BPAC is delighted to announce that BPACNZRx, a new Medtech prescribing module based on the New Zealand Formulary, is now available for Medtech 32 users. Further details are available here. A Medtech Evolution version will also be available soon.

Preventing and managing bronchiectasis in high-risk paediatric populations

Bronchiectasis is a lung disease characterised by bronchial dilation, chronic inflammation and infection, which can lead to permanent lung scarring, impaired lung function, respiratory failure, and in very severe cases, death in early adulthood.

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National report: The use of antipsychotic medicines in older people

The purpose of this report is to provoke thought and discussion about how and why antipsychotic medicines are prescribed to older patients.

Understanding the role of palliative care for people with advanced dementia

Advanced dementia is a terminal condition for which palliative care is appropriate, however, knowing when to initiate this process can be challenging.

Symptom management in palliative dementia care

Physical symptoms commonly experienced by people with advanced dementia include pain, difficulties with hydration and nutrition, dyspnoea and infection.

Managing the behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia

Most people with dementia develop behavioural and psychological symptoms (BPSD) at some point during their journey, which can be...

The 2019 Annual Report is now available

The bpacnz Annual Report provides individualised and practice data on pharmaceuticals dispensed in the community for any primary care prescriber registered with us.

News Update: The influenza immunisation programme is starting early in 2020

This year’s influenza immunisation programme has the earlier start date of 18th March, 2020, for people eligible for funded vaccines.

News Update: cilazapril with hydrochlorothiazide will no longer be available in New Zealand

Patients currently prescribed cilazapril + hydrochlorothiazide combination tablets will need to transition to a different combination medicine or antihypertensive regimen.

Recognising and managing early dementia

Dementia is a growing healthcare challenge. There are an estimated 70,000 people with dementia in New Zealand.

Age-related cognitive decline: prevention and future planning

Declining cognitive function can be a difficult topic to raise with patients and their families.

bpacnz Primary Care Update Series NEW !

Claiming CME points

Information about the ways you can claim CME points on bpac.org.nz

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Personalised Prescribing Reports

Access your personalised prescribing reports

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Audits

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 “Respiratory Health”, including articles on bronchiectasis in children, and new guidelines for asthma and COPD.

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