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Update for Primary Health Care

18 Aug 2023 - this link contains the latest information on Pharmac consultations, notifications, and supply issues for Pharmacists in General Practice

It includes information on:

  • Various salbutamol medicines: Supply issue
  • Noumed Phenobarbitone 30 mg tablet: brand change update
  • Vigabatrin (Sabril) 500 mg: letter from the supplier
  • Supply Issue: oestradiol (Estradot) patches
  • Supply Issue: Nutricia foods products
  • Expressions of Interest for Pharmac’s Advisory Committees

Awards and grants

Oritetanga Pounamu $2,500 Equity Grant

Does your project consider diversity, Maori, Pacifika, the marginalised, vulnerable, and disabled communities and recognise Te Tiriti o Waitangi and its implications to Māori across NZ's primary and community nursing, general practice and public health? Then could be the grant for you.

Leadership (Haututanga) and Innovation (Tangongitanga) Award 2022 (formerly Prestigious Tall Poppy Award)

Do you know a professional in Primary or Community Health who excels in their work to deliver the utmost and/ or someone with ideas and committment to improving patient care, and/or someone who deserves recognition of their professional growth? Why not check out this award and make a nomination?



Nursing Training Funding from Health Workforce NZ

Health Workforce New Zealand and the Ministry of Health support and fund a number of training initiatives, which include those below.

Nurse Entry to Practice (NETP)

The NETP programme provides funding for new nursing graduates in their first year of practice. The expected outcome of participating in the programme is that trainees meet the criteria to achieve competency Level Two on the Professional Development and Recognition Programme.

Postgraduate nursing training

Health Workforce New Zealand invests in postgraduate training. This investment also supports some registered nurses to qualify as prescribers.

To find out more about either the NETP or Postgraduate nursing training funding use the link below. It will take you to the Nursing section of the Investment and Purchasing page on the Ministry of Health website.

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Past conference presentations

Other resources

Critical Appraisal Tools and

Health Improvement & Innovation Resource Centre

Health Workforce NZ

Kai Tiaki Nursing Journal

NZ Institute of Community Health Care

NZNO Library and

NZNO Research

Morgan - TrueBlue Model of collaborative care using practice nurses as case managers for depression and

NZ Nursing Research Database

NZNO Research Section


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