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The New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA) is the country’s only pan-professional medical organisation in New Zealand representing the collective interests of all doctors. Our members come from all disciplines within the medical profession, and include specialists, general practitioners, doctors-in-training and medical students.

The NZMA is a strong advocate on medico-political issues, with a strategic programme of advocacy with politicians and officials at the highest levels.



Mission Statement

The NZMA aims to provide leadership of the medical profession, and promote:

professional ethics, unity and values, and
the health of all New Zealanders.

Key Roles

The key roles of the NZMA are:

  • to provide advocacy on behalf of doctors and their patients
  • to provide support and services to members and their practices
  • to publish and maintain the Code of Ethics for the profession
  • to publish the New Zealand Medical Journal.

The NZMA works closely with many other medical and health organisations, and provides forums which consider pan-professional issues and policies.

The NZMA has a close relationship with, and provides support to, the New Zealand Medical Students Association (NZMSA).