Applications are now open for the Pat Farry Rural Health Education Trust 2016/2017 Travelling Scholarship.
The scholarship assists medical students to travel internationally to a rural situation to observe new concepts, develop their own skills and share their learning with other students when they return.
The trust considers applications for two scholarships; the annual Pat Farry Rural Health Education Trust Travelling Scholarship and the biennial Pat Farry Trust Scholarship. These scholarships, and other scholarships under consideration, are dependent upon funding availability.
Four overseas doctors who attended NZLocums three-day July orientation course, originally booked their trips thinking they would plunge from a northern hemisphere summer into a snowy southern hemisphere winter. Instead they were greeted by unseasonably mild Wellington weather.
The first registered nurse prescriber could be signing their first script on September 20 when long-awaited RN prescribing regulations come into force. (Nursing Review)
The first patient portals were introduced in New Zealand in early 2014. Portals offer patients the ability to interact and communicate with their general practice health care team online. Portals make a lot of sense for rural GPs or GPs based in larger centres who have a number of patients who live rurally. (Source: Health IT Engagement, Technology and Digital Services, Ministry of Health)
Wellsford GP Dr Tim Malloy has resumed his presidency of the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners.
Dr Mark Peterson has been acting President while Dr Malloy recovered from a serious quad bike accident in late January.
“I’d like to thank Mark and the Board, as well as College management for all their support during a very difficult time,” said Dr Malloy.
“Everyone did a great job while I was recuperating and I’m very grateful to be back at work and taking care of business as usual.”
Do you know of a medical or nursing colleague in rural health worthy of this accolade?
Nominations are now open for the annual Peter Snow Memorial Award to be announced at the Network’s 2017 conference in Wellington, March 30 – April 2.
The award was set up to honour the life and work of Dr Peter Snow who passed away in March 2006. Dr Snow was a rural general practitioner based in Tapanui. For more information, nomination guidelines or to nominate someone click HERE.
The Capital’s TSB Arena-Shed 6 conference centre will host the Network’s 2017 conference.
This follows a hugely successful event in Dunedin earlier this year and the conference’s scheduled return to the North Island every second year.
The decision to select Wellington as the preferred venue – Auckland and Rotorua were also considered – was made because of Wellington’s central location, ease of flights in and out, ample hotel accommodation within walking distance to the venue, and its close proximity to government.
Time to change the rhetoric about maternity
Great Barrier Island couple receive Peter Snow Award
They call it student city
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Chris Farrelly, Rose Lightfoot and Sam Bartrum discuss Rural SLATs in Northland.
Dr Tim Malloy discusses his recent quad bike accident.