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bpacnz Primary Care Update Series NEW !

The primary care update series is a new premium content 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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The role of the primary healthcare team in pregnancy care

Pregnancy is a time when women are likely to engage with a number of different healthcare professionals. Effective communication between providers helps to ensure the best outcomes for the mother and her family.

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Community pharmacy guide on medicine safety in pregnancy

Community pharmacists are a key point of contact for women seeking advice about medicines use in pregnancy.

News item: access to levonorgestrel intrauterine devices/systems widened

From 1 November, 2019, there will be changes to the access criteria of levonorgestrel intrauterine devices...

Somatisation: demystifying the “ghost in the machine"

Somatisation is a maladaptive functioning of an organ system, without underlying tissue or organ damage, or...

Depression or distress? Examining SSRI prescribing in primary care

Differentiating short-term psychological distress from depression can be difficult, particularly at the first consultation.

Carbon monoxide poisoning: a hidden danger

Carbon monoxide is an odourless, colourless and tasteless gas. People exposed to high levels are likely to require emergency...

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...

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 “Women’s health” including articles on antenatal and postnatal depression, pregnancy care in primary care, irregular bleeding and menopause

Coming soon...

Cognitive impairment in older people

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