[31 January/ The Country]

The award for New Zealand’s best Rural General Practice Team of the Year was underway, with the winners to be announced at the New Zealand Rural General Practice Network’s national rural health conference in April. Rural Health Alliance Aotearoa New Zealand Chief Executive, Michelle Thompson, said that the competition was a great way for rural communities to tell us their stories about how rural general practice teams go above and beyond the call of duty in providing health services to their rural communities.  The winning practice will receive a prize up to the value of $1,500 and the winning nominator will receive a prize up to the value of $500.