Primary healthcare news, information & resources


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. 

2 Apr 2014

Visual aide for eczema creams

Waikato District Health Board's dermatology department has created a useful resource showing common steroidal creams used in the management of eczema.

17 Feb 2014

Measles resources

The Ministry of Health has developed these printable Measles resources for you to display at your practice.  

14 Jan 2014

Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator guidelines

These Waikato DHB guidelines will help GPs to deactivate a Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD). 

10 Dec 2013

Beating the Blues

"Beating the Blues" is a web-based cognitive behavioural programme by BPAC for people with symptoms of mild or mild-moderate depression. 

Nurses, GPs  
15 Oct 2013

Child abuse and family violence

The following resources will help you increase your understanding about child protection and family violence, and better prepare you to support your patients. 

7 Oct 2013

Alcohol screening and brief intervention

The following resources will help your practice better prepare for alcohol screening and providing brief intervention to patients. 

28 Aug 2013

Map of Medicine

Map of Medicine is a clinical pathways online resource, piloted in Waikato practices since January 2013 and to be available network-wide later in 2013.

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