GPNZ newsletter panui - 20 January 2022
Tairāwhiti | Lakes | Taranaki | Waikato | Clinical | Management | 27/01/2022

The GPNZ 20 January newsletter edition is now available, featuring an update on the monitoring of COVID-19 fees and costs, the work capacity medical certificates reinstated, membership meeting dates for 2022 and more.

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Health System Reform updates
Tairāwhiti | Lakes | Taranaki | Waikato | Clinical | Management | 26/01/2022

View the latest updates regarding the Health System reform including information from the Minister of Health and a timeline of key dates.

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NZQA new and refresher drug testing courses
Tairāwhiti | Lakes | Taranaki | Waikato | Clinical | Management | 20/01/2022

Drug Free Sites courses are run by Sue Nolan, New Zealand’s leading expert in workplace drug and alcohol testing.

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BPAC server maintenance
Tairāwhiti | Lakes | Taranaki | Waikato | Clinical | Management | 13/01/2022

BPAC has a planned disk migration at 9pm on Wednesday 19 January.

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New Heart Foundation eLearning course on common heart rhythm problems
Tairāwhiti | Lakes | Taranaki | Waikato | Clinical | 23/12/2021

Heart Foundation professional development courses are designed for nurses working in primary care. A new 60 minute professional development eLearning course has been launched, giving participants practical tools to support patients with a range of rhythm conditions.

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2022 Pacific Health Scholarships are now open
Tairāwhiti | Lakes | Taranaki | Waikato | Clinical | 23/12/2021

The Pacific Health Scholarships contribute to improving access to health services for Pacific peoples, by supporting the development of a Pacific health and disability workforce.

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Ministry of Health refunds for unused 2021 influenza vaccine
Tairāwhiti | Lakes | Taranaki | Waikato | Clinical | 16/12/2021

The Ministry of Health will provide a refund for up to ten doses of unused AFLURIA QUAD (AQ) or FLUAD QUAD (FQ) from the 2021 influenza immunisation programme.

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Deadline for Cornerstone Bronze tier accreditation extended
Tairāwhiti | Lakes | Taranaki | Waikato | Clinical | Management | 16/12/2021

The College Board will grant a 12-month extension to practices holding Cornerstone Bronze tier accreditation. Practices with a deadline of early 2022 are now due to complete by early 2023.

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PMAANZ survey to better understand general practice costs
Tairāwhiti | Lakes | Taranaki | Waikato | Management | 16/12/2021

Sapere Research Group has been commissioned to provide advice to the interim entities (interim Health New Zealand and interim Maori Health Authority) on options for the future of primary care funding. The survey can be completed by by looking at your annual accounts for the last financial year. Any practice identifiable information is not required, but you may name your practice if you wish to do so.

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Patients First transition update
Tairāwhiti | Lakes | Taranaki | Waikato | Clinical | Management | 16/12/2021

From 31 December 2021 Patients First will cease operations and wind-up its business, products, and services. The services previously provided by Patients Frist will remain in place, the only difference being it will be delivered by the Ministry.

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