We are a small team of librarians with a wonderful selection of books, journal articles and databases. While our main customers are Waikato DHB staff we also provide information services/resources to other health professionals working in the Waikato region, including health professionals working in General Practice.
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This is a reminder about the exciting opportunity available to help drive the rural perspective into the planning, design and roll out of the COVID-19 vaccination programme to rural communities.
Between now and the end of July, the Ministry of Health’s Covid-19 Vaccine and Immunisation Programme Team (CVIP) will be designing and implementing a staged vaccination programme across New Zealand. It is recognised that rural communities have unique challenges and needs, and as such require specialist advice in ensuring that the systems are designed to meet those needs.
The New Zealand Rural General Practice Network is working with the Ministry to identify the right person for this role.
Based in Wellington for three days a week, or travelling regionally to visit stakeholders, the Ministry will cover travel and accommodation to make this position possible for the right person.
The Rural Cohort Manager will be responsible for assisting with the identification of appropriate delivery models and any variations required. The position will also support engagement with DHBs, PHOs and national bodies and provide advice to implementing partners where needed.
This is a flexible position, with the opportunity to be employed by the Ministry through secondment from an existing role, or by fixed term contract.
This position is available immediately so see the full advert for the Rural Cohort Manager role attached and apply today.
Rural Cohort Manager Advert
Kia ora team, a reminder that Empagliflozin (Jardiance) and Vildagliptin (Galvus) used for diabetes management come in a combined dose with Metformin called Jardimet and Galvumet. If your patient is taking one of the combination options, it is a very rare instance that they would need additional metformin as well. Remember that a dose above 2 gms per day of Metformin increases the rate of side effects with little improvement in HbA1c.
There have been a number of prescribing errors picked up over the last few months.
St John - Requesting an ambulance
St John are doing a follow up to previous communication around requesting an ambulance via the healthcare professionals number (0800 262 665) rather than 111. The key messages remain the same, if you could share this with your wider team that would be great.
There are also hard copies of this information being sent to provide to your general practice clinics.
Click here for the ambulance request template
Click here for the requesting an ambulance poster 1
Click here for the requesting an ambulance poster 2
Happy World Oral Health Day 2021
A day where FDI World Dental Federation asks the world to unite to help reduce the burden of oral diseases by empowering people with knowledge, tools and confidence to secure good oral health. This year FDI are celebrating WOHD with the tagline Be Proud of Your Mouth.
The New Zealand Dental Association wants to encourage Aotearoa New Zealand to obtain a sense of pride in their oral health this World Oral Health Day by sharing some tips on how to maintain good oral health for a lifetime.
Click here to read the full article here
Click here to Read Issue 168 of GP Research Review.
Key Highlights Include:
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.