Fifteen GP registrars and new GPs recently attended a 'Speed Dating Skills Session' run by the Northland Faculty. Attendees were taught a range of skills by a number of experienced GPs including punch biopsy techniques, cortisone injections around the wrist, joint injections, removing foreign bodies from eyes and removing fish hooks from places that they shouldn't be! This was a fantastic session organised by Gabby Montgomery, the Northland Faculty Kapa Kaiaka Coordinator. More sessions are planned for the future. For GP registrars and new Fellows wishing to enter into a mentoring relationship with more experienced GPs, through the Kapa Kaiaka programme, please contact Gabby. More information on the Kapa Kaiaka programme is available on this link
The next education session planned by the Faculty is the 'Homegrown' GP symposium held on the 15th October at Dargaville. Registrations for this event are now open on the Faculty website.