PPE supply from DHBs
Lakes | Taranaki | Waikato | Tairāwhiti | Clinical | Management | 02/09/2020

Initially when the COVID-19 pandemic was declared DHBs indicated that whilst PPE supply was “covered in the cost of swabbing” they would provide stock for free during the height of the response and whilst there were supply issues to ensure practices had appropriate PPE. This is not going to last forever, and already some DHBs in the country have started charging for PPE, or simply not supplying it.

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PHARMAC update - COVID-19: Medicines with amended access criteria
Lakes | Taranaki | Waikato | Tairāwhiti | Clinical | 27/08/2020

PHARMAC have made changes to access criteria to ensure minimal interruption to access to health care for people and practical access to treatments as needed.

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NZNO strike – Thursday 3 September
Lakes | Taranaki | Waikato | Tairāwhiti | Clinical | Management | 27/08/2020

Please let your patients know about the upcoming strike next week and wear red on the day to show your support.

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New and clarified advice for clinicians on asymptomatic community testing for COVID-19 in the short-term
Lakes | Taranaki | Waikato | Tairāwhiti | Clinical | 27/08/2020

This information from the Ministry of Health outlines who to consider for asymptomatic community testing in the short-term as we aim to move down the levels again.

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University of Auckland COVID-19 - 5th survey
Lakes | Taranaki | Waikato | Tairāwhiti | Clinical | 27/08/2020

The University of Auckland has released the fifth in a series of COVID-19 surveys assessing the experience of general practices from the COVID-19 pandemic and its aftermath.

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Randomised controlled trial testing treatment for post-stroke fatigue
Waikato | Clinical | 27/08/2020

Fatigue affects up to 92 per cent of all stroke survivors but there are currently no effective treatments. New strategies are needed to tackle post-stroke fatigue, a debilitating but often overlooked sequelae of stroke.

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GPNZ newsletter - 20 August edition
Lakes | Taranaki | Waikato | Tairāwhiti | Clinical | Management | 27/08/2020

The August 20 edition is now available online.

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Refunds for unused and expired influenza vaccines
Lakes | Taranaki | Waikato | Tairāwhiti | Clinical | 27/08/2020

Healthcare Logistics is providing refunds for unused and expired influenza vaccines based on the following criteria.

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Quiz night fundraiser - Taranaki
Taranaki | Clinical | Management | 27/08/2020

The Taranaki locality team is participating in the Oxfam 50 km, 18 hour challenge on 20-21 March 2021. The walk is to raise funds for Oxfam’s campaign against poverty in the Pacific and around the world.

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Swabbing centre opening times on answerphone messages - Waikato
Waikato | Management | 27/08/2020

The swabbing centre at Claudelands has reported a handful of people who have been given the wrong information regarding opening times on their GP answerphone message.

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