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Advice for patients who have concerns about conduct
Recently there have been allegations against a doctor published in the media. We want to assure the public that public safety is paramount to the Medical Council and is our primary focus.
Te Whatu Ora pilot for Programmes for NZREX graduates
The Minister of Health has announced two pilot initiatives for selected NZREX graduates to be managed by Te Whatu Ora Health New Zealand. The details of the pilot programmes are currently being developed by Te Whatu Ora. The plan is to have this available before the end of October 2022. The Medical Council is unable to provide any further information. Te Whatu Ora will be managing both pilots and will publish further information on its website in due course.
Consultation: Consideration of eligibility requirements for the New Zealand Registration Examination
Currently, there is no requirement for applicants for this examination to have had any clinical practice experience. This consultation seeks views on the merits of introducing a requirement that individuals applying to sit the NZREX must have had clinical practice experience and if so, then what that should be.
Key findings into the New Zealand medical workforce released
Te Kaunihera Rata o Aoteroa |The Medical Council of New Zealand today released the results of its New Zealand Medical Workforce in 2021 Survey.
Council’s Chair, Dr Curtis Walker says “key findings show that while Māori and Pasifika doctors remain under-represented in the medical workforce, the positive trends in undergraduate and graduate levels continue, with more Māori and Pasifika doctors in the workforce.”
COVID-19 Pandemic scope of practice - extended to 31 March 2023
We've extended our COVID-19 Pandemic scope of practice through to 31 March 2023. Doctors already registered in this scope of practice under an earlier notice can also be extended to 31 March 2023, subject to completion of the renewal process.