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Cremation of stillborn children

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

Ebola virus disease update

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

Clinical Matters - 15 September 2016

Read Clinical Matters for 15 September 2016

Clinical Matters - 21 July 2016

Read Clinical Matters for 21 July 2016.

Electronic enrolment onto Breast Screening Aotearoa Programme

Taranaki practices using MedTech32 can now electronically enrol women on the Breast Screening Aotearoa (BSA) Programme.

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. 

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.

Guidance for healthy weight gain in pregnancy

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


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

Measles resources

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

Termination of pregnancy service in Waikato

A new service offering women the choice of a medical termination of pregnancy started at Waikato Hospital on 5 May 2014. 

Immunisation - A team approach

This booklet covers all aspects of immunisation and is designed to support the everyday work practice staff do to ensure families receive the immunisations they need.

Nursing Portfolio

The Nursing Council NZ requires all nurses under the HPCA legislation to keep evidence of their continuing competence. Get started here.

Pertussis algorithm update

The algorithm for diagnosis and treatment of pertussis has been updated by Population Health Waikato. 


Access Lippincott and the Nursing Reference Centre information. 

NZ ePrescription Service

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

Rheumatic Fever Prevention Programme

Resources for primary care nursing staff engaged in the Rheumatic Fever Prevention Programme. 

National Child Health Information Platform

A national service to help parents and caregivers find the right health provider for their child.

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.

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.

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