Posts tagged "New Zealand Rural General Practice Network"

Search for the top rural GP practice in NZ beings

[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...

Air NZ pullout big blow – rural GP

[13 November/ Radio New Zealand] New Zealand Rural General Practice Network chairman, Jo Scott-Jones said the Air New Zealand’s move to cease servicing Kaitaia, Westport and Whakatane will make it even harder to encourage doctors to commit to rural appointments. Dr Scott-Jones called on the Government to continue its support for rural New Zealand and...

Extra rural medical student allocation

[17 July/ Rural News Group] New Zealand Rural General Practice Network deputy chairperson, Sharon Hansen said that the fact that 17 of the 34 new medical places in 2015 are targeted at those wanting to work in rural New Zealand focuses on the current issues around training, recruiting and retaining doctors in rural communities. She...