From the 1st of October general practitioners are able to assess and treat patients with hepatitis C.
bpacnz has produced an online resource that provides prescribers in primary care with comprehensive guidance on the management of patients with hepatitis C.
Latest articles from: BPJ 76
In March, 2016, subsidy changes came into effect for medicines used to treat patients with COPD.
In 2011, bpacnz produced guidance on vitamin D supplementation for primary care. In the past five years...
Ankylosing spondylitis is a relatively uncommon inflammatory cause of long-term back pain which can result in radiographic changes in the spine and sacroiliac joints.
Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are among the most prescribed medicines in New Zealand. They are clinically effective and are widely believed to have few adverse effects.
Weight management in 2–5 year olds.
The Raising Healthy Kids health target came into effect on 1 June, 2016.
By December 2017, it is expected that 95% of children identified as obese will receive support to achieve a healthy weight.
The Ministry of Health has produced a practical resource: Weight Management in 2–5 Year Olds to support health providers to monitor,
assess and manage weight in young children, helping them grow into a healthy weight.
Influenza Update 2016
Immunisation against influenza has begun for the 2016 season. Fluarix and Influvac remain the two subsidised influenza vaccines in 2016, which include two new strains.
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Where is my BPJ?!
Many of you will have noticed that you have not received a printed copy of Best Practice Journal Issue 71 and 72...
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Reading Best Practice Journal just got better!
Reading Best Practice Journal is now a RNZCGP endorsed Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activity.
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It's not to late to be a crocodile lover!
Ever felt bitten by the Ethics Crocodile whilst working in the swamps of General Practice and Primary Care?
Would like to learn how to avoid bites in the future and become friends with Mr Crocodile?
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A farewell to Best Tests, for now.
The July 2015 edition of Best Tests concludes our contract to provide laboratory test utilisation education to general practitioners in New Zealand.
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New Medicine use in youth mental health