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  • National PRIME committee convenes

    Date published
    7 Feb 2018

    The newly-formed National PRIME Committee held its inaugural meeting following a year-long review of the service.
    The committee, chaired by Wellsford GP Dr Tim Malloy, was established in late 2017 following a comprehensive review of the Primary Response in Medical Emergency (PRIME) service in 2016.
    Held on January 19, the inaugural national committee meeting was attended by representatives from New Zealand Rural General Practice Network, St John (PRIME administrator), ACC, Ministry of Health (NASO), PRIME providers and practitioners (medical and nursing), regional PRIME committee chairs, Emergency Care Co-ordination Teams, Rural Service Level Alliance Teams, RNZCGP and NZCPHCN.

  • Network features on TV1 Breakfast

    Date published
    26 Jan 2018

    Jack Tame interviews Network CE Dalton Kelly on rural GP shortage

     

  • VBS 2017 review, 2018-19 intake information

    Date published
    1 Dec 2017

    The Minster of Health has confirmed those health professions, communities and specialties that will be eligible for the Voluntary Bonding Scheme in 2018. Full details are on the Ministry’s website and information will also be sent to those completing undergraduate study and commencing general practice training.
    To ensure greater certainty for future applicants, the eligible listed areas for the 2018 intake will also apply for the 2019 intake. Additional professions, communities or specialties may beadded to the 2019 intake at a later date.

  • 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.

  • 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. 

Events

  • National Rural Health Conference 2018 CME-CPD

    start date - end date:
    5 Apr 2018 - 8 Apr 2018
    Location:
    Pullman, Auckland

    The “NZRGPN National Rural Health Conference 2018” has been endorsed by The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP) and has been approved for up to 20.5 CME credits for the General Practice Educational Programme (GPEP) and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) purposes. General Practitioners who complete the programme will need certificates from the Network that record this statement. These certificates will be available after participants have completed the programme, so medical practitioners participating in GPEP or CPD have the necessary documentation for submission to the college when this is requested.

  • Early Bird conference registration closes Friday

    start date - end date:
    5 Apr 2018 - 8 Apr 2018
    Location:
    Pullman Auckland

     

    Early bird registration for the 2018 New Zealand Rural General Practice Network National Rural Health Conference closes on Friday, February 16 at 4pm. Discounted rates apply and everyone who registers and pays by close of the early bird option will enter a draw to win a FitBit. For more details on the programme, registration information and to book accommodation, visit the official conference website by clicking this LINK.
    Auckland’s Pullman will host next year’s conference from April 5 – 8. The theme is “Healthy Rural Communities – Mauri Ora, Whanau Ora, Wai Ora”.
    The four-day programme is stacked with interesting speakers, workshops, meetings and social events. It all kicks off with an array of preconference workshops on Thursday, April 5. These include: Rural hospital medicines update; Te Ao Maori and why protocols exist; Musculoskeletal medicine and therapy; nurses’ skills workshop/forum; Goodyarn mental health workshop; Bayer contraception workshop; ultrasound training, and a rural research day.

Network News Summer 2017-18 OUT NOW!

In this issue:

A message from the Chair
Christmas arrangements for the Network office
Good health vibrations from the new Government
Locum-practice match made in Heaven
National PRIME committee Chair named
Students' year in reflection
NRHAG update
AND MUCH MORE

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Rural Networker:

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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.