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  • Water quality at heart of healthy communities

    Date published
    23 Feb 2017

    The quality of New Zealand’s waterways and drinking water cannot be compromised and the health and wellbeing of people in rural communities must not be put at risk, even in the short term, says New Zealand Rural General Practice Network chairperson Sharon Hansen.

  • AGM - call for agenda items

    Date published
    27 Jan 2017

    New Zealand Rural General Practice Network AGM - process for raising an issue for discussion.

    The Network’s AGM will be held during its Wellington conference on Saturday, April 1, 2017. The agenda and supporting papers will be distributed by Friday, March 10, 2017 in line with the Network’s Constitution. All members are encouraged to attend the AGM and have their say.  If you would like to raise an issue for discussion please forward a one-pager outlining the issue, its importance to the Network/rural general practice and the action you are proposing. Your paper needs to be with the Network’s communications manager Rob Olsen (rob@rgpn.org.nz) by 4pm, Friday, February 24, 2017.



  • Jean adds a doctorate to her CV

    Date published
    1 Dec 2016

    Nurse, educator and long-time New Zealand Rural General Practice Network member, Jean Ross, has added a doctorate to her curriculum vitae. She recently had her PhD, which focused on the delivery of rural health care and nursing practice, accepted by the University of Otago.



  • Practice ownership key in looming GP shortage

    Date published
    2 Nov 2016

    The New Zealand Rural General Practice Network is applauding the publication of a “Practice Ownership Resource” by the Royal New Zealand College of GPs.

    “With rural general practice ownership now becoming more diverse and with a looming GP retirement bubble, other members of the rural general practice team will benefit from the valuable insights and information that the resource offers,” says NZRGPN Chairperson Sharon Hansen, who was at the official launch in Wellington on November 2.  

  • Palliative care review feedback sought

    Date published
    11 Feb 2016

    The Ministry of Health is seeking feedback from the Primary Care sector during the initial phase of the Review of Adult Palliative Care Services. 


  • College endorses conference programme

    start date - end date:
    30 Mar 2017 - 2 Apr 2017
    TSB Arena Wellington


    The NZRGPN National Rural Health Conference 2017 Wellington has been endorsed by The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP) and has been approved for up to 17.25 credits CME for the General Practice Educational Programme (GPEP) and Maintenance of Professional Standards (MOPS) purposes.
    General Practitioners who complete the programme will need certificates from the Network that also record this statement. These certificates should be sent after participants have completed the programme, so medical practitioners participating in GPEP or MOPS have the necessary documen-tation for submission to the college when this is requested.

  • Early Bird registration ends mid-February

    start date - end date:
    30 Mar 2017 - 2 Apr 2017
    TSB Arena, Wellington


    Early Bird registration for the New Zealand Rural General Practice Network’s National Rural Health Conference 2017 ends on February 16 - be quick, so you can take advantage of this discount and also go into the draw to win a Charge 2 Fit Bit valued at approximately $270.


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Alliancing update

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

See also Auckland Waitemata Alliance Summary Report and Appendices.