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SUMMER 2014 | Vol 25

‘Rural Health Solutions’

Merry Christmas The Network’s health promotion partner

Contents NZLocums delivers against increased targets for first quarter of 2014–15 year.............................................. 2 View from the chair.................................................... 3 Network welcomes new CE......................................... 3 New student reps on Network Board............................ 4 From the co-Chief Executive’s Desk.............................. 5 So long, farewell, adieu, adieu..................................... 5 Rural health’s Oscar equivalent – and the winner is Dr Jo Scott-Jones....................................................... 6 Award a complete surprise for Stu................................ 7 The evolving role of Nurse Practitioners in rural New Zealand............................................................. 9 Kiwi of the year and Health Minister to raise the curtain on conference 2015 .......................................10 Medical students weather Dannevirke’s Rural Day 2014.........................................................11 GPs have important role in SunSmart awareness...........12 Ham and Giant Jenga at the Pavilion.............................15

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Christmas wishes......................................................15 AFib – Managing Atrial Fibrillation in 2015....................16 Nurses take over centre ownership..............................17 Movember – the only way to grow!.............................18

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RGPN Network News Issue 25  

December 2014

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