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.
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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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With COVID-19 once again impacting life in Aotearoa I would like to thank each of you, and the wider sector, for your unwavering focus on caring for whānau living with cancer.
I realise many of you will have been busy keeping your patients and their families safe at all Alert Levels and may not have had the time to provide feedback on our pancreatic quality performances indicators.
We have made the decision to keep the consultation open for another two weeks, now closing 15 October 2021.
Here is a recap on how you can provide feedback:
Click here for the proposed Pancreatic Cancer QP
Thank you for all you are doing and we look forward to receiving your feedback soon.
Message from the chair of HiNZ-NMILately I have been thinking about leadership in Nursing and Midwifery informatics. Whilst we don’t seem to have many formal nursing informatics leadership roles, we certainly have leaders in this field in Aotearoa. But the question is, do we just need leaders, who will show us the way in developing a nursing and midwifery cohort that is competent in informatics, or do we need people in formal leadership positions for this? My perspective is that we need both. This issue highlights a number of informatics leaders in our midst.
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This edition brings you the following news:
eCALD® Courses and Resources
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Test volumes have now settled to some extent from the latest test surge due to the community outbreak of the Delta Variant. However COVID test numbers remain elevated.
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