Nursing Entry to Practice (NETP) Orientation Week

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Fifteen new graduate Registered Nurses (RNs) completed orientation during February at Pegasus House to commence their Nursing Entry to Practice (NetP) year, designed to support their first year of practice. Di Bos, Nursing Workforce Development Co-ordinator, coordinates the Pegasus NetP Programme with the orientation week “aiming to provide nurses with all the training they need

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GP Clare Healy honoured as Forensic Educator

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Christchurch GP, Clare Healy, was made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit (ONZM) in the New Years Honours 2022 for her services to medical forensic education. The commendation came for her education and policy work for Medical Sexual Assault Clinicians Aotearoa. Clare has spent over 25 years working with, and for, people

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Workforce Development Scholarship recipient – Samuel Hidray Equbazgi

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Former Eritrean refugee, Samuel Hidray Equbazgi, is in his third year of a Social Work degree at the University of Canterbury. Last year, he was a recipient of the Pegasus Health Workforce Development Scholarship. In Eritrea, Samuel worked for the national television station. “I had a diploma in journalism so I went to work for

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Pegasus Hauora Māori Team attend GPNZ Māori Health Leaders Hui

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The GPNZ Māori Health Leaders rōpū is a collective of Māori Health leaders across the PHO network that was established two years ago and is currently chaired by Pegasus Health Director of Hauora Māori, Irihāpeti Mahuika. The group were hosted by Western Bay of Plenty PHO in February to develop a workplan for the future.

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Overcoming a feeling of isolation among pharmacists

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Dr Aarti Patel, General Manager of the Canterbury Community Pharmacy Group (CCPG), wants to remind pharmacists and their staff, that they don’t have to feel alone. “This is a journey that pharmacy teams can’t take on individually. There’s a lot of benefit in peer support and community,” she says. “Pharmacy teams have borne a lot of

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Visiting the 24 Hour Surgery under COVID-19 Protection Framework (Traffic Light) Orange

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Know what to expect at the 24 Hour Surgery during COVID-19 Protection Framework (Traffic Light) Orange. You can call HealthLine 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, on 0800 611 116 for advice. If you come to the 24 Hour Surgery at Traffic Light Red: Walk to the main entrance where you will be

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Cantabrians develop relationships and sexuality educational app for youth of Aotearoa

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A mobile app providing sex, sexuality, relationship, gender, and identity education for young Kiwis, aged 13 to 24, is under development at the University of Canterbury. Faculty of Health lecturer Tracy Clelland, Masters student Cate Mentink, and health educator Jessica McQuoid are the driving force behind the app called Te Puāwaitanga: Beyond the Birds and

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Mental Health and Wellbeing support for Primary Care teams

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Pegasus Senior Clinical Leader and Mt Pleasant GP, Simon Wynn Thomas, has a singular message for clinical teams. “In order to provide quality care to patients, primary health teams need to be in the best shape possible.” “I think it’s really important for GPs to walk the talk. We advise our patients on simple things

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Hornby community served through collaboration

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The Maui Clinic in Hornby is now offering COVID-19 paediatric vaccinations – allowing the pharmacy and Māori and Pasifika health organisations behind the initiative to provide an even better, welcoming environment for the whole whānau. Pharmacist Lucy Shingleton is the clinical lead at the clinic, which opened in July 2021 as a partnership between Hornby

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Creating a welcoming environment for Pasifika

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Samoan community worker, Vailia Afoa-Fui, has put her part-time study on hold to work more hours at a Hornby based COVID-19 vaccination clinic and help protect Canterbury’s Pasifika community. Vailia has worked on reception at the Maui Clinic in the Hornby mall since it opened in July last year. She usually works for the Tangata

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