The Network office will be closed for the Christmas break from Wednesday, December 25, 2013 to Thursday, January 2, 2014. We will be back at work from Friday, January 3, 2014.
The latest New Zealand Medical Workforce Survey shows some ongoing and worrying trends in the rural health sector, says New Zealand Rural General Practice Network chairperson Dr Jo Scott-Jones.
The passing of the Medicines Amendment Bill allowing Nurse Practitioners to be authorised prescribers within their scope of practice is appropriate recognition of their skills and training, and good news for patients in rural communities, the New Zealand Rural General Practice Network says.
Nominations are now open for the annual Peter Snow Memorial Award to be announced at the Network’s 2014 conference in Wellington, March 12-16.
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 please contact Network communications manager Rob Olsen, email: email@example.com or telephone 04 495 5887.
A date and venue have been set for the New Zealand Rural General Practice Network's 2014 conference.
The TSB Arena on the Capital's waterfront will host the showcase rural health event from Wednesday, March 12 to Sunday, March 16, 2014.
The conference is being held in association with the New Zealand Rural Hospital Network and the Rural Health Alliance Aotearoa New Zealand.
The deadline for abstracts and Early Bird registration for 12th Wonca World Rural Health Conference in Brazil is fast approaching.
This will be the first time Wonca has been hosted in South America.
The deadline for abstracts is November 30, 2013 and the final deadline for registrations is March 13, 2014.
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