Chapters are groups of members with like-minded interests or associations that bring them together for a common cause.

Each Chapter across the motu is led by an executive team of GPs and rural hospital doctors. The ΢ҕlalso has Te Akoranga a Māui, our Māori representative group.

Members can request to join a Chapter.

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The ΢ҕlhas four Chapters

Pasifika Chapter

Members of this chapter identify as Pasifika and often serve communities with large Pacific populations.

Registrars’ Chapter

Doctors training in GPEP and Rural Hospital Medicine can join this Chapter, which provides activities, support, and representation in decision-making. Find out more by emailing the Chapter Chair on

Rural General Practitioners’ Chapter

What issues are facing rural practitioners? How can we put a ‘rural lens’ over the work of the College? What initiatives could improve the quality of rural training and general practice? These are the issues the Rural GPs' Chapter is concerned with. Rural GPs can connect and collaborate to address these questions through the Chapter’s Executive Team.

The Division of Rural Hospital Medicine

If you’re in training or a Fellow of the Division of Rural Hospital Medicine you automatically belong to this Chapter, which helps improve knowledge and provide education and collegial support for this specialist field.

Dr Ralston D'Souza
Dr Ralston D'Souza at GP21. Dr D'Souza belongs to the Registrars’ Chapter and The Division of Rural Hospital Medicine.