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Meetings

New Zealand National Board meetings

(in Wellington; on Fridays, from 1.30pm to 5.30pm)

6 March 2015
5 June 2015
14 August 2015 (at the ASM in Queenstown)
 4 December 2015

New Zealand National Board ASM

Surgery 2015: I Can - BUT Should I? Choosing Wisely

Thursday 13 and Friday 14 August 2015
Millennium Hotel, Queenstown

The 21st century presents unique challenges in healthcare in New Zealand with ongoing debate about access to surgery and the best use of surgical resources. These issues will inevitably increasingly impact on your patients and your future in surgery.

Surgery 2015 is your opportunity to hear contributions from key New Zealanders and to participate in discussions on these matters. 

Outstanding Service to the Community Award to Mr Stuart Gowland

On Friday 7 November 2014 Mr Stuart Gowland was presented  with the Outstanding Service to the Community Award by the College in recognition of his exceptional contribution to rural health. Mr Gowland was presented with the award by Sir Tim Wallis at a surprise ceremony during the USANZ - NZ Section meeting in Wanaka.

Please click here to read the citation to Mr Gowland.

NZ Trauma Guidelines

The Guidelines for a Structured Approach to the Provision of Optimal Trauma Care (PDF 2.97 MB) are the national guideline document in circulation in New Zealand. These Guidelines were initially developed in 1994 by the College with support from the Ministry of Health and updated in 1996 and 2003. The 2012 revision was funded by the Health Quality and Safety Commission and undertaken by the NZ Trauma Committee of the College

Newsletter 

Cutting Edge (PDF 1.1MB) Issue 53, December 2014

Cutting Edge (PDF 770 KB) Issue 52, October 2014

Cutting Edge (PDF 628 KB) Issue 51, June 2014

Cutting Edge (PDF 691 KB) Issue 50, March 2014  

Cutting Edge is a quarterly newsletter published by the New Zealand National Board.

Audits

New Zealand Joint Registery

Australasian Vascular Audit 

Recognition of training in gastrointestinal endoscopy

NZ Conjoint Committee for Recognition of Training in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy - applications to this committee can be made via the New Zealand Society of Gastroenterology website.

Workforce

Active Fellows by specialty and region, as at 24 February 2014

A Fellow is considered active if they are currently involved in any aspect of surgical activity that involves the use of surgical skills or knowledge gained through their surgical training. This extends to and is not exclusive of medico-legal work, research or supervision of Trainees and International Medical Graduates (IMGs). Further Annual and Interim Activities Reports are available on the workforce and activities reports page.

New Zealand Workforce Data

Data ACT NSW NT QLD SA TAS VIC WA AUST NZ Overseas Total
CAR 4 54 0 35 9 3 57 13 175 24 28 227
GEN 17 533 17 268 128 26 427 123 1539 240 158 1937
NEU 6 73 0 41 15 5 59 19 218 19 24 261
ORT 23 395 6 252 110 21 289 115 1211 259 54 1524
OTO 8 140 3 80 42 8 110 38 429 82 26 537
PAE 4 31 0 12 8 3 23 8 89 16 24 129
PLA 5 118 2 59 40 9 127 42 402 58 22 482
URO 5 122 1 76 29 10 99 36 378 51 22 451
VAS 3 62 1 36 14 4 44 13 177 17 2 196
Total 75 1528 30 859 395 89 1235 407 4618 766 360 5744

CAR - Cardiothoracic Surgery
GEN - General Surgery
NEU - Neurosurgery
ORT - Orthopaedic Surgery
OTO - Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
PAE - Paediatric Surgery
PLA - Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
URO - Urology
VAS - Vascular Surgery

Frequently asked questions

What does the NZ office offer Fellows and Trainees?

For Fellows:

For Trainees:

  • information on, and a local resource point for training programs. The New Zealand office coordinates the administration of some programs.

What are your opening hours?
Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

Who can I contact if the office is unattended?
Call +64 27 279 7455.

Can I book rooms to have meetings?
Yes. Contact the office to make a booking.

Where can I stay in Wellington?
Visit Positively Wellington Tourism website.

What's on in Wellington?
Visit Positively Wellington Tourism website.

Contact

New Zealand National Board
Chair - Mr Nigel Willis

New Zealand Regional Office
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

Street address
Symes De Silva House, Level 4
97-99 Courtenay Place, Te Aro
Wellington  6011

Postal address
PO Box 7451
Newtown
Wellington  6242 

Telephone: +64 4 385 8247
Fax: +64 4 385 8873
Email: college.nz@surgeons.org

Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm