General Practice News

Death documents online - Ministry of Health


The Ministry of Health has been working with the Department of Internal Affairs to make it simpler for health practitioners to complete medical documents after someone dies.


Now available

All doctors and nurse practitioners can now complete the medical certificates of cause of death and cremation forms via the new online Death Documents platform, instead of filling in paper forms. Online documents can be filled in on computers, tablets and mobile devices with internet access.

RNZCGP 2018 Workforce Survey

Have you completed your GP workforce survey?
The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners 2018 Workforce Survey is underway again and the College is keen to get as many responses as possible. The information gathered is instrumental in helping the College advocate for GP training and resourcing.

College members who complete the survey will go in the draw to win their choice of either:

• Conference registration + $500 towards flights and accommodation, or
• Breville Barista Express espresso machine, or
• iPad Pro 10.5-inch display with 64G, or
• Canon EOS200D camera.

Healthy Conversation Skills Workshop - FREE

Upcoming workshops:
- Tuesday 3 July at Sport Northland, Western Hills Drive, Whangarei
- Wednesday 4 July at Sport Northland, Western Hills Drive, Whangarei

Click here to view the flyer for further information.

Diabetes Self-Management Programme - upcoming dates

    Upcoming course start dates:
  • From Monday 7 May, 1pm to 3.30pm
  • From Wednesday 1 August, 10am to 12.30pm
  • From Thursday 22 November, 5pm to 7.30pm

The DSM Group is a great tool for developing the health literacy of your patients with diabetes and reinforcing the valuable information they receive from your team.

New GoodSAM app for health professionals

The National Cardiac Network, St John and Wellington Free Ambulance have collaborated to introduce an app into New Zealand that notifies people that a person suspected to be in cardiac arrest is near to them. The app is called GoodSAM and it aims to ensure that patients in cardiac arrest receive early bystander CPR and early defibrillation, preferably prior to emergency services arriving, whenever possible.

Engaging Pasifika Cultural Competency Programme

Le Va will be delivering an Engaging Pasifika Cultural Competency workshop to health and disability workers in the Northland region.