A joint injection workshop will be held Thursday 8th May in the Ratu Room, Manaia PHO. Led by experienced GPs the workshop will demonstrate injections of knees, shoulder, carpal tunnel, De Quervains and fine needle aspirations. Workshop is free for Kapa Kaiaka members and GP registrars. Dinner provided. Please contact Emma Clare to register: firstname.lastname@example.org
Registrations are now open for the Great Russell Conference held 18-19 May. Early bird registrations close 20th March. All early bird registrations will enter a draw for five free registrations - so be in quick!
Conference details and a link to registrations are found on our website
The team at Mobile Health is running a FREE Rural Emergency Skills course on Friday the 17th May 2019. This is open to 6 doctors and 6 nurses for the day lead by Dr Peter Freeman ED specialist. Contact Sandra (email@example.com) if you can make that Friday free to participate in this hands on workshop that covers skills and knowledge required in the initial management of common medical emergencies. After that, join us in Russell for a warm up at the Duke of Marlborough hotel before The Great Russell Conference on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th May 2019. Check out our registration page for this years line up and go into the draw for a free conference if you register early. This year our Saturday night dinner entertainment will be the trivial mind of Dr Cunningham testing the depths of our knowledge, so brace yourselves!
Don't forget to register for our symposium 'MedNZ Talks' being held in Kaitaia this year Saturday 3rd November. All involved in primary care are welcome to attend so forward our link on to your colleagues, practice managers, nurses, health workers and pharmacists.
Also the Northland faculty has purchased a projector and screen for our educational meetings. If members are presenting to community groups in Northland in a non-profit making capacity they are welcome to borrow this equipment. Please contact the Faculty.
This year, on 3rd November, the Northland Faculty is pleased to present the annual spring symposium in Kaitaia at the amazing Te Ahu centre. Join fellow primary health care professionals from around Northland to learn from fellow colleagues and enjoy each others company.
Topics include registrar audits, physio solutions for common problems, anaesthetic pain procedures, managing the long list of medications in renal patients, plant based diets, sudden dependence in older age, managing a relationship with the police, how to write a novel, travel medicine tips, insights from a designated doctor and harrowing histories in medicine.
For more details see the webpage
This week the Northland Faculty will not only be co-hosting the college conference in Auckland, but we will be working with NorthlandInc to promote our region. Conference attendees will be encouraged to visit our stand and answer an online quiz about our region to be in to a draw to one of three Northland prize packs to the total of $5000.
- A night for two at Kauri Cliffs Luxury Accommodation
- Three day cruise Cotton Blossom II, (V & D France Kerikeri Cruising Club)
- 18 Holes golf for two at Kauri Cliffs
- Fullers hole in the rock tour for two
- Headsup Mountain Bike adventure for two
- Yacht Race Kerikeri Cruising Club
- Lunch for two at Kauri Cliffs fine dining
- NOSH Waipapa with Northland goodie pack
- Wild West Worcester Ltd
We will post the links of our sponsors on our website and thank them for their support of our region and Northland general practice. We would welcome our members to join in at the stand, chat and relax
A great weekend was had by over 95 GPs, registrars and students at the Great Russell conference on the 19th and 20th of May. Photos from the conference and some presentations are able to be viewed on our website.
Also don't forget our next event (for Kapa Kaiaka members and registrars) is the Kapa Kaiaka business meeting on the 20th June. Register now at this link
The Northland Faculty is holding a free workshop on business models in general practice on the 20th June. The workshop is open to any Kapa Kaiaka members, GP registrars or house surgeons. For more details visit the registration page on our website
Registrations are going well for The Great Russell Conference! Dr Sam McBride will speak on Sunday morning to help make sense of cannabis as a medicine, for those of us who find the area 'hazy'. BPAC has a recent article that might be useful to read
Here is the link to our website for the registrations and list of speakers. We hope that Burton Shipley will make for an interesting after dinner speaker at the Saturday night dinner. Your Faculty Board informally meet at the bar on Friday night, so see you there.
The Auckland Charitable Research Trust has funds available for GPs who wish to undertake a small research project. The closing date for applications for the next grant period is 1st May. The application form for grants is located at this link
Registrations open now for Northland's GP conference and AGM. Check out our website for the line up and register with your suggestions of how we spend our Faculty funds. Be in by the 20th of March to have a chance to win one of five free conferences
The Kapa Kaiaka group was lucky enough to host Dr. Orna McGinn, from Auckland, for an evening of education regarding long acting reversible contraceptives. This was held at Te Whare Ora O Tikipunga and thirteen Kapa Kaiaka GPs from throughout Northland attended the evening. The goal of the session was to become more informed about the use of LARCs and have some skills based teaching regarding insertion of Jadelles, Mirena, and Copper IUDs. The session started with teaching by Orna and then there was opportunity for practice on models provided by Anton Garrido of Bayer. After the session we have endeavoured to match Kapa Kaiaka trainees with GPs who are already experienced in inserting IUDs and Jadelles in order to gain some supervised experience. There is a lack of a standardised training protocol for LARC insertions in NZ and Orna is instrumental in attempting to get one up and running, so we were very lucky to benefit from her expertise. Obviously a major barrier to LARC access for patients is the availability of GPs who are able to perform their insertions, so hopefully this session will enable a newer cohort of GPs to start learning these skills and increase patient access to LARCs in the future.
Herald in the summer with the GP/Consultant meet and greet evening, canapes and bubbles! Whangarei Cruising Club, Riverside Drive 9th November 7-10pm.
Please RSVP to Melissa.Gilbert-Smith@northlanddhb.org.nz via email
Four Safe Hands, Safe Plans free RHANZ workshops for Northland from the 31st October.
The workshop aims to upskill our rural workforce in screening for depression and suicide risk, developing safety plans, counselling about access to lethal means of suicide, and organizational or office protocols for this important work. There is more information about the dates, venues and content of the workshop plus a registration page through this link
Also, don't forget the Homegrown Treasures symposium Vintage Car Club, Kiwi North, Maunu Saturday 28th October 2017. Register here
Our Northland GP registrars are presenting practice changing quality audits at the Homegrown Treasures Symposium, Maunu, 28th October 2017.
The topics are:
- Use of Zopiclone and Benzodiazepines for the Treatment of Insomnia
- Triage Coding at Dargaville Medical Centre
- Monitoring Prior to Starting ACE Inhibitors
- Childrens' Weight Documentation in General Practice
Click this link to register. The cost is only $69 (free for registrars).
Review our line up and register for the Northland Faculty Homegrown Symposium by clicking this link http://www.northland-rnzcgp.org/homegrown-treasures/
Our local specialists in orthopedics, cardiology and oncology will present along side our registrar audits. You will have a chance to hear from Mike Roberts and discuss urgent care access with a panel of local GPs who have been doing some work on access and urgent care in their clinics.
Seasons Cafe will be presenting lunch, The Coffee Man will indulge your caffeine needs and the Medical Museum will be open for viewing.
The Northland Faculty RNZCGP would like to invite Northland GPs, Practice Managers, Practice Nurses and Pharmacists to their annual symposium - Homegrown Medical Treasures on the 28th October. This will be hosted at the Vintage Car Club, Kiwi North, Maunu so that attendees can take the opportunity to enjoy the treasures of the Medical Museum during morning tea and lunch. New specialists from the hospital will present in the morning along with the popular registrar audits. This will be followed by an afternoon workshop session on urgent care provision. You can register by clicking this link We look forward to seeing you there.
This is a reminder that the Northland Faculty is hosting a Kapa Kaiaka skills session on the 31st August. This session is aimed at registrars and Kapa Kaiaka fellows who wish to upskill in Jadelle, Mirena and IUD insertions. The evening is led by Dr Orna McGinn, who has developed Goodfellow Unit modules on womens health, and involves some pre-reading activities, a practical session and then ongoing supervision by senior GPs. Please register your interest by contacting Dr Gabby Montgomery the Kapa Kaiaka co-ordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org. There is a maximum number of 15 places available - there are only three spaces left.
The faculty is also looking for senior GPs who would be able to undertake ongoing supervision of newer GPs in Jadelle, IUD and Mirena insertions. Please contact Gabby if you can help out.