part of the rural workforce challenge

    Date published
    31 May 2017

    The Voluntary Bonding Scheme is making a valuable contribution to solving rural workforce shortages but is only part of the ongoing response to GP and nurse shortages in rural areas, says New Zealand Rural General Practice Network Chief Executive Dalton Kelly (pictured).

     

  • Rural health - still on the waiting list

    Date published
    25 May 2017

    The Government’s election year budget has not delivered much-needed funding to primary care in rural New Zealand at a time when pressure is growing across a number of fronts for the sector, says New Zealand Rural General Practice Network chairperson Sharon Hansen.

  • Single crewing to end - what about rural?

    Date published
    16 May 2017

    A $59 million funding injection for existing road ambulance services is a win but questions remain for areas without ambulance services, says Rural General Practice Network chair Sharon Hansen.

  • Navilluso recognised for hi-tech healt

    Date published
    16 May 2017

    One of New Zealand’s leading Maori health companies, Navilluso, has again been recognised for its enormous work helping people’s health all over New Zealand. (Scoop)

Events

  • Rural health conference sessions now online

    start date - end date:
    11 Apr 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
    Location:
    Wellington

    You can now access the keynote and concurrent session presentations from the recent NZRGPN national rural health coneference in Wellington. Click on the conference logo below.

     

     

    You can also watch interviews with session speakers at the conference, courtesy of Mobile Health. Click on the logo below.

     

     

    To view conference photos follow the links: Option 1 or Option 2

  • Peter Snow Award

    start date - end date:
    30 May 2017 - 1 Feb 2018
    Location:
    NZ-wide

    Nominations for the 2018 Peter Snow Memorial Award will be open from June 30, 2017.

Network News Winter issue - OUT NOW

In this issue:

- Looking back over a distinguished career

- Students discuss their burning issues

- Rural health photo competition

- Island Nurses - a review

- The Budget

- Kiwi-Japanese rural health connection

- Conference 2018 venue and dates

- Columns from the Chair and Chief Executive

 

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Rural Networker:

Venue and dates announced for conference 2018! (412 KB)

 

New Zealand Office Supplies is the preferred supplier to the New Zealand Rural General Practice Network. Take advantage of Network practice member benefits with New Zealand Office Supplies. Read more.

 

Alliancing update

Chris Farrelly, Rose Lightfoot and Sam Bartrum discuss Rural SLATs in Northland.

See also Auckland Waitemata Alliance Summary Report and Appendices.