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Review of the Council’s Statement on Telehealth

  • In Consultation
  • 28 January 2016

The Medical Council of New Zealand is reviewing its Statement on Telehealth. Read more about Review of the Council’s Statement on Telehealth

Medical Workforce in 2013 and 2014

  • Media release
  • 27 January 2016

The Medical Council of New Zealand today released The New Zealand Medical Workforce in 2013 and 2014 survey results. Read more about Medical Workforce in 2013 and 2014

International Conference on Medical Regulation

  • Media release
  • 14 January 2016

The International Association of Medical Regulatory Authorities (IAMRA) 12th International Conference on Medical Regulation will take place from 20 – 23 September 2016 in Melbourne. Read more about International Conference on Medical Regulation

Better Data – the benefits to the profession and public - key themes from the submissions

  • Media release
  • 1 December 2015

In March 2015, Council released a discussion paper titled Better Data — the benefits to the profession and the public (Better Data). Read more about Better Data – the benefits to the profession and public - key themes from the submissions

Update on Community Based Attachments in Prevocational Training

  • Media release
  • 28 September 2015

The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners, (the College), Medical Council of New Zealand (the Council), HWNZ and the District Health Boards are working together to implement the staged introduction of the community based attachments. Read more about Update on Community Based Attachments in Prevocational Training

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

Roll out of ePort continues

  • Media release
  • 15 September 2015

The Medical Council is continuing its eportfolio rollout with final year medical students in Auckland and Otago medical schools now able to keep track of their learning online. Read more about Roll out of ePort continues

Bad behaviour in hospitals impacts on patient safety

  • Media release
  • 10 September 2015

The Medical Council strongly supports the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons’ Expert Advisory Group position that every patient has a right to expect their health care is uncompromised by discrimination, bullying and sexual harassment in the practice of surgery. Read more about Bad behaviour in hospitals impacts on patient safety

Vision and principles for recertification for doctors in New Zealand

  • In Consultation
  • 28 August 2015

The Medical Council of New Zealand have developed a discussion paper on Council’s Vision and principles for recertification for doctors in New Zealand. Read more about Vision and principles for recertification for doctors in New Zealand

Evaluation of changes to prevocational training

  • Media release
  • 2 July 2015

The Medical Council commenced a review of prevocational training requirement for doctors in New Zealand in 2011. Read more about Evaluation of changes to prevocational training

Outcome of Council’s consultation on withdrawal of the Special Purpose (Teleradiology) scope of practice

  • Media release
  • 15 February 2015

In 2010, Council introduced a scope of practice to allow the provision of teleradiology services within New Zealand by radiologists based overseas. Read more about Outcome of Council’s consultation on withdrawal of the Special Purpose (Teleradiology) scope of practice

Principles for the assessment and management of complaints and notifications

  • Media release
  • 5 November 2014

The purpose of these principles is to provide a framework for good decision-making. Read more about Principles for the assessment and management of complaints and notifications

Reduction in the number of New Zealand Registration Examinations (NZREX Clinical)

  • Media release
  • 25 March 2014

The Medical Council has reduced the number of New Zealand Registration Examinations (NZREX Clinical) to three exams for 2014 and these are now all full. Read more about Reduction in the number of New Zealand Registration Examinations (NZREX Clinical)

Medical graduates completing internships in New Zealand – registration in Australia

  • Media release
  • 13 March 2014

The Medical Board of Australia (the Board) has revised its standard for granting general registration to Australian and New Zealand medical graduates on completion of intern training. Read more about Medical graduates completing internships in New Zealand – registration in Australia

Outcome on proposed amendments to the active clinical practice requirements

  • Media release
  • 21 October 2013

Outcome of consultation on proposed amendment to the Medical Council's active clinical practice requirement for the comparable health system pathway, and the locum tenens pathway. Read more about Outcome on proposed amendments to the active clinical practice requirements

Vocational Education and Advisory Bodies (VEABs)

  • Media release
  • 10 October 2013

We have changed a term and that Branch Advisory Bodies (BABs) will now be known as Vocational Education and Advisory Bodies (VEABs). Read more about Vocational Education and Advisory Bodies (VEABs)

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