NZRGPN takes positive but cautious approach to health strategy’s IT initiatives in rural communities

Apr 21, 2016 | General

Telehealth and associated technologies appear to be the biggest initiatives for rural communities in the recently announced New Zealand National Health Strategy.

RNZ’s Kathryn Ryan interviews Barbara Docherty

Apr 2, 2015 | General

There are calls for rural nurses to be given more recognition and support with a nursing lecturer saying they are second class citizens. Barbara Docherty has worked as a nurse on the Chatham Isl...

NZLocums visit Northland

Feb 19, 2015 | General

Sarah and Lucy said the rural practitioners they met were very inspiring and passionate about their work, and gave them both a renewed energy to source quality candidates to serve the communitie...

Doc helps put NPs in the spotlight

Feb 13, 2014 | General

Pleasant Point GP Anton Van Den Bergh was so impressed with the work of Nurse Practitioners Tania Kemp and Sharon Hansen that he invited Professor Jenny Carryer from Massey University's school o...

Network attends Health Promotion Agency primary care think tank

Nov 22, 2013 | General

The afternoon session was based on seeking ideas on HPA's campaign around Alcohol in Pregnancy. Many of the things that arose were about antenatal care with women's GPs. Amongst issues raised wa...

Network support call for Philippines

Nov 21, 2013 | General

Network CE Michelle Thompson said the three day visit, hosted by Dr Aileen Riel-Espina Chief of Staff at the Eastern Visayas Regional Medical Centre (who was also the co-host of the main conference...

Practice discount for Network Conference 2014

Oct 25, 2013 | General

Send two delegates and get the third at 50 percent off the registration fee! That’s the offer to rural practices contemplating sending delegates to the New Zealand Rural General Practice Network’s ...

NZ Post decision good news for rural folk

Oct 25, 2013 | General

The decision by New Zealand Post to retain five-day rural postal delivery services in the face of changes that will see urban delivery possibly scaled back to as little as three days a week, is ...

Extra funding for rural health a welcome surprise

Oct 24, 2013 | General

The announcement that an extra $9 million will be injected into rural general practice over the next four years comes as a welcome surprise, says New Zealand Rural General Practice Network chair...

Invitation to rural nurses to participate in research

Oct 24, 2013 | General

Send two delegates and get the third at 50 percent off the registration fee! That’s the offer to rural practices contemplating sending delegates to the New Zealand Rural General Practice Network...

Network backs MoH fluoridation campaign

Sep 25, 2013 | General

 The New Zealand Rural General Practice Network Board has endorsed the initiative to promote the addition of fluoride to drinking water by local and regional councils.