Homegrown Medical Treasures
Oct
28
4:30 PM16:30

Homegrown Medical Treasures

The Northland Faculty RNZCGP would like to invite Northland GPs, Practice Managers, Practice Nurses and Pharmacists to their annual symposium - Homegrown Medical Treasures. 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.

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Aug
31
6:00 PM18:00

Kapa Kaiaka womens health evening

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: gabrielle.montgomery@gmail.com. There is a maximum number of 15 places available

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Aug
4
6:00 PM18:00

Kapa Kaiaka 'Speed Dating' Skills Session

What

A 'speed dating' skills session. Consists of a number of tables around a big room with attendees moving around the tables in groups of 2 or 3. At each table is a GP that is willing to do a bit of an update on a special skill for 15min.

Indicative stations are:

Station One: Mirena insertion/FB eye removal
Station Two: Carpal tunnel/trigger finger treatment
Station Three: Punch biopsy/skin tag removal
Station Four: Joint aspiration and injection
Station Five: Toenail wedge resection. Local anaesthetic tips and trick

Who

Aimed at GP registrars and new GPs

How to register

Please email Gabby Montgomery, Kapa Kaiaka Coordinator

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Russell Conference
May
21
to May 22

Russell Conference

  • Duke of Marlborough Hotel (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Keep the date free for the annual Northland Faculty RNZCGP Russell Conference. Speakers this year include:

  • Barry Snow - Neurologist
  • Murray Beagley - Plastic Surgeon
  • Clair Mills - Public Health Physician and Doctor with Medicine Sans Fronteirs
  • Lyndon Bradley - Orthopaedic Surgeon
  • Jack Havill - Intensivist
  • Usha Shan - Breast Surgeon
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Mar
12
9:00 AM09:00

Suicide Prevention Training Workshop - Dargaville

  • The Lighthouse Functions Room, Dargaville Museum (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Special workshop focusing on suicide risk assessment and suicide prevention strategies for rural communities, with a specific emphasis on farming families. The workshop is open to all rural health professionals and where space allows, will be extended to rural industry and community groups.

Course Learning Objectives & Course Outcomes - at the end of

training participants will be able to:

  • Disseminate factual information about the incidence and risks of suicide in rural New Zealand.
  • Recognize a person who might be having thoughts of suicide.
  • Engage people with thoughts of suicide in direct and open talk about suicide.
  • Listen to the person’s feelings about suicide and show that they are taken seriously.
  • Move quickly to connect them with appropriate help.
  • Demonstrate that they can participate in a didactic role play between a suicide-alert helper and person with thoughts of suicide using the TALK steps.
  • Self- evaluate their own ability to be willing, ready, and able to be a suicide alert helper.
  • Evaluate the programme to provide important quality assurance information for RHANZ.

Course Instructor

The workshop will be led by safeTALK trainer Professor Annette Beautrais, an internationally renowned suicide prevention researcher with over 35 years’ experience in the field.

CPD Points Available

Further information

Click link below or contact Dr Tanya Quin

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Mar
11
9:00 AM09:00

Suicide Prevention Training Workshop - Hokianga

Special workshop focusing on suicide risk assessment and suicide prevention strategies for rural communities, with a specific emphasis on farming families. The workshop is open to all rural health professionals and where space allows, will be extended to rural industry and community groups.

Course Learning Objectives & Course Outcomes - at the end of

training participants will be able to:

  • Disseminate factual information about the incidence and risks of suicide in rural New Zealand.
  • Recognize a person who might be having thoughts of suicide.
  • Engage people with thoughts of suicide in direct and open talk about suicide.
  • Listen to the person’s feelings about suicide and show that they are taken seriously.
  • Move quickly to connect them with appropriate help.
  • Demonstrate that they can participate in a didactic role play between a suicide-alert helper and person with thoughts of suicide using the TALK steps.
  • Self- evaluate their own ability to be willing, ready, and able to be a suicide alert helper.
  • Evaluate the programme to provide important quality assurance information for RHANZ.

Course Instructor

The workshop will be led by safeTALK trainer Professor Annette Beautrais, an internationally renowned suicide prevention researcher with over 35 years’ experience in the field.

CPD Points Available

Further information

Click link below or contact Dr Tanya Quin

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Goodfellow Symposium 2015
Mar
27
to Mar 29

Goodfellow Symposium 2015

The Goodfellow Symposium 2015 will be held at the Viaduct Events Centre, Auckland on 27 – 29 March. Now in its 10th year, the 2015 Goodfellow Symposium promises to be a worthwhile and enjoyable weekend for health professionals who want to update their clinical knowledge and practical skills, earn CME/CPD points and engage with others in the primary health care industry..

The multi-disciplinary programme will cater for general practitioners, primary health care nurses, pharmacists, urgent care physicians, registrars, specialists and others working in primary health care. The theme for the 2015 Symposium is “Skills for Next Monday”. The programme has been designed to provide engaging and informative sessions, the latest clinical updates and increased opportunities to participate in our popular practical sessions so you return to work armed with new knowledge and skills.

More information on the symposium can be found here.

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Potraits from a Doctor's Surgery
Oct
11
to Oct 27

Potraits from a Doctor's Surgery

Patient is a unique photographic collection of portraits taken by a GP of his patients at the end of their consultation. For two years, Dr Chris Reid, who is also a photographer, asked his patients whether they would be happy having their photograph taken. His intention was to capture their personality, not their ‘illness’, and the project evolved into a study of life, people, culture and the spectrum of illness that we and our families all face. Patient is the result, a collection of moving photos, accompanied by the sad, humorous and poignant stories associated with the subjects.

This exhibition gives a unique insight into the relationship between GP and patient, the patient and their community, the confidentiality of the consultation room and the thread of illness and wellbeing within us all. Most of all it reinforces the notion that because we all share the same issues, we are all connected to each other and each of us is an integral part of the community. A book featuring the photographs from the exhibition is available to purchase from local bookstores or order online.

About the Photographer CHRIS REID is a GP in Kerikeri and an elected member of the Northland DHB. Originally from the UK, Chris trained at the University of Newcastle Medical School before spending 10 years in the Royal Marines. He emigrated to New Zealand in 2004 with his wife and two border terriers, and began to develop his interest in portrait photography. This led to the concept of photographing the patients he consulted in his GP practice, giving a unique insight into the doctor–patient relationship. One of these photos won the People’s Choice Northland BDO Art Award in 2013.

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