The summertime locum grant was established to help ease the pressure some rural practices face during the peak holiday season such as an influx of patients and the increased costs in attracting and accommodating locums during these peak periods.
RuralFest identifies key changes needed to improve health and wellbeing in rural communities, and takes those messages to Parliament. Dr Robin Baird, Te Kauwhata GP and Dr Jo Scott-Jones, GP and medical director report back on the 2021 event.
Every fortnight inside a whare at Parihaka Papakāinga in Taranaki, people can be found laughing and catching up with whānau in the Whakaihu Taiora clinic waiting room. They’re there because of a new health initiative designed to respond to community need.
Pinnacle has developed a rural chest pain assessment method that allows low-risk patients in rural communities to be safely assessed and managed by their general practice, rather than travelling significant distances to hospital - often needlessly.