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Latest Report - Use of Hypnotics

Zopiclone and some benzodiazepines, such as temazepam and triazolam, are indicated for the short-term treatment of insomnia. View Report

Seasonal influenza vaccines are now available

The Ministry of Health has announced that the first shipments of the two subsidised seasonal influenza vaccines for 2015... View Article

An update on antithrombotic medicines - What does primary care need to know?

Antithrombotic medicines, such as aspirin and warfarin, have been routinely prescribed in primary care for decades for the... View Article

The immediate management of acute coronary syndromes in primary care

The majority of patients who present to general practice with chest pain are unlikely to have an acute coronary syndrome. However... View Article

The Integrated Performance and Incentive Framework (IPIF): A Healthy Start

Education to improve pre-conception health should be viewed as a routine aspect of primary care for all females of reproductive age... View Article

Treating childhood eczema - a topical solution for a topical problem

Emollients, topical corticosteroids and avoidance of triggers remain the mainstays of treatment in children with eczema. View Article

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New Use of Hypnotics

Seasonal influenza vaccines are now available The Ministry of Health has announced that the first shipments of the two subsidised seasonal influenza vaccines for 2015, Influvac and Fluarix, have been sent to providers who pre-ordered the vaccines. View Article

Important message to readers. As a result of a change in funding arrangements there will be some differences to Best Practice Journal over the coming months. The Best Practice Journal will continue to be freely available online, but there will be changes to the hard copy version between now and June, 2015.

During this period of time we will be assessing the demand for retaining a print edition of BPJ, and investigating options for funding this.

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Peer Group Discussions In an ongoing series, we look back at the key messages and practice points from selected articles in Best Practice Journals.