For GPs across the network - find information and training resources about the use of dermatoscopes here.
Health professionals are encouraged to discuss the benefits and
risks of taking antiepileptic medicine during pregnancy with female
patients who are sexually active.
Pinnacle MHN offers screening support services for BreastScreen Aotearoa
and the National Cervical Screening Programme in Waikato.
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.
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.
Read the latest flu and other vaccination updates here.
addition of the Zostavax vaccine to the adult schedule has prompted discussion
about how best to manage this process well and safely. Read more.
A collection of useful resources on addiction from the New Zealand Drug foundation and Matua Raki.
Referrals to primary health services are being prioritised for Maori/Pacific, low income earners and youth (12-19 years).
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.
Access monthly public health bulletins from Waikato DHB.
Access an update from the Ministry of Health about the current Ebola outbreak.
A message from the Ministry of Health regarding the cremation of stillborn children.
View The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners' policy brief on 'tackling the growing obesity epidemic: a general practice perspective'.
Clinicians are reminded to refer to the sore throat management guideline to help reduce the instances of acute rheumatic fever (ARF)
Access the 'notice to provide written report' and 'record of death' forms.
Access the Ministry of Health's general practice toolkit for more heart and diabetes checks and better help for smokers to quit.
Access Ministry of Health guidance for healthy weight gain in pregnancy.
Access Ministry of Health information about gout for patients and clinicians.