COVID-19 library

Fast Facts: 20 May

  • Update Points from Dr Caroline McElnay, Director Public Health from recent GPNZ and PHO Clnical Directors’ Zoom
  • Your Health Summary
  • A message from Mercy Hospice (Dr Pam Jennings)

 


Fast Facts: 18 May

  • Changes to CBAC testing sites from Monday 18 May
  • Clinical process for testing for COVID-19 in Designated Practices, Urgent Care and General Practice
  • Employer-requested clearance tests
  • Best practice infection prevention and control for COVID-19, for Face-to-Face Consultations in General Practice
  • COVID-19 Surveillance Testing for Primary Care

 


Fast Facts: 13 May

  • Auckland PHO funding for COVID-19 Capital Expenses
  • 0800 COVIDVAN – reminder to make referrals
  • Current Covid-19 Response – Cervical Screening
  • Laboratory Update – Collection Centre protocols with transition to level 2
  • ACC home visits: are you claiming the right amount?
  • Changes to the Disability Allowance application process
  • Primary Care Update: Issue 2 for general practice, PHOs and DHBs
  • Your Health Record (Shared Primary Care Summary Record)

 


Fast Facts: 7 May

  • Information from DHB departments about their COVID-19 responses
  • COVID-19 Webinar (Tuesday, 12 May 2020 7.30pm)

 


Strategies to identify and deliver care for Vulnerable Patients and gradually resume National Screening Programmes during Covid-19 National Emergency Alerts Level

 


Fast Facts: 30 April

  • Clarification of primary care management of people with acute respiratory symptoms/suspected COVID-19
  • The Ministry of Health National has a Close Contact Service that refers symptomatic close contacts to CBACs for testing
  • Webinar: An Introduction to Telehealth in NZ

 

Fast Facts: 23 April

  • How to Refer to Mobile COVID-19 Testing Services
  • Primary Care Pathway for Persons with Acute Respiratory Symptoms
  • POAC COVID Retrospective Claiming
  • Patient Transportation to Diagnostics
  • Influenza Vaccinations

 


Influenza Vaccination Information for General Practice Administrators

 


Fast Facts: 21 April

  • COVID-19 update to primary care providers
  • Green Prescription referrals during COVID-19
  • Smoking cessation during COVID-19
  • Ready Steady Quit continues smoking cessation services
  • Plan ahead when ordering flu vaccine
  • Influenza Update

 


Fast Facts: 20 April

  • COVID-19: Notice to general practice retesting of automated texts to patients
  • Increased testing capacity available for sexually transmitted diseases – a message from Labtests
  • PHARMAC – Some special authority and NPPA approvals automatically extended

 


Fast Facts: 16 April

  • Zero Invoicing for Telephone and Virtual Consults with Patients
  • Influenza Vaccination Update
  • A Message from Hospice NZ
  • Zero Invoicing for Telephone and Virtual Consults with Patients
  • COVID-19 REFERRALS to CBACs, Designated Swabbing Clinics, Urgent Care Clinics or Mobile Services
  • POAC Services During COVID-19
  • Opinions from the Experts
  • Driver License Expiration Dates will be Extended for Six Months

 


Mental Health and COVID-19 Support and Resources updated 16 April 

 


Fast Facts: 15 April

  • COVID-19: New Approach for Aged Residential Care

Published by Ministry of Health

  • COVID-19 Update – Heart Foundation COVID-19 – Clinical and Patient Resources

 


 

Fast Facts: 9 April

  • Cabinet agreed to extend all expired driving licenses by up to 6 months

Published by Ministry of Health

 


Message from the Director General of Health Ashley Bloomfield 9 April 2020

 


Fast Facts: 7 April

Published by BMA, Royal College of General Practitioners, NHS England

  • Message sample from you to your patients – for your website or communications
  • Zostavax Claiming
  • NZePS updated FAQs; Remote Prescribing/Signature Exempt Prescriptions
  • Cremations – exemption for medical and nurse practitioners for viewing and identifying the deceased in some circumstances
  • Message from MoH re Influenza Vaccinations

Published by Ministry of Health


Fast Facts: 6 April

Published by Labtests and Northern Pathology 

  • Influenza Update
  • Enrolling Patients during COVID-19 Lockdown

 


Fast Facts: 2 April

Published by bpacnz

  • National Screening Programmes Impacted by COVID-19
  • Guidelines and Training for “Working with Remote Interpreters” for Health Practitioners

 


Fast Facts Mental Health: 31 March

  • How to help yourself and your patients manage mental health and wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Changes in Auckland DHB mental health referrals due to COVID-19 response

 


Fast Facts: 30 March

  • Funding Package to Support Primary Care’s Response to COVID-19
  • Flu Vaccinations
  • Maori Health
  • Ministry of Health Contact Email
  • WINZ Job Seeker Changes for the Next Six Months
  • ACC – ACC45 Changes
  • A Best Use of PPE Guideline for the Northern Region
  • NZePS

 


Fast Facts: 26 March

  • Prescribing during COVID-19
  • MoH Information
  • Swab Requirements for COVID-19 Testing
  • Update Criteria for Swabbing for COVID-19

 


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