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Mr Andrew Connolly awarded the New Zealand Order of Merit: Member (MNZM)

  • Media release
  • 11 January 2019

Mr Andrew Connolly, chair of the Council was awarded the New Zealand Order of Merit: Member (MNZM) in the 2019 New Year Honours list for services to health. Read more about Mr Andrew Connolly awarded the New Zealand Order of Merit: Member (MNZM)

Electronic marking used in high-stakes medical registration exam

  • Media release
  • 10 January 2019

The Medical Council has introduced electronic marking to its registration examination (NZREX Clinical). Read more about Electronic marking used in high-stakes medical registration exam

Outcome of consultation on fees payable to the Medical Council of New Zealand

  • Media release
  • 18 December 2018

In July 2018, the Medical Council (Council) undertook a consultation with the profession and other stake holders on proposed increases in two fees Read more about Outcome of consultation on fees payable to the Medical Council of New Zealand

Strengthening recertification for vocationally-registered doctors in New Zealand

  • In Consultation
  • 17 December 2018

This consultation is now closed. The Medical Council of New Zealand (Council) would like to thank everyone who has provided feedback on the discussion document “Towards strengthening recertification for vocationally-registered doctors in New Zealand”. Read more about Strengthening recertification for vocationally-registered doctors in New Zealand

RFP - Baseline data capture for Cultural Competence, Partnership and Health Equity initiatives

  • Media release
  • 19 September 2018

The Medical Council of New Zealand (the Council) in partnership with Te Ohu Rata o Aotearoa (Te ORA), is looking for a provider to capture, collate, analyse and deliver quality reporting on baseline data establishing the current status of cultural competence of doctors working in New Zealand and the cultural safety of patients receiving health care from those doctors. Read more about RFP - Baseline data capture for Cultural Competence, Partnership and Health Equity initiatives

New pathway for Australian General Registrants

  • Media release
  • 29 June 2018

Council has introduced a new pathway for doctors who have passed the Australian Medical Council’s (AMC) MCQ exam and either the AMC Clinical exam, or the approved AMC Work Based Assessed. Read more about New pathway for Australian General Registrants

New Zealand Medical Workforce in 2015

  • Media release
  • 11 April 2018

The Medical Council today released the New Zealand Medical Workforce in 2015 Survey. Mr Connolly says a major highlight of the survey is that the proportion of house officers identifying themselves as Māori increased from 5.4 to 6.1 percent in 2015. ‘While the proportion of Māori doctors for the workforce as a whole is still relatively low compared to the proportion of Māori in the general population, the fact that it has increased amongst our newest doctors bodes well for the future’. Read more about New Zealand Medical Workforce in 2015

Strengthening the cultural competence of our doctors

  • Media release
  • 9 June 2017

Improving cultural competence and creating culturally safe environments for both patients and doctors is the aim of a new joint project between the Medical Council of New Zealand (Council) and Te Ohu Rata o Aotearoa (Te ORA), the Māori Medical Practitioners Association. Read more about Strengthening the cultural competence of our doctors

Primary-source verification

  • Media release
  • 21 April 2017

In August 2016, Council decided to require that applicants for registration who hold overseas qualifications, must have their qualifications primary-source verified. Read more about Primary-source verification

Prevocational Medical Training Implementation Review Report

  • Media release
  • 17 March 2017

The Medical Council of New Zealand is pleased to be able to publish an independent report on a review of the implementation of changes to the New Zealand Prevocational Medical Training Programme Read more about Prevocational Medical Training Implementation Review Report

Vision and principles for recertification for doctors in New Zealand

  • Media release
  • 30 March 2016

The Medical Council have revised Council’s Vision and principles for recertification for doctors in New Zealand to reflect the feedback received from the consultation. Read more about Vision and principles for recertification for doctors in New Zealand

Cultural Competence, Partnership and Health Equity: Professional Obligations Towards Māori Health Improvement

  • Media release
  • 23 September 2015

The Medical Council today called on doctors to work in partnership with Māori and address the issues of inequity they face in the health system. Read more about Cultural Competence, Partnership and Health Equity: Professional Obligations Towards Māori Health Improvement

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