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2014 New Zealand Rural GP Network Conference

13 - 15 March, 2014      •      TSB Arena, Wellington

The New Zealand Rural General Practice Network is holding their annual conference in Wellington, and again the team at Mobile Health is there with a temporary studio in the exhibition centre. Buzz Burrell and Mark Eager capture the key highlights with short video interview and discussions with vaious speakers and delegates. Each day there are short interviews filmed and posted here. Dont miss out, capture some of the highlights from the comfort of your home or office.

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Political Session

The political session was be moderated by former journalist now lawyer Linda Clark and will also included time for questions from the floor from delegates. MPs from National, Labour, Greens, NZ First, Maori and ACT parties were asked to participate in the opening keynote session. Participants were Dr Paul Hutchinson, National; Annette King, Labour; Kevin Haque, Greens and Barbara Stewart, NZ First.

Each MP will had the opportunity to talk on health policies and issues specific to rural primary care, including acute shortages of doctors in some rural areas, extra training places in medical and nursing schools for those wanting to work in rural areas, extending the Voluntary Bonding Scheme to cover more health disciplines, and extra funding for and the distribution of funds to rural health providers, to name some topics.

Part 1: Introduction by Sharon Hansen

Introduction by Sharon Hansen the Deputy Chair of the New Zealand Rural General Practice Network.

 

 

Part 2: Introduction by Dr Jo Scott-Jones

Introduction by Dr Jo Scott-Jones the Chair of the New Zealand Rural General Practice Network.

 

 

Part 3: Prof Norman Sharpe

Norman Sharpe ONZM FRSNZ, Medical Director of the National Heart Foundation of New Zealand and Professor Emeritus in the University of Auckland.

 

 

Part 4: Dr Tim Malloy

Dr Tim Malloy, President of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and long time Rural GP

 

 

Part 5: Sharon Hansen

 

 

 

Part 6: Linda Clark

Moderator Linda Clark

 

 

Part 7: Dr Paul Hutchison, National

Dr Paul Hutchison, National Party Member of Parliament and Chairperson of the Health Committee

 

 

Part 8: Hon Annette King, Labour

Hon Annette King, Member of the Health Committee and Labour Spokesperson for Health

 

 

Part 9: Kevin Hague, Greens

Green Party Member of Parliament, Member of the Health Committee and Greens Spokesperson for Health

 

 

Part 10: Barbara Stewart, NZ First

NZ First Member of Parliament, Member of the Health Committee and NZ First Spokesperson for Health

 

 

Part 11: Question and Answer Section

Q&A from the audience

 

 

Interviews with Speakers and Delegates

Dr Jo Scott-Jones

Dr Jo Scott-Jones speaks with Buzz Burrell about the challenges facing the rural health sector.

 

 

Dr Jane O'Malley


Dr Jane O'Malley speaks with Mark Eager. 

 

 

 

Prof Thomas Bardin


Prof Thomas Bardin. 

 

 

 

Christina Matthews and Katelyn Thorn - Medical Students


Christina Matthews and Katelyn Thorn - Medical Students

 

 

 

Chorus - Craig Young


Chorus - Craig Young

 

 

 

Sharon Wards and Jen Thomas


Sharon Wards and Jen Thomas

 

 

 

Wairoa GP Ron Janes


Wairoa GP Ron Janes

 

 

 

Carol Atmore - West Coast DHB


Carol Atmore - West Coast DHB

 

 

 

Ernie Newman


Ernie Newman

 

 

 

A wrap up from Dr Jo Scott-Jones


A wrap up from Dr Jo Scott-Jones

 

 

 

 

Interviews with Exhibitors

Pat Farry Trust - Sue Farry and David Neyness


Sue Farry and David Neyness

 

 

 

Bio Oil - Lizzie Jaray


Lizzie Jaray

 

 

 

Go Healthy - Janeen Howard


Go Healthy - Janeen Howard

 

 

 

Three Rivers Medical - Lucinda Thatcher


Three Rivers Medical - Lucinda Thatcher

 

 

 

AFT Pharmaceuticals - Brian Kennedy


Brian Kennedy

 

 

 

Richard Swears and Matt Gough from St John


Richard Swears and Matt Gough from St John

 

 

 

Roche Pharmaceuticals - Janice Homan


Janice Homan

 

 

 

Homecare Medical - Gay Ford


Homecare Medical - Gay Ford