New Zealand Doctor

Thirty-one years old and still going strong

New Zealand Doctor is a medical news publication providing up-to-date news in print and online, aimed primarily at GPs and primary care.

Our brief is broad – if it affects GPs and primary care, its business, staff, patients or ethos, we’re interested. Our team of experienced, award-winning journalists, includes reporters in Wellington and Christchurch, who are dedicated to providing comprehensive coverage of news and current affairs relevant to primary care.

Drawing on a wide range of commentators, the publication also delves into the political and philosophical issues facing the health sector. And when you are finished reading the news we provide a world-class learning platform - ELearning - where you can access our Practice and How to Treat articles to earn CPD points.

Published fortnightly, the newspaper provides what print has provided for decades, a relaxing, comprehensive read in your space, at your pace.

For those readers keen for a daily fix of news, our website is updated daily.

Our email newsletter, Doctor@Large, is sent to subscribers every weekday afternoon, alerting them to the day's news events.

​​​​Award-winning ways

We have a long history of delivering high-quality, in-depth news about general practice and primary care.

That quality of our journalism and design has been acknowledged through regular national and international awards. We’re a small fish in a big media pond and we like to boast about our achievements (or let’s just say as many as we can remember)

2019

Trade and Business Publications International Awards (Tabbies)

Gold Award - Best Single issue

Voyager (formerly Canon) Media Awards

Finalist Best Trade Professional magazine

2018

Voyager (formerly Canon) Media Awards

Finalist Best Trade Professional magazine

Winner – Barbara Fountain, NIB senior health journalism scholarship

2017

Canon Media Awards
Finalist – Best Trade Professional magazine
Fiona Thomas – Finalist, junior feature writer; Finalist NIB health journalism scholarship

Virginia McMillan - Finalist NIB senior health journalism scholarship

Winner, RCPA Excellence in journalism relating to pathology award - Cliff Taylor

2016

Canon Media Awards
Barbara Fountain – Inaugural winner Editorial Leader of the Year
Finalist – Best Trade Professional magazine

Respiratory Media Awards
Virginia McMillan – Health industry media category

Trade and Business Publications International Awards (Tabbies)
New Zealand Doctor included in first-ever “The Big 95” list, highlighting the 95 most acclaimed b2b/trade publications

2015

Canon Media Awards
Finalist – Best Trade and Professional Magazine

2014

Canon Media Awards
Winner – Best Trade Professional Magazine
Winner – Junior newspaper feature writer of the year – Jeremy Olds
Highly commended – Junior reporter of the year – Jeremy Olds

Winner, RCPA Excellence in journalism relating to pathology award - Reynald Castaneda

ANZCA Media Award

Winner – Virginia McMillan for feature “Pain, finding perspectives”

2013

Canon Media Awards
Highly commended – Best Trade and Professional Magazine

Magazine Awards
Winner – Best Columnist (business and finance) – Barbara Fountain
Finalist – Best Journalist – Lucy Ratcliffe

Magazine Cover Awards (Maggies)
Finalist – Best Cover – business and trade

2012

Canon Media Awards
Highly commended – Best Trade and Professional Magazine
Finalist – Best Online News Site

Magazine Cover Awards (Maggies)
Finalist – Best Cover – business and trade

2011

Canon Media Awards
Highly commended – Best Trade and Professional Magazine
Trade and Business Publication International Awards (Tabbies)
Honorable mention – Best News Coverage
Honorable mention – Best Single Issue – 22 September 2010

Magazine Awards
Finalist – Journalist of the Year, Trade Professional – Amanda Cameron, Lucy Ratcliffe and Jodi Yeats

2010

Qantas Media Awards
Finalist – Best Online News Story – Amanda Cameron

2008

Qantas Media Awards
Winner – Best Magazine Feature Writer – Jodi Yeats

2007

Qantas Media Awards
Winner – Best Trade and Professional Magazine
Winner – Junior Magazine Feature Writer – Amanda Cameron
Finalist – Best Magazine Cover

Trade and Business Publication International Awards (Tabbies)
Honorable mention – Front Cover Illustration
Honorable mention – Best Single Issue

2006

Trade and Business Publication International Awards (Tabbies)
Winner – Best Trade and Professional Magazine
Honorable mention – Best Single Issue

2004

Qantas Media Awards
Finalist – Best Trade and Professional Magazine

2003

Q

antas Media Awards
Finalist – Best Trade and Professional Magazine

2002
Qantas Media Awards
Finalist – Best Trade and Professional Magazine

​​