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NZ ePrescription Service

Access these newsletter for the latest updates on the NZ ePrescription Service.

Primary Mental Health Referral

Waikato GPs can make an eReferral directly to the Primary Mental Health Service for those patients with mild to moderate mental health issues. 

Record of Death form

The Record of Death form will help GPs decide if there is a need to report a death to the coroner. 

Prostate cancer update from Ministry of Health

Attached is a letter from the Ministry of Health outlining the work underway to help GPs identify and manage men at risk of prostate cancer.

Updated smoking cessation guidelines

Access updated New Zealand guidelines for helping people to stop smoking, prepared by the Ministry of Health. 

Research Reviews & Funds

This article links you to the Research Reviews and DHB Research Fund websites with updates in a variety of health areas including general practice.

Rotovirus information for clinicians and patients

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

Standing Orders

Access Standing Order templates and resources.

Travel Medicine

This article provides you with useful links to travel medicine websites including fit for travel, travel doctor, travel health online and more.

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'.

Waikato Allergy Clinic at Victoria Clinic

Click here to learn about the Waikato Allergy Clinic at Victoria Central and how to contact the service.  

Vaccine Storage

The 2012 Ministry of Health guidelines for vaccine storage and distribution help ensure vaccines are stored correctly to maximise their effectiveness.

Urology catheter pathway

These pathways ensure the consistent assessment and management of urinary retention for patients admitted to Waikato Hospital.

Vitamin D Prescribing

The resources contained in this article support Vitamin D prescribing to residents of aged residential care in the Waikato DHB region.

Quality 2014 Resources

Refer to the Quality 2014 resources including forms, reporting sheets and more, to support practice teams in reaching the goals.

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease resources to provide to patients. 

Diabetes

Diabetes resources for practice staff to share with patients. 

HeartHelp

HeartHelp is the Heart Foundation's website for people living with heart disease, and for their families and loved ones. 

Smoking cessation

Smoking cessation resources for practice staff to share with patients. 

Section 2 - Practice environment and safety

Section 2 covers indicators 10-19 of the Foundation Standard. 

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