COVID 19 highlighted the role kaiawhina play and that we need more in the health workforce. In response to this, the MOH have developed an online course. Please share with colleagues, family and friends.
Click here for the Surge Workforce Newsletter
Hauraki PHO is currently sitting 34th out of 35 PHOs for Smoking BA, with five weeks to go to the end of Q4. These resources have been created by Dr. John McMenamin/GP, MOH Primary Care Champion for Tobacco and include a powerpoint on having conversations during virtual consultations. Please share with the whole team.
This World Smokefree Day, the Cancer Society are questioning why cigarettes are still being sold in thousands of shops throughout Aotearoa. There are no restrictions on where smokes are sold, even though they kill two-thirds of people who smoke and are R18 products.
We want New Zealanders to ask themselves - should smokes only be sold in R18 specialist tobacco shops?
This letter dated 15 May is from Margareth Broodkoorn, Chief Nursing Officer/MOH. Please share with the nursing team.
Medicine Use Review
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The Waikato District Health Board is providing a limited pool of funding for the administration of Non-Acute Iron Infusion Therapy in the primary care setting. The funding expires on June 30, 2020 and provides for secondary care referred iron infusions to general practice by clinicians. Hauraki PHO is eligible for a total of 47 treatments.
Patients who are referred to this service will meet with special authority criteria and will fall into these groups:
Practice Support Team
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