Privacy Week 2022 “Privacy: The foundation of trust”

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PRIVACY & SECURITY TIPS   The Office of the Privacy Commissioner marks Privacy Week each year to promote privacy awareness. This year’s theme centres on “Privacy: The Foundation of Trust”. We have put together the following tips as some simple ways to ensure health information is protected and kept secure. The poster also provides reference

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Reflecting on Brief Intervention Talk Therapy and Te Tumu Waiora

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Shelley McCabe joined Pegasus Health as the Mental Health Service Manager in 2017. With a background in secondary mental health as both a clinician and manager, Shelley was ready to shake up a system that was no longer fit for purpose or meeting the demands placed on it. “When I came into the service as

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Role of Nurse Practitioner/Mātanga Tapuhi at 24 Hour Surgery

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Have you ever thought about becoming a Nurse Practitioner? It’s a highly skilled role that involves advanced education and clinic training, allowing Nurse Practitioners (NPs) legal authority to practice above the level of a Registered Nurse (RN). Sarah Bothamley, Nurse Practitioner Coordinator at Pegasus Health, says her role is dynamic within 24 Hour Surgery. “We

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Social work student’s placement with 24 Hour Surgery

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Undertaking a Bachelor of Social Work with the University of Canterbury, Nikki Nute is currently on placement at 24 Hour Surgery for 16 weeks. Nikki’s background has been working as a Child Health Coordinator at Pegasus Health, working with children and their whānau through the Child Health Support Service – a service that aims to

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RATs distributed to vulnerable communities

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With the increase of Omicron in the Canterbury region, some of our most vulnerable communities have been struggling to get access to Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs). Pegasus Health decided they wanted to help these communities by purchasing over 10,000 RATs to distribute to community partners and vulnerable groups. “The Pegasus Strategic Leadership Team and Pegasus

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Working for Canterbury for 30 years – A history of Pegasus Health

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Kia atawhai ki te tangata / Care for the people Pegasus Health (Charitable) is the largest Primary Health Organisation (PHO) in the South Island. Funded by the Ministry of Health and the  Canterbury District Health Board, the role of Pegasus Health is to make Canterbury the best place to receive and provide primary care. Pegasus

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Mental Health Leadership Team explain ‘COVID fatigue’ and tips for managing it

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The Pegasus Health Mental Health Leadership Team explains ‘COVID fatigue’ and give some tips for managing it. What is COVID fatigue? The World Health Organisation describes COVID fatigue as being ‘demotivated and exhausted by the demands of life during a pandemic’. The pandemic has meant loss of regular activities, social connection, roles, identity, and required

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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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