The New Zealand Association of General Surgeons is a membership based organisation of general surgeons throughout New Zealand. The principal functions of the Association 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.

 

The main activities of the Association include:

  • Annual Scientific Weekend meeting, usually held in March of each year
  • Selection for vocational training
  • Delivery of General Surgery vocational training
  • Representation and advocacy for general surgeons in their interaction with Government, DHBs, Medical Council of New Zealand and other healthcare and patient organisations
  • Newsletter for members
  • Regular updates on issues relevant to General Surgery in New Zealand for members through this website

 

Aims of the Association

  • To promote and represent the practice of General Surgery and associated specialties in New Zealand
  • To promote a forum for all General Surgeons to discuss and comment on matters affecting their practice
  • To promote activities that provide for continuing education, peer review and research in General Surgery
  • To aid the selection and training of medical practitioners in the specialty of General Surgery
  • To promote the Continuing Professional Development of General Surgeons
  • To be closely associated with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and its New Zealand National Board
  • To initiate work incidental or conducive to the attainment of the above aims

Mission Statement

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The New Zealand Association of General Surgeons is the voice of General Surgery in New Zealand: promoting excellence, collegiality and the well-being of its surgeons and patients.

Strategic Plan

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The NZAGS Executive met in November every year to review the strategic direction of NZAGS for the next five years.

Constitution & Code of Conduct

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The Association has a formal constitution and is governed by an elected President and Executive Committee.

Governance

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The Executive Committee has responsibilities for the overall direction of the activities and affairs of the Association and shall work to enhance and promote the interests of the Association and its current and future members.

Executive Commitee

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The Executive Committee has responsibilities for the overall direction of the activities and affairs of the Association and shall work to enhance and promote the interests of the Association and its current and future members.

Affiliations & Links

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NZAGS is strongly affiliated to the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in delivering training to General Surgery trainees and promoting Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

Awards

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Members are asked to consider making nominations for College Awards. The Awards link on the RACS website is very helpful.

Employment & Registration

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Applicants for vacancies in New Zealand must be registered with the New Zealand Medical Council. If you are outside New Zealand and considering applying for vacancies/Fellowships here you should read on:

Career Vacancies

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To see the latest surgical vacancies from around the country - both locum and permanent, visit our career vacancies page.

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