World Family Doctor Day is 19 May every year.
Depression.org.nz have a Facebook page, Small Steps NZ, which may be a handy resource. The page is a place for the community to share ideas about small steps they have taken to improve wellbeing when they have felt low.
Love Food Hate Waste have developed a FREE Easy Choice meal planner, which may benefit anyone looking to cook healthy meals on a budget.
Hospice Awareness week is 14-20 May 2018. Nationally, this is a time to profile and celebrate the services that hospices provide in local communities.
Saturday 12 May is International Nurses’ Day. The theme for 2018 is ‘Nurses a voice to lead: Health is a Human right’ see link – www.icnvoicetolead.com.
For nurses currently not working in general practice, this is an information evening providing an opportunity to: Discover what primary health care and general practice is all about Meet clinical team members: GP, nurse, and nurse practitioner Knowledge and skills …
This week, 7-11 May, is Privacy Week. This is a good opportunity to promote privacy awareness and for people to learn about their rights under the Privacy Act.
The government has launched a website with information on the Government Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction. The site gives the background to the inquiry and has links to consultation documents in multiple languages.
The Ministry of Health has launched Kupe, a website aimed at helping men decide whether a prostate check is right for them.
Comprehensive Care is supporting Immunisation Week with daily posts on Facebook. These are on the Immunisation week theme (“encouraging immunisation across the lifespan”) from Monday 30 April to Sunday 6 May.
Saturday 28 April is World Day for Safety and Health at Work. This year the focus is on building safe and healthy workplaces for young workers and future generations.
Kainga Ora is a free service which aims to support low income families to have warmer, drier and healthier homes. They welcome self-referrals.
Age Concern North Shore have published a calendar of exercise/physical activities, social and support groups for older people living on the North Shore.
Epilepsy New Zealand and the Ministry of Health are seeking people with epilepsy to complete an online survey about the effectiveness of epilepsy services. Go to the survey page for details.
Age Concern is offering a FREE classroom-based refresher workshop to re-familiarize older drivers with traffic rules and safe driving practices, to help drivers remain independent for longer. No testing is involved.
Plain packaging on cigarettes is in place from 14 March. This means standardised packaging will be sold at retailers with graphic images and warnings. You might find this change is really helpful in acting the idea of stopping smoking.
Understand your diabetes. Diabetes Self-Management Education is a range of free courses, to help you manage your health.
Have you been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes?
Keep up-to-date with healthy living events and information on Facebook.
Would you like to know what we did and what we achieved in the year to 30 June 2017?
The Ministry of Health monitors the work of Primary Health Organisations, and publishes information on several performance measures, compared to targets.
From 1 January 2017 HPV vaccine is funded for everyone aged 26 years and under.
Safety checking requirements under the Vulnerable Children Act 2014.
The Immunisation Advisory Centre (IMAC) has published information about the importance of immunisation.
The Final evaluation report for the Primary Care Practice Assistant Demonstration Programme is now available