PHO Performance Programme

Smoking cessation beyond the ABC: Tailoring strategies to high-risk groups

Smoking rates are declining in New Zealand as more and more...

October 2014

The ankle-brachial pressure index: An under-used tool in primary care?

Calculating a patient’s ankle-brachial pressure index (ABPI)...

April 2014

The Integrated Performance and Incentive Framework: An introduction

In October, 2013, the first draft of the Integrated Performance...

December 2013

Five tips for getting the most out of your Practice Management System

Your Practice Management System (PMS) is a powerful tool. When...

November 2013

How to increase the uptake of cervical screening: A profile of success

A cervical smear test is an effective method for the early detection...

October 2013

Hypertension in Adults: The silent killer

Hypertension is associated with a wide-range of cardiovascular...

August 2013

Improving glycaemic control in people with type 2 diabetes: Expanding the primary care toolbox

Most people with type 2 diabetes require regular and intensive...

June 2013

Smoking prevention and cessation in adolescents: Changing futures, saving lives

On average, New Zealanders who smoke try their first cigarette...

June 2013

H1N1 influenza vaccination and the risk of childhood narcolepsy

IN MARCH, 2012 A SIGNIFICANT INCREASE in the rate of childhood...

April 2013

The 2013 influenza season: new strains, new vaccines

The dominant influenza virus to circulate in New Zealand this...

March 2013

Encouraging smoke-free pregnancies: the role of primary care

One in ten New Zealand women smoke during pregnancy and this...

February 2013

When to use fasting glucose to diagnose people with type II diabetes

Until recently, fasting plasma glucose, and in some situations,...

December 2012

Care pathways for long-term conditions: Using type 2 diabetes as an example

A care pathway is a tool that enables practitioners to provide...

October 2012

Assessing cardiovascular risk in people with high clinical risk factors

Cardiovascular risk assessment tools automatically adjust risk...

September 2012

How to plan a catch-up immunisation

Although immunisation rates among Māori and Pacific peoples...

August 2012

Upfront: The new face of diabetes care in New Zealand

ON 1 JULY, 2012 the “Get Checked” programme, under which diabetes...

May 2012

Seasonal influenza vaccinations: the 2012 edition

The 2012 seasonal influenza vaccine contains the same strains...

April 2012

The new role of HbA1c in diagnosing type 2 diabetes

A position statement released by the New Zealand Society for...

February 2012

PHO Performance Programme - six years on

The PHO Performance Programme was established in 2005 to improve...

December 2011

Smoking status and cessation support

The PHO Performance Programme aims to improve health and reduce...

November 2011

Diabetes follow-up: what are the PHO Performance Programme indicators and how are they best achieved?

The purpose of the PHO Performance Programme is to improve health...

October 2011

Diabetes detection: what are the PHO Performance Programme indicators and how are they best achieved?

The purpose of the PHO Performance Programme is to improve health...

September 2011

Cardiovascular disease risk assessment: what are the PHO Performance Programme indicators and how are they best achieved?

The PHO Performance Programme is a quality improvement initiative...

August 2011

Seasonal influenza vaccination: changes for 2011

The seasonal influenza vaccine for 2011 protects against the...

April 2011

Increasing the uptake of breast screening

Significant progress has been made in increasing the rate of...

February 2011

Update on smoking cessation

The rate of smoking among New Zealanders is slowly declining,...

December 2010

Overcoming barriers to cervical screening in Pacific women

Cervical screening rates in New Zealand have continued to increase...

November 2010

Immunisation in Pacific children: a success story

Childhood immunisation plays an important role in the health...

November 2010

Screening and management of “The Diabetic Foot”

Foot ulceration and damage is one of the most common complications...

October 2010

Screening for diabetic retinopathy in primary care

Sight-threatening retinopathy is a serious complication of diabetes...

August 2010

Immunisation in children by age two years

An important focus of the PHO Performance Programme is to ensure...

July 2010

PHO Performance Programme - high needs populations

The PHO Performance Programme recognises the increased health...

June 2010

Care of stroke survivors

The aim of stroke rehabilitation is for the patient to regain...

April 2010

Time is brain: emergency treatment of stroke

Stroke is the third most common cause of death in New Zealand,...

March 2010

Smoking related cancer morbidity and mortality

The majority of people with cancer will initially present to...

December 2009

Breast screening - achieving equity

Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in New Zealand...

November 2009

Cervical smears - achieving equity

After the introduction of the National Cervical Screening Programme,...

September 2009

Smoking cessation for Māori

Te aukatinga kai paipa Encouraging Māori who smoke to...

July 2009

Upfront: The funding maze

A clinical pathologist’s perspective.

June 2009

The social responsibility of smokers

While people continue to smoke, they must be aware of the health...

April 2009

Why people smoke

There are many reasons why people begin smoking, continue to...

February 2009

Assessing cardiovascular disease risk

New PHO Performance indicators announced. GPs experiences of...

October 2008

A Māori/Pacific nursing service in a mainstream PHO

A PHO shares its experience and outcomes of establishing a unique...

December 2007

Ischaemic cardiovascular disease

The purpose of the PHO Performance Programme is to reduce disparities...

June 2011

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