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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NZAGS awards Pacifika fund to Dr Ronal Kumar from Fiji to attend the  2017 NZAGS Annual Scientific Meeting in Palmerston North.

NZAGS welcomes applications for the 2018 NZAGS Bay of Islands Conference here



A new RACS Support Program for Fellows, Trainees and IMGS has been launched through Converge International. Follow this link for details.



Ministry of Health Response to Sapere Report - Recommendation report

National Endoscopy Quality Programme Sapere Research Group - Review Report

Expert Advisory Group on discrimination, bullying and sexual harassment - Final report


Mesh hernia repair

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

 click the link below to read the position statement.

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

One News article on surgical mesh 9th August 2014


Hand Hygiene

Watch the new Waitemata DHB video on hand hygiene here .


The National Emergency Laparotomy Audit - (UK) June 2015 report is now available through the NELA website.