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Latest Articles: BPJ 75

Rosacea: seeing red in primary care

Rosacea is an inflammatory facial skin disease that can cause patients embarrassment and reduce their quality of life. View Article

Alcohol misuse: how to help patients in primary care

Approximately one in five New Zealanders over the age of 15 years drinks in a way that is hazardous to their health. View Article

Managing patients with neuropathic pain

Neuropathic pain results from a lesion or disease affecting the somatosensory system. There are a range of causes... View Article

Out-of-clinic blood pressure testing in primary care

Out-of-clinic blood pressure monitoring is increasingly regarded as a routine component of cardiovascular risk management. View Article

bpacnz guidelines

bpacnz holds an agreement with the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) in the UK, allowing the contextualisation of guidelines for the New Zealand health sector.

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Latest News

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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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.

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