New School of Rural Medicine announced

Date published
28 Aug 2017

The announcement that the Government will establish a new School of Rural Medicine within the next three years is “very, very good news for our country”, says New Zealand Rural General Practice Network Chief Executive Dalton Kelly.
“Rural New Zealand plays such an important part in the nation’s prosperity and we need to ensure that the people who live and work in rural New Zealand have the very best health services available and this initiative will contribute hugely to achieving that.
“We want to ensure that this new school is multi-disciplinary and not just for doctors but also for nurses, pharmacists, midwives, physios and in fact for all the health disciplines needed to ensure the first class delivery of health services in rural New Zealand.”

Read the NZRGPN PRESS RELEASE

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Paul Goldsmith announced today (August 28) that the Government will establish a new School of Rural Medicine within the next three years to produce more doctors for our rural communities.

Read the Government PRESS RELEASE