NetP Nurse helping local wāhine overcome whakamā

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Pegasus Health supported NetP nurse Kiri Manihera to do a specialist cervical screening course and respond to a need she saw in her low-decile community. Kiri will graduate from the NetP programme this month. During the year-long programme, Kiri worked at the Hei Hei Health Centre. “I live just down the road. I have family

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

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Know what to expect at the 24 Hour Surgery during COVID-19 Protection Framework (Traffic Light) Red. 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: Patients will be met by someone at the door

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Fulfilling primary care career ahead for young nurse

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New graduate, Jacob Weston, chose a career in nursing after working with a male nurse on a gap year overseas. He decided to work in primary care because it offered the chance to work with whānau and help them maintain good health and avoid tertiary level care. Jacob, 23, is part of the Nursing Entry

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Lucy Carey from Lifestyle Team

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Lucy Carey is part of the Puāwai Healthy Lifestyles team, a dietitian, and fellow of the Australian Society of Lifestyle Medicine. She shares some tips for health and the holidays. What is lifestyle medicine? It bridges the gap between preventative healthcare and treatment of diseases impacted by lifestyle choices. The six key pillars are: feet

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Managing COVID-19 in the community

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Dr Kim Burgess is the clinical lead for Canterbury’s primary care vaccination programme. She says general practices have played a key role in providing information and reassurance for patients hesitant about vaccination. “The relationship that people have with their GP staff means they can ask questions and have a honest conversation about their concerns,’’ she

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Overcoming vaccine hesitancy

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Rosita Wharepapa was sceptical about getting the COVID-19 vaccine but thanks to conversations with general practice staff she decided to protect herself and her family. Rosita was nervous about getting the vaccine because wider family members had shared vaccine conspiracy theories with her. She had also seen media coverage about protests against the vaccine and

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Trust and rapport underpins collaboration between pharmacy and practice

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Mitchell Trezise, Pharmacy Manager, believes building trust and rapport with their local medical centre is key to being able to respond to the changing need of the Yaldhurst community. Kiwi Pharmacy and Inspire Health Medical share their building with a range of other health professionals. “We’re working collaboratively in terms of processes, and we have

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Putting people at the centre of health care design

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The Health Quality & Safety Commission has launched a new health forum for consumers to have their perspectives reflected in the design, delivery and evaluation of health services. Members of the consumer health forum will be connected with the health system to give their insights into the design, delivery, and evaluation of health services. The

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Evidence and success – The eSmall Group Story

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In 2020, Louise Kennedy, Kaiwhakahaere, and the Clinical Quality and Education Team, responded quickly to the COVID-19 lockdown in ensuring that Small Group education could continue for clinicians. The result was eSmall Group, a new approach to online learning. “In our team, we always look for evidence. The first thing we did was have a

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Accessing services over Christmas

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Pegasus Health corporate offices close between 23 December and 10 January. However, access to urgent services will be available during this time. 24 Hour Surgery stays open throughout.   PARTNERSHIP COMMUNITY WORKERS (PCWS) There will be a PCW available, except for the statutory holidays, to contact for information. The number to call is 021 906

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