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bpacnz Primary Care Update Series NEW !

The primary care update series is a new subscription based service developed by bpacnz.

It’s a multimedia package that keeps you up to date on the management of conditions commonly encountered in primary care.

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Motivational interviewing in primary care

Motivational Interviewing is a way of building and strengthening people’s drive to change longstanding behaviours that pose a significant risk to their health. It is an art as much as a science and practice is required to consistently apply the method successfully.

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The nocebo effect: what is it, why is it important and how can it be reduced?

The nocebo effect describes adverse symptoms induced independently of the active component of a treatment.

The funded brand of lamotrigine is changing

Changes in funded brands of antiepileptic medicines can lead to concern from patients or caregivers that the medicine they are receiving is not...

Navigating uncertainty: managing respiratory tract infections

With winter upon us, it is timely to reflect on antibiotic prescribing practices for respiratory tract infections (RTIs) and associated conditions...

Prescribing report: A pharmacological profile of patients with type 2 diabetes

This report provides an overview of the clinical characteristics of patients with type 2 diabetes...

Antiarrhythmic medicine brand changes: flecainide and amiodarone

Patients taking oral flecainide or amiodarone need to know that the suppliers of these medicines have...

Knowing your patient with type 1 diabetes: the transition to self-management

Living with type 1 diabetes is challenging, particularly as a young adult who...

Claiming CME points

Information about the ways you can claim CME points on

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Personalised Prescribing Reports

Access your personalised prescribing reports

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Audits are endorsed by the RNZCGP as a CQI activity for allocation of MOPS credits for General Practitioners

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CME Quizzes

Quizzes are endorsed by RNZCGP for allocation of MOPS credits

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Peer Group Discussions

Discussion points for peer groups or self-reflection of practice

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bpacnz Research Publications

Collection of research publications by bpacnz including Pharmacoepidemiology, Health Informatics & other publications

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Antibiotics Guide Updated

Antibiotics Guide 2017 edition

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The COPD prescribing tool Updated

Pharmacological treatment options for patients with COPD

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Coming up...

Our current theme is “Uncertainty of medical diagnosis and treatment”, which will include articles on prescribing antibiotics for respiratory tract infections, appropriate use of SSRIs, the nocebo effect, somatisation and motivational interviewing.

Coming soon...

Our next theme will be “Women’s health” including articles on antenatal and postnatal depression, pregnancy care in primary care and menopause.

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