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Medical Council of New Zealand election

  • Media release
  • 16 February 2015

Voting to elect FOUR (4) members to the Medical Council of New Zealand opened on Tuesday, 17 February 2015. Read more about Medical Council of New Zealand election

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

Medical Council cautions patients about telemedicine

  • Media release
  • 12 February 2015

The Medical Council today cautioned patients about some of the potential pitfalls of telemedicine and at the same time highlighted the need for doctors practising telemedicine Read more about Medical Council cautions patients about telemedicine

2015 Medical Council of New Zealand Election - Notice of Confirmed Candidates

  • Media release
  • 10 February 2015

Nominations for the 2015 Medical Council of New Zealand election closed at 12 noon, Friday 16th January 2015 Read more about 2015 Medical Council of New Zealand Election - Notice of Confirmed Candidates

Update on myMCNZ PC renewals

  • Media release
  • 28 January 2015

Doctors whose practising certificates expire at the end of February 2015 were sent an email last week advising it was time to renew their practising certificate and that this would be done online using myMCNZ. In the first two days after that email was sent, some doctors experienced substantial time delays, and some doctors were unable to complete their application. Read more about Update on myMCNZ PC renewals

International Medical Symposium - 'Future of the Medical Profession'

  • Media release
  • 27 January 2015

The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS), the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) and the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) will be holding a joint one day meeting on "The Future of the Medical Profession" in Melbourne on 13 March 2015. Read more about International Medical Symposium - 'Future of the Medical Profession'

myMCNZ update 22 January, 2015

  • Media release
  • 22 January 2015

Earlier this week the Medical Council implemented an online process to apply for your practising certificate. Read more about myMCNZ update 22 January, 2015

Decision on requirements for a general scope of practice – NZREX graduates

  • In Consultation
  • 15 December 2014

Council released the discussion paper Pre-requisites for registration in a general scope of practice for doctors who have obtained registration through NZREX Clinical on 4 August 2014. In response to this discussion paper Council has made two decisions Read more about Decision on requirements for a general scope of practice – NZREX graduates

Medical Council of New Zealand election – call for nominations

  • Media release
  • 19 November 2014

During March 2015 the profession will vote to choose four medical practitioners as nominees to the Medical Council. Read more about Medical Council of New Zealand election – call for nominations

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

Note from Council's Chairman regarding Ebola virus disease and responsibilities of doctors

  • Media release
  • 24 October 2014

On 23 October 2014, Television One News carried a story about Ebola and Middlemore Hospital and a call for both doctors and nurses to ‘volunteer’ to care for possible Ebola patients. The context of the use of the word ’volunteer’ requires clarification as the presentation of the report has already generated some misunderstandings about the responsibilities doctors have in the event of a potential or actual case of Ebola presenting to a medical facility. Read more about Note from Council's Chairman regarding Ebola virus disease and responsibilities of doctors

Note from Council's Chairman regarding Ebola virus concerns

  • Media release
  • 22 October 2014

The current global concerns about the Ebola virus mean it is timely to ensure we are all aware of our roles and responsibilities in times of an emergency. Read more about Note from Council's Chairman regarding Ebola virus concerns

Prevocational e-portfolio tracks doctors' learning skills

  • Media release
  • 8 September 2014

For the first time, new doctors, from November 2014, will be able to record and keep track of their learning anywhere, anytime through a new e-portfolio system. The introduction of the e-portfolio system is one of a number of changes to prevocational training which spans the first two years following graduation from medical school. Medical Council chairman, Mr Andrew Connolly said today, ‘The e-portfolio system will make it easy for the doctors to track their progress and help them to target their learning around the things they need to learn and build on.’ ‘From the Council’s perspective it’s another major leap forward in getting The New Zealand Curriculum Framework for Prevocational Medical Training (NZCF) up, running and implemented.’ Read more about Prevocational e-portfolio tracks doctors' learning skills

Outcome of consultation on proposed increase in practising certificate fee

  • In Consultation
  • 31 July 2014

Recently the Medical Council circulated a proposal to increase the Annual Practicing Certificate by $80+GST for the 2014-15 year. Read more about Outcome of consultation on proposed increase in practising certificate fee

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

Patient Safety Boost with Private Hospitals/Medical Council Agreement

  • Media release
  • 7 March 2014

The high standard of patient safety already in place within New Zealand’s private hospitals will receive a further boost with the Memorandum of Understanding signed today between the Medical Council and the New Zealand Private Surgical Hospitals Association. Read more about Patient Safety Boost with Private Hospitals/Medical Council Agreement

New Zealand Curriculum Framework for Prevocational Training (NZCF)

  • Media release
  • 5 March 2014

The Medical Council is implementing changes to doctor’s training and education Read more about New Zealand Curriculum Framework for Prevocational Training (NZCF)

Medical education makes leap forward

  • Media release
  • 5 March 2014

The Medical Council is implementing changes to doctor’s training and education that will improve patient safety and the performance of doctors. Read more about Medical education makes leap forward

Mr Andrew Connolly new chair of the Medical Council of New Zealand

  • Media release
  • 19 February 2014

Auckland surgeon, Mr Andrew Connolly has been elected chairperson of the Medical Council replacing Dr John Adams. Read more about Mr Andrew Connolly new chair of the Medical Council of New Zealand

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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