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News and updates of interest to primary health care nurses

Learning Needs Analysis Results

The College consulted with its members about what they would like to hear and learn more about. Read the results: Learning Needs Analysis Survey Results (PDF, 181KB)

Angel Flight NZ - free flight/care assistance for vulnerable people

Angel flight is a voluntary organisation which operates throughout Australasia. They have 120+ planes and volunteer clinicians etc to help vulnerable groups with transport to eg hospital appointments.  They have mainly operated in Northland but they are ready to go all over the country, so please ask if you have clients for who a quick, free flight there and back would make all the difference!

Read or download flier: Angel Flight NZ (PDF 2.3MB)

Flucloxacillin Monograph and Notes on Injectable Drugs

These documents have been provided from the Hospital Pharmacists Assn (NZPHA) -  Flucloxacillin Monograph and Notes on Injectable Drugs (NOID’s) – given to us as they are “receiving requests from some GP practices about this book as more injectable medicines are being given in Primary Care. ..The feedback we have been receiving from the nurses using this resource has been really useful and they appreciate the ease with which they can find the information.”

Snippets from NZCPHCN Meetings

Palliative Care Council of New Zealand

"Caring for people in the last days and hours of life: Interim Guidance"

Click to view/download (PDF 1.3MB)

Scholarships and Grants

The Nursing Education and Research Foundation (NERF) and NZNO offer NZNO members a range of scholarships and grants. These grants are funded from various trusts including the Gretta and Harry Hamblin Trust and the McCutchan Trust. NZNO also administers a range of other NZNO local and national grants.

For more information please see

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