About General Practice

Royal NZ College of GPs statement

Health Care Home Practices

Practices in Wellington, Porirua & Kapiti with a new model of care

Wellington Practices

Wellington General Practice Listing and whether the practice is enrolling patients

Wairarapa Practices

Wairarapa General Practice Listing and whether the practice is enrolling patients

Practice Fees

Practice Fees for Wellington, Porirua & Kapiti regions

Practice Fees

Practice Fees for the Wairarapa Region

About General Practice in New Zealand

The Royal NZ College of General Practitioners states that General Practice medical care...

  • Is personal, family and community oriented comprehensive primary care that continues over time, is anticipatory as well as responsive, and is not limited by the age, gender, race, religion or social circumstances of patients, nor by their physical or mental states.
  • Is normally the point of first medical contact within the health care system, providing open and unlimited access to its users, dealing with all health problems regardless of the age, gender, culture or any other characteristic of the person concerned.
  • Makes efficient use of health care resources through the co-ordination of care, working with other professionals in the primary health care setting, managing the interface with other specialties, and taking an advocacy role for the patient when needed.
  • Develops a patient-centred approach, oriented to the individual, as well as an approach that is responsive to the needs of their family/whanau and their community.
  • Has a unique consultation process that establishes a relationship over time, through effective communication between clinician and patient.
  • Is responsible for the provision of longitudinal continuity of care as determined by the needs of the patient.
  • Has a specific decision-making process determined by the prevalence and incidence of illness in the community.
  • Diagnoses and manages simultaneously both acute and chronic health problems of individual patients.
  • Diagnoses and manages illness which presents in an undifferentiated way at an early stage in its development, which may require urgent intervention.
  • Promotes health and well-being through appropriate and effective intervention.
  • Has a specific responsibility for health in the community.
  • Deals with health problems in their physical, psychological, spiritual, social and cultural dimensions.