Long-Term Conditions Network & Health Navigator Charitable Trust
ISSN: 1197-6693 No.57: March 2022
News and upfront
Useful resources
Gout booklet - a comprehensive guide to understanding and living with this condition
This reference material includes gout facts, how it affects daily lives, uric acid management, medicine options, tips, and some insightful stories.

English and Tongan versions are available.
Three steps to meeting health literacy needs
HQSC NZ's new guide for health care professionals provides a process to follow with every person in every healthcare discussion.

Read more here.
Articles & trends of interest
A window on quality 2021: COVID-19 and impacts on our broader health system
The Window begins with a broad view of the conditions and context in which the Aotearoa New Zealand health system responded to the challenges of COVID-19 between 2020 and 2021.

Read more here.
Addressing the leading risk factors for ill health
A review of government policies tackling smoking, poor diet, physical inactivity and harmful alcohol use in England.

Read more here.
Training & CME updates
Telehealth Online Learning Modules
Collaborative Aotearoa announces the release of these modules as part of the Health Care Home work programme. Here are four modules to help prepare for, and conduct, effective culturally competent patient-centred telehealth consultations:
  • What is telehealth?
  • Getting ready for telehealth 
  • The telehealth consultation 
  • Post learning reflection
Read more here.
Legendary conversations podcast
He Ako Hiringa's podcast for primary healthcare clinicians explores aspects of healthcare in Aotearoa New Zealand. Learn more and listen now.
What's on
Atrial fibrillation – reducing the risk
5 April 2022, 7.30 - 8.45 pm
In this webinar, Stroke Physician Dr Alan Davis will present the recently revised Health Pathway and the quality improvement tools developed for the major primary patient management systems. He will discuss how primary care can be supported to identify, risk assess and reduce stroke risk and improve outcomes for patients with this condition.
Find out more here.
Ovarian cysts; patient management
12 April 2022, 7:30pm
Anil will cover common presentations, the physiological, the pathological, and the harbingers of other problems including infertility, pain, mass effects, and malignancy.
Find out more here.
Atopic dermatitis and ageing skin - the role of ceramides
26 April 2022, 7:30pm
Dr Juber Hafiji shares the best practices to manage patients with atopic dermatitis.  Using case studies he demonstrates how atopic dermatitis impacts patients' quality of life and overviews the treatment options available.
Find out more here.
Women's Health Day
7 May 2022
A full online webinar day for your convenience, including:
  • A day of practice-changing New Zealand specific updates.
  • 6 CPD points (RNZCGP) and up to 6 hours of professional development endorsed by the Pharmaceutical Society and the College of Nurses Aotearoa (NZ).
  • All presentations include a Q&A session.
  • Ongoing access to webinar archives of the presentations.
Find out more here.
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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