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Childhood poisonings: hazardous substances around the home

The natural curiosity of young children about their surroundings...

November 2022

A spotlight on the key causes of chronic liver disease

The liver plays an essential role in maintaining homeostasis...

November 2022

Liver function tests in primary care

Liver function tests (LFTs) are among the most commonly requested...

November 2022

Chronic kidney disease: the canary in the coal mine

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a growing issue in New Zealand....

November 2022

Cervical cancer – early detection and referral

The risk of cervical cancer is significantly reduced through...

October 2022

Clinical Audit: Reviewing the use of anticoagulants in patients with atrial fibrillation

This audit helps primary care health professionals optimise...

October 2022

Coeliac disease: investigation and management

Coeliac disease affects approximately 1 in 100 adults. However,...

August 2022

H. pylori: who to test and how to treat

Helicobacter pylori infection increases the risk of peptic ulcer...

July 2022

Recognising and managing OCD in primary care

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) affects approximately 2%...

July 2022

Addressing heart failure in primary care

Heart failure is a complex clinical syndrome, involving abnormalities...

June 2022

Addressing heart failure in primary care:
Part 2 - Initiating and escalating treatment for heart failure

Heart failure is a complex clinical syndrome, involving abnormalities...

June 2022

Addressing heart failure in primary care:
Part 1 - Identifying and diagnosing heart failure

Heart failure is a complex clinical syndrome, involving abnormalities...

June 2022

The medicinal cannabis guide for pharmacists

The Medicinal Cannabis Scheme provides pathways for registered...

June 2022

Acute low back pain

Low back pain is a leading contributor to disability in New...

May 2022

Scabies: diagnosis and management

Scabies is a highly contagious skin infestation that can often...

May 2022

An overview of concussion/mild traumatic brain injury management for primary healthcare professionals

Concussion is a form of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) resulting...

April 2022

Otitis media: a common childhood illness

Acute otitis media is the most common reason why children in...

April 2022

Weight loss: the options and the evidence

The benefits of intentional weight loss in people who are overweight...

April 2022

Medicinal cannabis in primary care: peer group discussion for pharmacists

The following questions can be used as discussion points for...

March 2022

Medicinal cannabis in primary care: peer group discussion for prescribers

The following questions can be used as discussion points for...

March 2022

An overview of medicinal cannabis for health practitioners

Recent regulatory changes will make medicinal cannabis much...

March 2022

Clinical Audit - Treatment planning for patients prescribed medicinal cannabis

This audit assists healthcare professionals who have prescribed...

March 2022

Bpac Covid Care

Bpac Covid Care is a decision support and management application...

March 2022

Information for managing at home with COVID-19

March 2022

Rosuvastatin: another option to lower cardiovascular disease risk

As of 1 December, 2021, rosuvastatin is funded with Special...

February 2022

Melanoma: post-treatment follow-up and surveillance

Post-treatment follow-up and long-term surveillance of people...

December 2021

Early detection of melanoma and assessment of asymptomatic people at high risk

Lesion thickness is the strongest predictor of prognosis in...

December 2021

Peer group discussion: Melanoma

The following questions can be used as discussion points for...

December 2021

Clinical Audit: Follow-up and surveillance of patients post-treatment for melanoma

This audit focusses on follow-up and surveillance for patients...

December 2021

Gabapentinoids: when and how should they be prescribed?

Limited pharmacological treatment options to manage chronic...

December 2021

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) – an overview of lower UTI management in adults

Lower urinary tract infection (UTI) is one of the most common...

December 2021

MMR vaccination remains a priority

Measles, mumps and rubella are vaccine-preventable causes of...

December 2021

Plant-based diets: are they healthy for a child?

With the increasing popularity of plant-based diets, there is...

December 2021

Diagnosing and managing lactose intolerance

Primary lactase deficiency, the main cause of lactose intolerance,...

December 2021

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