Long-Term Conditions Network & Health Navigator Charitable Trust
ISSN: 1197-6693 No.54: July 2021
News and upfront
Start your Small Steps journey

Small Steps are digital tools, developed by Te Hiringa Hauora in partnership with Clearhead. The Small Steps website is a place where people of Aotearoa (and further abroad!) can take small steps on their journey to improve wellbeing.
New Empagliflozin brochures

A new set of multilingual resources (in 4 languages) is now available. These were developed in response to the need for easy to understand information about this new diabetes and long-term conditions medicine.  

View these factsheets
Bula Sautu – A window on quality 2021: Pacific health in the year of COVID-19 | Bula Sautu – He mata kounga 2021: Hauora Pasifika i te tau COVID-19

This Health Quality and Safety Commission report brings together a diverse range of Pacific health and equity experts to share their views of how effectively (or ineffectively) the health system is performing for Pacific peoples.

Find out more here.
Chronic pain (primary and secondary) in over 16s: assessment and management

The new NICE guideline recommends a person-centred care and support plan. See this report for a range of evidence-based options that are recommended including: increasing physical activity, acupuncture, psychological therapy, and antidepressants. Read full guidance here
Useful resources
Shared goals of care principles for health service providers report

‘When shared goals provide the basis for clinical treatment plans, there is less risk of a patient receiving unwanted or unwarranted treatments if their condition deteriorates’. Read the report.
Nutrition and Physical Activity Bulletin

The Ministry of Health fortnightly Bulletin is free, has an NZ focus and provides links to new research, evaluations, guidance, resources, news and upcoming events on the topics of nutrition, physical activity, weight management, noncommunicable diseases and sport and recreation in relation to health and wellbeing. 

Subscribe here.
Articles & trends of interest
Creating an Indigenous Māori-centred model of relational health: A literature review of Māori models of health

The study aimed to identify the key concepts, principles and values embedded within Indigenous Māori models of health and wellbeing; and determine how these could inform the development of a Māori-centred relational model of care.

Find out more here.
Talking about health series: Experiences with the general practice team and support for self-management (NZ study)

The fifth and final of a series of professional education articles based on the Talking about Health study looks at the relationships between people with long-term conditions and general practice nurses and doctors.

Find out more here.
My role in tackling health inequalities: a framework for allied health professionals

This new UK framework is designed to support allied health professionals to do whatever they can – large or small – to tackle health inequalities.

Find out more here.
Guidelines for working with Asian patients and their families

This document from the Health Quality & Safety Commission contain information and guidance for clinicians to increase cultural awareness, sensitivity, knowledge and skills when working with Asian patients and their families.

Find out more here.
Advance care planning communication skills manual

This document from the Health Quality & Safety Commission is a manual for all health professionals involved in having advance care planning conversations.

Find out more here.
Training & CME updates
eHealth TALK

News and interviews on data and digital health in New Zealand. Hosted by editor Rebecca McBeth. Brought to you by HiNZ.
Goodfellow Events and 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. 

Find out more here
What's on
Conference for General Practice

Pre-conference day: 5 August 2021
Conference days: 6-8 August 2021

The Conference programme will provide a wide range of educational and informative sessions linking to this inspirational theme, ensuring plenty of opportunity for delegates to learn, share, and network.

Register here for your ticket.
Project Mobilise: Changing attitudes towards disability in Aotearoa

Project Mobilise is working to understand attitudes towards disabled people, with the aim of creating a media campaign that helps New Zealanders think differently about disability.

Read more and participate here.
Dementia Auckland Education programme

Dementia Talks is a high quality education programme aligned to the four key stages of the dementia journey, available both in person and on zoom for convenience.

Held four times a year, expert speakers share topics on dementia and brain health, providing the right information at the right time to assist in navigating the dementia journey.

Get your tickets now!
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.
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Suggestions and regional news

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Editors: Pat Flanagan and Dr Janine Bycroft
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