Whakamaua: Māori Health Action Plan 2020-2025
Lakes | Taranaki | Waikato | Tairāwhiti | Clinical | Management | 06/08/2020

Whakamaua: Māori Health Action Plan 2020-2025 is the implementation plan for He Korowai Oranga, New Zealand’s Māori Health Strategy. This action plan was released on Friday 31 July and will help achieve better health outcomes for Māori by setting the government’s direction for Māori health advancement over the next five years.

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Patient choice of pharmacy
Lakes | Taranaki | Waikato | Tairāwhiti | Clinical | 06/08/2020

The Ministry of Health wish to remind you as clinicians of your patients right to choose their own pharmacy.

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Go Live: e-referral option for foot protection service
Taranaki | Clinical | 06/08/2020

The Taranaki foot protection service for diabetic feet started on 29 July 2020 and will replace the secondary podiatry service for North and South Taranaki.

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Foundation Standard 2020 - August update
Lakes | Taranaki | Waikato | Tairāwhiti | Clinical | Management | 06/08/2020

The RNZCGP (the College) have updated their quality standards. You will note the Foundation standard is now a standalone programme that every practice in New Zealand needs to meet – this includes practices that are already Cornerstone accredited.

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Community spirometry testing – guidelines for resuming testing in Level 1
Lakes | Taranaki | Waikato | Tairāwhiti | Clinical | 23/07/2020

We have received questions about infection control and PPE use for primary care practices that use spirometry.

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Annual cervical screening 2020 update is LIVE on Ko Awatea
Lakes | Taranaki | Waikato | Tairāwhiti | Clinical | 23/07/2020

The annual cervical screening 2020 update is available online. There are five presentations and you will receive three hours of professional development on completion.

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Waikato Integrated Heart Failure Service (WIHFS) newsletter
Waikato | Clinical | 23/07/2020

The Waikato Integrated Heart Failure Service June 2020 newsletter includes information about referrals to the service, introduces the team, and a new medication for the management of HFrEF.

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Absolute Radiology update
Taranaki | Clinical | 23/07/2020

Absolute Radiology offers a walk-in service for x-rays, bone density scans and CT scans. Ultrasounds can be performed within 1-2 days.

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Signatureless prescriptions using electronic prescribing
Lakes | Taranaki | Waikato | Tairāwhiti | Clinical | 16/07/2020

Signatureless prescriptions using electronic prescribing are set to continue post COVID-19 response.

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PHARMAC return to 3-month prescribing
Lakes | Taranaki | Waikato | Tairāwhiti | Clinical | 16/07/2020

Temporary restrictions have been in place to manage medicine supply during New Zealand’s response to COVID-19.

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