The principal functions of the New Zealand Association of General Surgeons are to represent the broad and collective interests of general surgeons, particularly in the areas of vocational training, continuing professional development, workforce planning, as well as acting as the interface between general surgeons, Government and components of the health sector generally. 

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Current topics of interest: Mesh hernia repair

Position Statement by Steven Kelly, General Surgeon, Christchurch on behalf of the Executive, New Zealand Association of General Surgeons (NZAGS) 

For further information please contact NZAGS on 04 384 3355

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New Zealand Association of General Surgeons position statement on mesh hernia repairs 

One News article on surgical mesh 9th August 2014


The New Zealand Familial GI Cancer Registry has changed its name to the New Zealand Familial GI Cancer Service.  Please see attached newsletter for current actions and recommendations.