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GPNZ and the Primary Health Alliance join forces 

September 8, 2016

GPNZ and the Primary Health Alliance have announced their shared commitment to the provision of high quality, sustainable health and social care services and their intention to work towards a united network organisation in the next 12 months by signing a Heads of Agreement at the Annual General Meeting of the Primary Health Alliance in Wellington on 2 September 2016.  Both organisations will work with stakeholders to leverage their respective strengths across the primary care sector, creating a unified voice for primary care.  Click here for the media release

2016 Annual Statement of Reasonable Fee Increases 

May 15, 2016

Sapere undertakes an independent annual statement of reasonable fee increases.  The 2016 statement can be accessed here.

ICT Security Checklist Released 

March 14, 2016

Patients First has released a short checklist to help practices assess their baseline ICT security.  A guide document is included that provides additional detail, some rationale and points of clarification.

GPNZ Appoints New Chair 

February 25, 2016

GPNZ is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Jeff Lowe as its new Chair.  Please click here for the media release.

Sustainability of General Practice: Final Report 

February 1, 2016

The final Primary Care Working Group report can be accessed here.  The report provides the Minister of Health with advice on the following items:

  • ensuring affordable, equitable access to sustainable general practice
  • general practice workforce sustainability
  • shifting services closer to home.

This report was informed by 11 consultation forums held around the country and an online survey.  In total over 600 people were engaged.

Consultation Forums: Background Material 

September 5, 2015

Background material for the consultation forums on the Sustainability of General Practice is now available here.

GPNZ thanks Hon Tony Ryall 

February 27, 2014

GPNZ thanks Hon Tony Ryall for his influential time as Minister of Health.  The full media release is here.

Back-to-Back Template 

September 23, 2013

The Ministry’s new example back-to-back template and guidance memo has been released and accessed here.

GPNZ Supports Water Fluoridation 

September 23, 2013

GPNZ joins the Paediatric Society of New Zealand in endorsing water fluoridation.

GPNZ Endorses HQSC’s Patient Safefy Campaign 

June 12, 2013

The Health Quality and Safety Commission has launched a new patients safety campaign called Open for Better Care, which has the endorsement of GPNZ.  It focuses on 4 key areas where evidence shows it is possible to reduce patient harm – falls, perioperative care, health care associated infections and medication.  Further information can be found here.