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Fire severely damages Auckland practice this morning; no one harmed

Fire severely damages Auckland practice this morning; no one harmed
Thursday 28 May 2015, 10:56AM

Auckland general practice Four Kauri Family Medical Centre in Mt Albert was severely damaged by fire this morning

Capitation increases, ‘reasonable’ fee amount decreases

Thursday 28 May 2015, 3:53PM

Capitation funding will increase by 0.8 per cent this year - up from the original proposal of 0.37 per cent

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Survey launched into bullying and harassment by surgeons

Thursday 28 May 2015, 3:18PM

College of surgeons launches confidential survey into the extent of bullying, sexual harassment and discrimination by college fellows

College expecting another bumper year for GP training course

Thursday 28 May 2015, 2:37PM

The RNZCGP is expecting another record number of applicants for its next GP training course

Nurse-led clinic reinstated for Collingwood

Wednesday 27 May 2015, 3:28PM

A nurse-led clinic has been reinstated at Collingwood in Golden Bay after the community lost its GP clinics a couple of years ago



Un-edited statements from the health sector and beyond

Outsourced food won’t be adopted in Hawke’s Bay

Hawke’s Bay DHB Thursday 28 May 2015, 02:56PM

Police have safety concerns for woman

Waikato DHB Thursday 28 May 2015, 10:32AM

Featured Stories

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Home sweet health care home - Seeking a future place for general practice

Home sweet health care home - Seeking a future place for general practiceWednesday 27 May 2015, 11:47AM

Key people in primary care believe the future of general practice is to centre itself at the heart of a “health care home”. Virginia McMillan asks what this might mean

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The GP professors – riding the academic roller coaster

Thursday 14 May 2015, 2:08PM

Who are New Zealand’s professors of general practice and what do they contribute? Liane Topham-Kindley hears from the nine academic leaders whose quest is quality in everything GPs do

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Palmy practice growth spurt follows push to resolve problem areas

Tuesday 05 May 2015, 4:46PM

Expats, x-rays and expansion. Virginia McMillan visits The Palms and finds it has been changing – and overcoming past trauma


In Business

Business articles from the latest issue of New Zealand Doctor...and more

Equal pay for equal work?

Equal pay for equal work?Wednesday 27 May 2015, 11:57AM

In a recent blog Wellington GP Emma Dunning takes close look at the RNZCGP’s 2014 Workforce Survey and finds some interesting comparisons

Two new GPs take the bold step into practice ownership

Thursday 14 May 2015, 1:15PM

Two newly qualified GPs have taken a leap of faith and bought into the practice where they did their GP registrar training.

Auckland clinic mooted, as pain management practice expands

Wednesday 06 May 2015, 12:19PM

A Wellington musculoskeletal and pain management practice has expanded to a new site opposite the Beehive and added general practice to the services offered


Extra Coverage

A little extra on hot topics

Keeping tabs on election promises

New Zealand DoctorWednesday 24 September 2014, 11:50AM

Budget 2015

Barbara FountainTuesday 12 May 2015, 11:38AM

Collecting Alliance Leadership Teams

Barbara FountainThursday 28 August 2014, 2:00PM

Ebola outbreak

Ruth BrownTuesday 12 August 2014, 10:07AM

Ballot 2014

NZD TeamMonday 11 August 2014, 12:00AM


Ideas, observations and a few curly questions from invited bloggers

Barbara Docherty

Medical homes back in vogue but first a few pointers

By Barbara Docherty Thursday 28 May 2015, 11:13AM Comments 0
Barbara Fountain

Cheating heart still beats

By Barbara Fountain Thursday 28 May 2015, 9:32AM Comments 0
Suzy McKinney

‘Do you want to be a specialist or just a GP?’

By Suzy McKinney Wednesday 27 May 2015, 9:31AM Comments 4
Emma Dunning

Sitting on desks and the art of cultural competence

By Emma Dunning Tuesday 26 May 2015, 1:36PM Comments 0

Launching a Tesla Model S – that’s a car not a coil

Thursday 21 May 2015, 1:50PM Comments 0

That's Interesting

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World Family Doctor Day 2015 - RACGP

Tuesday May 19 was World Family Doctor Day. To celebrate and share the incredible work of GPs, the RACGP ran a social media campaign that asks GPs to state why they chose general practice as a career, using the dedicated hashtag #IchoseGP


Featured Podcast

A collection of podcast interviews, clinical and news items

Primary thinking: Shelley Frost

It's more than a decade since PHOs were established - this could be a good time to review how they work, GPNZ chair Shelley Frost suggests.

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A manual for life: Atul Gawande finds optimism in mortality

A manual for life: Atul Gawande finds optimism in mortalityWednesday 27 May 2015, 11:52AM

Intensive care specialist and occasional blogger David Galler, who is working in Samoa, reflects from tropical climes on his hour in conversation with Atul Gawande at this month’s Auckland Writers Festival

Spun sugar messages, or a case of science doing the talking?

Thursday 14 May 2015, 2:06PM

You won’t yet find populist “sugar is toxic” arguments directly confronted in the industry’s summaries of the science of sugar. Virginia McMillan takes a look

No King hits on Coleman so far

Tuesday 05 May 2015, 4:33PM

Political columnist Peter Wilson finds the Opposition making little headway in scoring hits on the Government’s health record


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GPs rate themselves fit for purpose as role models

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Annual statement of reasonable GP fee increases - 2015/16 update

Sapere Research GroupMonday 18 May 2015, 11:44AM

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The Impact of Respiratory Disease in NZ: 2014 Update

The Asthma FoundationTuesday 05 May 2015, 11:16AM


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