Primary healthcare news, information & resources


16 May 2018

Dermatoscopy skills update

For GPs across the network - find information and training resources about the use of dermatoscopes here.

GPs, Network  
1 May 2018

Benefits and risks of taking antiepileptic medicines during pregnancy

Health professionals are encouraged to discuss the benefits and risks of taking antiepileptic medicine during pregnancy with female patients who are sexually active. 

23 Apr 2018

Support to screening service

Pinnacle MHN offers screening support services for BreastScreen Aotearoa and the National Cervical Screening Programme in Waikato. 

Waikato  
18 Apr 2018

Transition from Map of Medicine to HealthPathways

In 2017 the international technology provider behind the Map of Medicine (MOM) tool signalled their intention to cease support for the tool in 2018. Find out about the transition to HealthPathways.

5 Apr 2018

Proposed legislation changes for the National Cervical Screening Programme (NCSP)

The NCSP has been progressing proposed legislation changes to section Part 4A of the Health Act 1956 which governs the NCSP - the Health (National Cervical Screening Programme) Amendment Bill. Read more.

5 Apr 2018

Flu and other vaccine update 2018

Read the latest flu and other vaccination updates here.

21 Mar 2018

Zostavax update 2018

The addition of the Zostavax vaccine to the adult schedule has prompted discussion about how best to manage this process well and safely. Read more.

11 Sep 2017

Addiction resources

A collection of useful resources on addiction from the New Zealand Drug foundation and Matua Raki.

6 Sep 2017

Prioritising mental health referrals in primary care - Tairawhiti

Referrals to primary health services are being prioritised for Maori/Pacific, low income earners and youth (12-19 years).

1 Aug 2017

Web-based mental health education and training resources

A list of web-based educational and training resources relevant to family doctors who wish to develop their knowledge and skills in primary mental health care.  

 
16 Feb 2015

Waikato DHB public health bulletins

Access monthly public health bulletins from Waikato DHB. 

10 Feb 2015

Ebola virus disease update

Access an update from the Ministry of Health about the current Ebola outbreak. 

4 Feb 2015

Cremation of stillborn children

A message from the Ministry of Health regarding the cremation of stillborn children.

21 Jan 2015

Tackling the growing obesity epidemic

View The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners' policy brief on 'tackling the growing obesity epidemic: a general practice perspective'.

16 Jan 2015

Sore throat swabbing

Clinicians are reminded to refer to the sore throat management guideline to help reduce the instances of acute rheumatic fever (ARF)

3 Dec 2014

Coroner's forms

Access the 'notice to provide written report' and 'record of death' forms. 

12 Nov 2014

Heart and diabetes toolkit

Access the Ministry of Health's general practice toolkit for more heart and diabetes checks and better help for smokers to quit. 

24 Jun 2014

Guidance for healthy weight gain in pregnancy

Access Ministry of Health guidance for healthy weight gain in pregnancy.

17 Jun 2014

Gout

Access Ministry of Health information about gout for patients and clinicians.

9 Jun 2014

Rotovirus information for clinicians and patients

 Access Rotovirus information prepared by the Ministry of Health for clinicians and patients. 

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