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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. 

Updated smoking cessation guidelines

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

Sore throat swabbing

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

Quality 2015-2016 Resources

Refer to the Quality 2015-2016 resources including forms, reporting sheets and more, to support practice teams in reaching the goals.

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'.

Quality 2016-2017 Goals at a Glance

Refer to the Goals at a Glance poster for Quality 2016-2017. 

Vaccine Storage

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

Virtual CVRA tool making a difference in Te Awamutu

Te Awamutu Medical Centre is using the virtual cardiovascular risk assessment (CVRA) tool to enchance their Quality results.

Diabetes Review Report

This research aims to improve patient retention in the DAR programme and improve practice performance in meeting national health targets. 


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Special Quality Newsletter

This special edition newsletter showcases some of the many quality achievements and learnings from across the network. 

Patient safety

Complete online training related to patient safety.

Quality 2014 Resources

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

Quality Plan 2014

Access an electronic copy of the Quality Plan 2014.

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease resources to provide to patients. 

Stop smoking online training for health professionals

Access the Heart Foundation's stop smoking online training for health professionals. 

Smoking cessation

Smoking cessation resources for practice staff to share with patients. 

Smoking Cessation Resources

The Ministry of Health has collated a number of smoking cessation tools and resources to support you and your practice team.

Quality Standards for Diabetes Care

Access the Ministry of Health's Quality Standards for Diabetes Care toolkit. 

Cardiovascular screening & management programme

The attached template helps your practice to build your own process to screen and manage cardiovascular disease. 

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