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Best Practice Journal Issue 73 Now Online

This edition is a summary of our main articles from 2015. We have highlighted essential practice points and key clinical messages for 21 topics. View Issue

Latest Articles

Upfront: Personal technology for health: curiosity or clinically useful?

There are approximately 165,000 health “apps” currently on the market for mobile phone users. View Article

Travel consultation essentials: for departures and arrivals

Travel consultations involve assessing the risks that may occur during a journey and helping the traveller minimise them. View Article

Managing patients with type 2 diabetes: from lifestyle to insulin

The management of type 2 diabetes is multi-faceted. Following diagnosis, patients require education to self-manage... View Article

Latest News

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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Thinking of postgraduate study in 2016? The Department of General Practice & Rural Health, University of Otago offers postgraduate teaching and study in national and international practice-based research. For further information, Click here or contact gp.postgrad@otago.ac.nz

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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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Looking for a report? Prescribers can log-in to My bpac (or create a free account) to access individual prescribing or laboratory testing reports. Once you have logged-in, click on “My documents” in your account dashboard to see your available reports.

New 2015 Annual Practice Report - Pharmaceutical Utilisation

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.