A happy New Year welcome for international GPs

Ten overseas doctors began 2019 in Wellington, New Zealand attending NZLocums’ Orientation course from 7 – 9 January, before heading off to various practice placements around the country. Five of them travelled from The Netherlands and others are from Denmark, USA, Canada, South Africa and Malaysia. The three-day Orientation course introduced them to New Zealand’s […]

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Merry Christmas from NZLocums

Seven doctors attended the last NZLocums Orientation course for the year, held in Wellington from 3-5 December. Attendees came from the UK, the Netherlands, the USA; one from Cuba, who had previously been working in Spain for many years, and another from Hungary, who joined us after working in the UK and Australia. Pictured from […]

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Is there a doctor in the house – well 13 actually!

Thirteen doctors from countries including the UK, the USA, the Netherlands and Norway attended NZLocums Orientation for Overseas Trained GPs held in Wellington on 5 November. During the three-day programme they were introduced to numerous important aspects of living and working in New Zealand including cultural protocols, an advanced resuscitation workshop and practical MedTech training. […]

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Smiles for miles around New Zealand

Ten doctors from a range of countries were all smiles as they learned about the various aspects of being a GP in New Zealand.  All attended the NZLocums Orientation course on August 6-8 in Wellington, which introduces newly arrived overseas GPs to characteristics of New Zealand’s health system including Pharmac, ACC, Medtech 32, Work and […]

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NZLocums practice visits

Two of NZLocums Relationship Managers have recently visited practices in Auckland and surrounding areas. From the tourist haven of Waiheke Island, to the rustic beauty of Great Barrier Island and scenic rural towns of Tuakau and Waiuku. The trip was an opportunity for the Relationship Managers to meet with the practices and increase their knowledge […]

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Awesome April!

Another successful three-day locum Orientation course was held in Wellington from April 9 – 11, with doctors joining us from Australia, the Netherlands, the UK and USA. The NZLocums’ course provides overseas GPs with a comprehensive introduction to the New Zealand health system covering topics such as Medtech32, Pharmac and ACC. Pictured from left to […]

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Conference 2018 an outstanding success

More than 480 delegates attended the Network’s conference in Auckland this month, an event Network Chairperson Sharon Hansen describes as an “outstanding success”. We had four days of compelling speakers, topics, research, forums and social events. We hosted the Minister of Health Dr David Clark, microbiologist Siouxsie Wiles, Australian rural and remote rural health research […]

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And the winner is…

The lucky winner of our NZLocums “Thoughtful Gourmet Gift Basket” prize draw this year is Leigh Hikawai, Practice Manager from Health Care Centre, Wairoa. Leigh was one of many delegates who stopped by the NZLocums stand at the recent NZRGPN National Rural Health Conference held in Auckland. Congratulations Leigh and enjoy!

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GP couples reign during NZLocums March Orientation

Another successful Orientation course was held in our Wellington offices from March 5-7, with the majority of attendees being GP couples. Drs Rehana and Gavin Wilson were looking forward to spending the next six months in Whangamata, while Drs Salahuddin Malik and his wife Sue Whyte were heading to Turangi. Dr Mirte Verkooijen will be […]

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