This guideline provides best practice clinical guidance for health professionals on abortion care in the Aotearoa New Zealand context.
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We’re looking for GPs who would be happy to talk about
providing care to trans and gender diverse people.
No ‘experience’ in caring for trans and gender diverse people? No worries! We still want to hear from you.
Why? Trans and gender diverse people generally experience poorer health outcomes in Aotearoa New Zealand. Many barriers exist that prevent people from receiving - and delivering - quality primary healthcare. We are conducting research that aims to understand the experiences, or lack thereof, of GPs in providing care to trans and gender diverse people. Taking part in this research will provide key information that will contribute to improving primary healthcare for trans and gender diverse people in Aotearoa New Zealand and support you and other GPs in providing this care.
What would be involved? This would involve meeting with the primary researcher on this project (Sandra, a PhD student at Victoria University of Wellington) and talking to her about your experience, or lack thereof, with primary healthcare provision to trans and gender diverse people. As this is about your own experiences/opinions there are no right or wrong answers. No prior experience in providing care for trans and gender diverse people is required. Before we start, I will ask you to provide some demographic information and sign a consent form. The interview should take approximately 30 minutes and will be voice recorded (either in person or via zoom). To acknowledge your contribution, you will receive a $20 voucher.
Are you interested, or would you like to know more? Please contact Sandra Souto Pereira
(Sandra.email@example.com or 027 6406932) or follow this link https://forms.gle/VPZdpgVA4364Bbnf6 I’d love to hear from you!
This research has been approved by the Victoria University of Wellington Human Ethics Committee reference number 0000029589
The website https://sexualviolence.victimsinfo.govt.nz/ was created by the Ministry of Justice to help victim/survivors of sexual violence (and their friends, family and whānau) understand the reporting, investigation and court process. The website was developed in partnership with victim/survivors, specialist sexual violence services, Police and Justice staff.
The website provides pivotal information about reporting and the court process should it be needed or of interest. You will find that the site and its video resources are available in English and Te Reo Māori and that the site has quick exit functionality. The website also debunks common misconceptions about sexual harm, along with the differing forms it can take.
I have attached (should it be appropriate or needed) a printable pdf of the court process. We also currently have wallet cards (reference attached) available free of charge. The thinking behind this is that it could be something for people to discreetly pick up in reception, and/or for nurses to hand out as needed.
If this is something that your health practice/s would be interested in, please contact
Click here for the court process document PDF
Click here for the Court process diagram PDF - Te Reo
Click here for the sexual violence information wallet card
New Zealand Sexual Health Society 2021: Virtual Conference | Friday 29 and Saturday 30 October | REGISTRATIONS NOW OPEN
We are excited to announce Registrations are now open for the 42nd New Zealand Sexual Health Society Virtual Conference to be held Friday 29 and Saturday 30 October 2021.
Please visit nzshsconference.org for registration information and further details
What’s on offer:
The conference will incorporate the important theme “Showing up, Speaking Out”. Responses to the Aotearoa Statement launched in 2019 will be shared. There will be updates about the national strategy and revised national STI guidelines. Research and initiatives taking place in Aotearoa/NZ will be showcased. Together we can inspire others with good-news stories and build potent hope for the future.
With the move to a virtual platform and a significant reduction in registration fees, we encourage you and your colleagues to be support and be involved in this year’s conference.
Attached is a PDF Flyer and our current programme, please visit nzshsconference.org for registration and further details.
We would be grateful if you could please forward this information to your colleagues, networks or anyone within your organisation you think may be interested or benefit from this conference.
Click here to Register
Click here for the Programme
Any queries regarding this please feel free to get in touch,
Welcome to Issue 180 of GP Research Review.
In this issue, a study from China informs us that metformin combined with simvastatin is superior to metformin alone in the treatment of polycystic ovary syndrome, with more advantages in improving the levels of sex hormones, blood lipids, and blood sugar.
Other highlights in this review include:
• Thirty-two pharmacological interventions for COVID-19
• Management of umbilical granuloma in infants
• Probiotics for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
Click here to read Issue 180
As you will be aware, COVID-19 wastewater testing in Tauranga from 23rd September has produced a positive signal, and extended wastewater testing in the region will occur in the next couple of days to clarify the situation. As a result, we are expecting a large surge in COVID PCR test numbers over the next few days.
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The Prostate Cancer Quality Improvement Monitoring Report is now available on the Te Aho o Te Kahu website (and attached).
As you will be aware, there are around 4,000 new cases of prostate cancer each year and 695 deaths. Prostate cancer has a higher impact on Māori than other ethnicities with significant economic costs for treatment services and care.
As part of our ongoing work to improve outcomes for cancer patients Te Aho o Te Kahu, together with the National Urology Cancer Working Group, has developed this quality improvement monitoring report for prostate cancer.
The report provides national and DHB level data across indicators that have been chosen because they are considered clinically important to patient care. The indicators will inform quality improvement actions by enabling each DHB to identify unwarranted variation when compared to other DHBs and provide a baseline for future monitoring.
The indicator results have been presented in tables and graphs along with commentary about why these measures are important. We have commented on variation between DHBs and where possible we have provided international comparisons.
Data from the Ministry of Health’s National Collections have been used to calculate the indicators. This has identified areas where improvements to the data collections are required and projects are underway to address these gaps.
This is the third such report: the bowel and lung quality improvement monitoring reports can also be found on our website.
Please feel free to share this report with your stakeholders or other interested people.
Click here for the Prostate Cancer Quality Monitoring Report
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