Long-Term Conditions Network & Health Navigator Charitable Trust
ISSN: 1197-6693 No.53: February 2021
News and upfront
Do you have any photos or videos you can share?
From holiday snaps and family activities to clinical photos, we are always looking for genuine photos or videoed personal stories of New Zealanders living well with health conditions to help share key health messages. Can you help us?
Shared medical appointments / group visits 

Are you or someone you know providing shared medical appointments or group visits in NZ? We'd love to hear from you and help connect groups together. We also want to share learnings and encourage others to give it a go. 
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The Festival of Telehealth - 22-26 Feb 2021

Set to be the largest-ever virtual (online) event for Telehealth, registration is free and it is happening next week. 

Featuring  75 speakers and 1000’s of attendees from healthcare providers, government and regulators around the world.
The event features presentations around-the-clock to attract an audience from all 6 continents.

Find out more here.
Annual update of key results 2019/2020: New Zealand Health Survey

The Annual Data Explorer provides a snapshot of the health of New Zealanders through the publication of key indicators on health behaviours, health status and access to health care for both adults and children.

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COVID-19 Psychosocial and Mental Wellbeing Plan

The revised Kia Kaha, Kia Māia, Kia Ora Aotearoa: COVID-19 Psychosocial and Mental Wellbeing Plan provides a framework for actions to support the mental wellbeing of New Zealanders as we respond to the impacts of COVID-19. 

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Eating and Activity Guidelines for New Zealand Adults (UPDATED)

The Eating and Activity Guidelines for New Zealand Adults were updated in December 2020 to include advice for pregnant and breastfeeding women. 

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Heart Foundation Big Heart Appeal street collection 

Join the annual Big Heart Appeal street collection to help support research at the Health Foundation NZ. You can sign up to volunteer online, by phone or through email. 

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Useful resources
There were more than 50 new or updated topics on the Health Navigator website last month.
70 years of disease research video

An interesting video by Helder Nakaya of how diseases were studied in the past 70 years. They have analyzed over 29,000,000 articles and 250GB of data.

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Articles & trends of interest
Integrating care for older people with complex needs: key insights and lessons from a seven-country cross-case analysis

This article aimed to address the challenges of caring for a growing number of older people with a mix of both health problems and functional impairment, programmes in different countries have different approaches to integrating health and social service supports.

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Health literacy for cardiac rehabilitation: an examination of associated illness perceptions, self-efficacy, motivation and physical activity

This article aimed to examine the health literacy and associated health, health behaviours and psychological profiles of cardiac rehabilitation patients from a remote and rural regional programme in the Scottish Highlands.

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Metabolic surgery versus conventional medical therapy in patients with type 2 diabetes: 10-year follow-up of an open-label, single-centre, randomised controlled trial

This article aimed to assess 10-year follow-up findings after surgery compared with medical therapy for the treatment of type 2 diabetes.

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COPD patients have increased risk of severe pneumonia and poor outcomes when they develop COVID-19. This may be related to poor underlying lung reserves or increased expression of ACE-2 receptor in small airways.

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Adherence to the Mediterranean diet and overall cancer incidence: The Netherlands Cohort Study

This study aimed to examine sex-specific relations of Mediterranean diet adherence with overall cancer risk.

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Lower socioeconomic status predicts higher mortality and morbidity in patients with heart failure

This study aimed to assess socioeconomic status and its association with patient characteristics and outcomes in a contemporary and well-characterised HF cohort.

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Training & CME updates
Telehealth webinars

Watch a range of recent webinars covering topics from health literacy, equity and clinical triaging to telehealth IT, regulation and security questions.

Find out more here. 
Goodfellow Unit Events & Webinars

Goodfellow Events are developed by both primary and specialist healthcare professionals – nurses, nurse practitioners, general practitioners, clinical specialists – for their peers. Here you can find a list of Goodfellow Events and Webinars on various topics. 

Find out more here.
Mobile Health webinars

Watch a range of regular webinars designed specifically for rural health professionals by Mobile Health NZ. 

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Future Learn courses

Explore a range of exciting free and paid online courses from top universities and specialist organisations on various topics. 

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What's on
Online CPD hub

You can now find an online CPD hub and upcoming events calendar on the Health Navigator NZ website. 

View current, past and future webinars, videos, conferences and more. There is also the option to add an event. 

Find out more here.
Annual Scientific Meeting of the New Zealand Pain Society Inc.

The title of the meeting is “Making the Connection: Cortex, Culture and Community.” It provides the opportunity to gather, discuss, learn, share knowledge, evidence, best practice and debate to assist with providing up to date approaches to pain management. International speakers will bring their expertise along with a wide range of New Zealand-based clinicians and researchers.

Bay of Islands 18-20 March 2021

Find out more here.
Goodfellow Symposium 2021

The 2021 symposium is going ahead – but with a twist – it’ll be virtual. You’ll still get a rich multi-stream two-day programme and be able to interact with our speakers. An added benefit is that you’ll have immediate access to all the talks and discussions, not just the one you're participating in: each session will be posted on our website as soon as it finishes.

Online 27-28 March 2021

Find out more here.
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