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Bits & Pieces

All those interesting bits and pieces that add a little extra to articles in New Zealand Doctor newspaper and to nzdoctor.co.nz

Bits & Pieces

Quit smoking: NRT advice sheet

Friday 22 July 2016, 2:05PM

Tips and techniques for using nicotine replacement therapy


Measles flow chart 23.02.2016

Tuesday 23 February 2016, 3:39PM

Flow chart from the Auckland Regional Public Health Service showing how to protect yourself from measles and what to do if you were at SkyCity during the outbreak.


Closing the loop draft consultation - mental health

Monday 15 February 2016, 1:11PM

This discussion document shares the collective vision of New Zealand’s four largest Primary Health Organisations on how to create a person-centered, proactive, relationship-based system of support for mental health patients


Q&A with Jonathan Coleman on the TPPA

Monday 15 February 2016, 11:03AM

Health minister Jonathan Coleman explains why he is unconcerned by doctors' fears over potential health impacts of the TPPA


The NZ Health Strategy: refreshed or eviscerated?

Friday 05 February 2016, 4:37PM


TPPA analysis from Doctors for Healthy Trade

Friday 05 February 2016, 4:34PM

A high level overview and commentary on the health implications of the TPP


Health care home key expectations

Tuesday 08 December 2015, 4:24PM

Key expectations from applicants for the Health Care Home


Current numbers and scope and area of practice of nurse practitioners

Monday 06 July 2015, 2:22PM

A spreadsheet showing the make-up of the nurse practitioner workforce by scope and area


Triplicate forms letter chain

Tuesday 21 April 2015, 12:00AM

Letters between the Ministry of Health and Allan McDougall


Medical Council discussion paper: Better Data – the benefits to the profession and the public

Wednesday 01 April 2015, 2:34PM

This paper addresses two separate but related issues: The role performance data can play to assure competence and the public release of any qualitative outcome data


Feedback form - prostate cancer guidance

Friday 13 February 2015, 2:16PM

You are invited to provide feedback on the following draft documents: • Prostate Cancer Management and Referral Guidance • Prostate Cancer Active Surveillance Guidance Please use this form to provide your feedback


Prostate cancer active surveillance guidance

Friday 13 February 2015, 2:12PM

This guidance is for urologists and other health practitioners involved in the management of men with localised prostate cancer. It clarifies the roles of all health practitioners in active surveillance and aims to standardise care nationally so all New Zealand men experience the same quality of prostate cancer care


Prostate cancer management and referral guidance

Friday 13 February 2015, 2:10PM

The Prostate Cancer Management and Referral Guidance has been developed to help primary care health professionals manage men with symptoms suggestive of prostate cancer or men who request testing for prostate cancer


Alternative sources for child & adult assessments for ADHD/ASD

Wednesday 11 February 2015, 1:42PM

Guide to the process of assessment for ADHD and ASD with contact phone numbers for specialists


Rural General Practice Team of the Year nomination form

Tuesday 10 February 2015, 2:25PM

Nomination form available for members of the public to nominate the best rural practice team


The Psychosocial Effects of a Companion Robot

Thursday 04 December 2014, 12:23PM

Objectives: To investigate the psychosocial effects of the companion robot, Paro, in a rest home/hospital setting in comparison to a control group


Healthcare robots and dementia

Thursday 04 December 2014, 12:19PM

JAMDA: Suitability of healthcare robots for a dementia unit and suggested improvements


Psychological effects of the Paro robot

Thursday 04 December 2014, 12:17PM

Physiological effects of a companion robot on blood pressure of older people in residential care facility: A pilot study


Coconut oil and the heart

Thursday 04 December 2014, 12:10PM

This paper summarises the evidence which forms the basis of the Heart Foundation's position on coconut oil and heart health


NZMA position statement on Primary Health Care

Thursday 04 December 2014, 9:59AM

NZMA position statement on Primary Health Care after hours 2007, updated December 2014



Thursday 04 December 2014, 9:49AM

Dr Greg Judkins' short story Makalofi was runner-up in the Ingenio short story competition


Updates in Cancer Care: Symposium 2014

Thursday 06 November 2014, 11:18AM

Symposium being held on Saturday, 15 November, at Mercy Hospital, Epsom, Auckland


Postcards From The Edge letters part 3

Thursday 23 October 2014, 4:35PM


Postcards From The Edge letters part 1

Thursday 23 October 2014, 4:33PM


Postcards From The Edge patient letters part 3

Thursday 23 October 2014, 4:32PM


Postcards From The Edge emails part 2

Thursday 23 October 2014, 4:23PM


Postcards From The Edge patient letters part 2

Thursday 23 October 2014, 4:18PM


Postcards from the Edge Letters part 2

Thursday 23 October 2014, 1:14PM


Postcards From The Edge emails part 1

Thursday 23 October 2014, 11:57AM


Postcards From The Edge patient letters part 1

Thursday 23 October 2014, 11:56AM


Letter from Alliance Health Plus to ProCare Practice

Wednesday 22 October 2014, 10:43AM


Have you or would you do the following?

Wednesday 12 February 2014, 3:45PM


Would you personally do the following?

Wednesday 12 February 2014, 3:40PM


Would you undergo the following?

Wednesday 12 February 2014, 3:39PM


GAIHN three-year progress report

Wednesday 18 December 2013, 2:26PM

Three year report on progress implementing GAIHN


Medsafe letter to GPs

Wednesday 27 March 2013, 11:16AM

Information for GPs on the importation of prescription medicines


Justice Whata's full judgement

Tuesday 06 November 2012, 3:09PM

Justice Whata's judgement on the injunction by a group of South Canterbury GPs



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