Ka hono mentoring pilot - an invitation from RNZCGP Waikato/BOP Faculty
Lakes | Taranaki | Waikato | Tairāwhiti | Clinical | 29/10/2020

This programme is open to all RNZCGP members at any stage in their career who would like help and guidance with career development.

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Primary mental health: new simplified Medtech advanced form - Waikato and Taranaki
Waikato | Taranaki | Clinical | Management | 29/10/2020

Medtech practices are no longer required to request an authorisation number (via BPAC eReferral) in order to claim a Primary Mental Health extended GP consultation. The upgraded Medtech advanced form will provided to you by your practice development facilitator, please contact them for assistance in uploading this into your PMS.

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COVID-19 PPE supply chain
Lakes | Taranaki | Waikato | Tairāwhiti | Management | 28/10/2020

The Ministry of Health COVID-19 PPE supply chain is in the process of setting up all general practices with the ability to order their PPE requirements directly from the Ministry central supply.

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Upcoming NZNO strike action - November
Lakes | Taranaki | Waikato | Tairāwhiti | Clinical | Management | 27/10/2020

Upcoming NZNO strike action – November
The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) has issued a strike notice. The first 24-hour strike will take place on November 9, and a second is scheduled for November 23.

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Changes for health professionals to reduce harm from firearms
Taranaki | Waikato | Tairāwhiti | Clinical | 23/10/2020

As some of you may already be aware, the Arms Legislation Act 2020 introduced changes to the Arms Act 1983 which will come into effect from 24 December 2020. The changes are intended to reduce harm from firearms and there is one change that our sector needs to be aware of.

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Patient experience survey
Lakes | Taranaki | Waikato | Tairāwhiti | Management | 22/10/2020

If your practice took part in the patient experience survey you should be starting to receive some responses. Further instructions from IPOS will be sent out towards the end of the month to assist in accessing the patient responses.

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GP mental health services survey
Waikato | Clinical | Management | 22/10/2020

The GP Liaison team are working with Waikato DHB mental health services to improve GP communication and patient services. They have created a survey on primary-secondary mental health and addiction service for GPs to complete as an opportunity to make some suggestions on the services

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Update from Tairāwhiti DHB GP liaison Anna Meuli
Tairāwhiti | Clinical | 22/10/2020

Here is the latest update for Tairāwhiti DHB GP liaison Anna Meuli covering pink zone hours, medication safety in transfer of care, obstetric summaries/hypertension in pregnancy postpartum monitoring and bowel screening.

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Voluntary bonding scheme - Dates for 2020 applications
Lakes | Taranaki | Waikato | Tairāwhiti | Management | 22/10/2020

Rural GPEP1 trainees are placed by the college by December each year and can apply for the VBS when they start work in February.

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Molecular testing for entric pathogens - reagent supply issues
Lakes | Taranaki | Waikato | Tairāwhiti | Clinical | 22/10/2020

Please note due to the COVID-19 pandemic there are problems in securing reagents for molecular/PCR based testing of enteric pathogens. This is due to the manufacturers of the test reagents diverting resource to the production of SARS-CoV-2 assays.

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