Whither general practice?

McMillan, Virginia
June 2008
New Zealand Doctor;6/4/2008, p8
This section discusses issues of interest to general practice (GP) physicians in New Zealand. Doctor Ben Gray laments the impact of quality assurance initiatives on their freedom to practice according to their judgment. Doctor Bev O'Keefe of Rotorua believes a sense of being valued and trusted would go along way towards attracting and retaining more GP. The Medical Council would require every GP to participate in council-accredited post-graduate continuing professional development. INSETS: New career appears from nowhere;GP tackles weighty issues.


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