General Practice News

Diabetes Self-Management Programme - upcoming dates

    Upcoming course start dates:
  • From Monday 7 May, 1pm to 3.30pm
  • From Wednesday 1 August, 10am to 12.30pm
  • From Thursday 22 November, 5pm to 7.30pm

The DSM Group is a great tool for developing the health literacy of your patients with diabetes and reinforcing the valuable information they receive from your team.

New GoodSAM app for health professionals

The National Cardiac Network, St John and Wellington Free Ambulance have collaborated to introduce an app into New Zealand that notifies people that a person suspected to be in cardiac arrest is near to them. The app is called GoodSAM and it aims to ensure that patients in cardiac arrest receive early bystander CPR and early defibrillation, preferably prior to emergency services arriving, whenever possible.

Engaging Pasifika Cultural Competency Programme

Le Va will be delivering an Engaging Pasifika Cultural Competency workshop to health and disability workers in the Northland region.

Maori Health Research Review - Issue 72

Click here to read the Maori Health Research Review, edited by Dr Matire Harwood.
Click here to read Dr Donna Cormack's latest research publication in the International Journal for Equity in Health.

Visit the Maori Health Review website here.

Delay to availability of funded flu vaccine - 8 March 18

Ministry of Health has advised that there is a slight delay to the arrival of the funded influenza vaccine.
Read the MOH notice here.

Diabetes topics relevant in primary care - presented by Novo Nordisk

Tuesday 27 March at ASB Leisure Centre, Whangarei.
See attached flyer for further details.
For queries or to register, contact:
kecu@novonordisk.com or fax to 09 916 5595.

CME: Comprehensive management of COPD focusing on best patient outcomes

Tuesday 13 March at Manaia Health PHO, 6.00pm to 8.30pm (light meal at 6.00pm, presentation starts 6.30pm).

This session is open to general practitioners, nurse practitioners, and practice nurses.

Presenter: Dr Andy Veale, Director of New Zealand Respiratory and Sleep Institute and consultant respiratory physician at Middlemore Hospital.