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Consultation on our statement on Advertising
We are reviewing our statement on Advertising and would value your feedback. This statement outlines our expectations when doctors advertise their services. Our draft statement highlights several ethical issues that arise with advertising such as the potential for overtreatment, and the power and knowledge imbalance between a doctor and a patient.
Covid related suspensions
The Chair of Te Kaunihera Rata o Aotearoa | The Medical Council of New Zealand, Dr Curtis Walker, reinforced today that public health and safety remains the top priority for Council. His statement follows the recent interim suspension of the practising certificates of three doctors, Dr Peter Canaday, Dr Emanuel Garcia, and Dr Matthew Shelton, pending investigations for conduct relating to Covid-19 (section 69 HPCAA 2003).
Consultation on the comparable health system registration pathway
We are proposing two key changes to the comparable health system pathway to registration in the Provisional General scope of practice. We welcome your feedback about these proposed changes before we make any decisions.
COVID-19 - Update for interns - 24 August 2021
The re-emergence of COVID-19 creates uncertainty for all health professions who are working incredibly hard to ensure essential health services continue to be provided. We hope the information below will help provide some clarity about the work you may do, as interns, as part of the COVID-19 response.
MCNZ Chair - message to the profession
He karanga manaaki ki ngā rata o te motu, With the COVID-19 lockdown in effect across the country in response to community transmission, Te Kaunihera Rata o Aotearoa would like to take the opportunity to thank the medical profession for once again being at the frontline of Aotearoa's national response.
Media release - Medical Council of New Zealand
The Medical Council has received a number of notifications this morning about a GP who sent a text message to patients that said he does not support COVID vaccinations. Council takes this matter very seriously. We are taking immediate steps which include communicating with the doctor today. Our primary focus is public safety.