GP Training Review
Health Workforce New Zealand (HWNZ), the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP) and the Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ) are working together to change the way general practitioners are trained.
GPs already undergo extensive vocational training and this project will ensure the education GPs receive offers the right mix of flexibility, skills training and opportunities for personal development to attract more graduates to a career in general practice.
The aim is to promote general practice as a career choice among medical students and junior doctors and to promote more cross-over of training and working between hospitals and the community.
We need to create a GP role that is more flexible and multi-faceted, with closer linkage to local hospitals and to prepare for emerging models of care with increased delivery of services outside hospital settings.
Why General Practice?
Read the GPEP profiles below to see what General Practitioners say. Click on the image to open the document.
Kwan Leng Low (PDF, 312 KB)
Chamira Ranatunga (PDF, 352KB)
Jan Cottle (PDF, 288KB)
Christine McIntosh (PDF, 828KB)
- Project updates
- Findings and recommendations arising from consultation May to July 2011 (PDF, 68.78KB)
- Discussion paper and feedback
- Memorandum of Understanding
- General Practice as a career
- Have you thought about General Practice? (PDF, 975KB)